The President of Brammer Bio believes Scotland must find a way to retain foreign talent post-Brexit if it expects to be at the forefront of scientific discovery in the future.
What does your business do?
A desire to run their own creative workshops led Alison Mountain and Jeanette Sendlerof Newburgh, Fife, to set up their own business, Big Cat Textiles. Since launching seven years ago, the company’s reputation has grown and the workshops are now held in high regard internationally.
Inspired by the aromatic dishes she ate while living abroad, Thea Samuel started selling Sri Lankan curry kits in 2015.
Elaine Woods launched Heal ‘n Toes last year working as a mobile foot health practitioner, before opening her own clinic in Broughty Ferry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using her experience as an Active Schools Coordinator, Jessica Thomson set up Yogido Ltd in Kinross last year. She works with clients including eight local councils.