Fife fashion designer Ryan Kirk studied at Heriot Watt School of Textiles and Design. On graduating in 2015, the 24-year-old from Crossgates launched his own fashion label and successes include dressing one of the X Factor finalists.
Aberfeldy artisan Angus Ross and his workshop team bend, mould, sculpt and fold wood into new, bespoke pieces of furniture and public art.
Dundee University law student and former footballer Zane Powell set up UniJob with his friend Lewis Pour, an advanced internetwork engineering student at Glasgow Caledonian University last year. Zane tells The Courier about their business journey.
A passion for woodwork led Frazer Reid to start his own furniture making business, FAR Cabinet Makers, four years ago. The 26-year-old works out of a studio on Lohton Farm, Fife.
He’s a star of stage and screen and now Gyles Brandreth is to make a repeat performance as host of the 2016 Courier Business Awards.
Paul Barrett set up IED Training Solutions Limited (IED TS) last June with his friend Ian Clark.
Jane Mason set up Miss Demure in 2015, bringing together her online store Patently Vintage and Broughty Ferry’s Lingerie Shop.
Q. How did you start in business? On June 1, 2005, I bought a 22-cover coffee shop in Milnathort, which was my avenue to learn the craft of running my own business and realising my passion for expanding and developing my business concept.
When Nicole Fraser, 38, from Cairneyhill, was made redundant she decided not only to go to university, but set up her own business, The Yoga Rebellion.
Finding a good work/life balance coupled with a desire to offer healthy food options led Catherine Thomson, from Kirkcaldy, to launch Tasty Tatties & Bites.