Firstport case studies

We have helped a wide range of new start enterprises across Scotland that have gone on to win awards, create jobs and deliver real social benefits to people and communities. Read our case studies to find out more.

Set up by Sarah MacLean. Buth Bharraigh is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for local people on the Island of Barra.
Grant Richmond started Dundee MakerSpace to provide space and facilities to encourage people to be creative and develop their skills.
Scott Francis started Angus Cycle Hub to supporting and developing cycling in the Angus region and beyond.
Njiraini Nganga started technology refurbishment business Networks4Learning to provide jobs and training to vulnerable young individuals from underprivileged households in Glasgow
Maggie Lawrie founded Tri Angus in 2014 to provide good quality triathlons across Angus. 
Louise McAllister was motivated to set up Green Aspirations (GrAsp) by her own love of the outdoors, particularly of trees and woodland, and by her…
Corrin Henderson’s ambitious plan to build an indoor go-kart track in Inverness has a dual purpose - to provide a secure income and base for…
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…
‘Unlocking potential – creating futures’ is the mantra of Josee Scott and her team at Edinburgh-based Freedom Unlimited Enterprises. 
Susan Aktemel came up with the idea of setting up Scotland's first social enterprise letting agency as a result of her own personal experience as…
When IT consultants Debra Riddell and Geoff Crowe left Australia to go travelling, they never thought they would end up running a community bakery.
Future Soccer Stars delivers high-quality soccer training to children aged from 18 months to nine years in Central Scotland.
Beth Hamilton-Cardus and her business partner Andrew Coull are passionate about using humour to tackle serious issues.
Fiona Gilbert set up Remake to help divert waste from landfill by creatively revamping discarded objects
Hedz-Up, started by Ian Pert, gives young people the chance to develop and try new experiences through the running of a motorcycle road racing team.
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