An experienced design and technology teacher who has also worked in industry, Paul Parmenter set up The Workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire in June 2014 with funding and business support from Firstport.
Locavore is a Glasgow-based social enterprise dedicated to local food and creation of sustainable local food economies.
MsMissMrs is a Glasgow-based initiative which seeks to empower vulnerable women through delivering workshops on self-care and improving confidence and self-esteem. This vital support enables some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable women to make active contributions to their communities.
Jennifer, director of community supported organic farm and delivery business Woodside Arran, was voted Firstport’s Young Social Innovator 2017, winning a £5000 prize and business support.
Celia Hodson and her daughters are the brains behind Hey Girls – a new social enterprise using a ‘Buy One Give One’ model to fight period poverty in the UK in a sustainable way. For every sanitary product they sell, they give one away to someone who needs it.
Charlie's idea has been inspired by his passion for photography. He describes himself as a community activist and has had a long interest in the social enterprise community.
Thriving Survivors, set up by Ashley Scotland, is a unique training and support service that enables people who have experienced a physical or emotional trauma - ranging from ill health to bereavement to being a victim of crime - to take control of their recovery.
Natalia Jejer founded Bottle of Ginger, a community drinks company based in Bridgeton, which aims to change local 'juice' culture by challenging consumption habits, redefining the product and rethinking the processes in soft drink manufacturing.
Uist Wool is reconnecting the communities of the Outer Hebrides with their cultural heritage of wool-working.
Scott Francis started Angus Cycle Hub to supporting and developing cycling in the Angus region and beyond.