Stories

We are constantly developing case studies on our many diverse clients.  Here are some of their stories.

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Pete Richardson

First Aid Perthshire

East Perthshire-based Pete Richardson set up First Aid Perthshire in the summer of 2016 after a 30-year career in the hospitality industry.

 

The company offers first aid services to events as well as a wide selection of first aid at work training courses for all businesses.

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Kelly McIntyre

Photography & Video Production

Kelly McIntyre is a Blairgowrie-based photographer and videog

rapher with over 10 years' experience.  Click the image to find out more.

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Jenna McDonald

Jenna McDonald is a jewellery designer based in the Perth Creative Exchange run by WASPS. Jenna creates contemporary jewellery for galleries and offers regular jewellery making workshops, sharing her knowledge of her craft with students of all ages from her bright and airy new studio space. Click on the image to find out more.

Cornelia Weinmann

Cornelia Weinmann is a textile deigner with a fine arts background who upcycles fabric and furniture. Her home-based studio is in Kettins near Coupar Angus in east Perthshire.

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Molke

Rural Perthshire-based Molke manufactures and supplies positive pants and confidence-boosting bras to women all over the world and of all ages and body types, using ethically produced materials. Molke underwear is designed to make women feel empowered, strong and free from the constraints that come with the stereotypical and limiting underwear that is available on the high street. Set up in 2017 by Kirsty Lunn and Ros Marshall, Molke aims to make boobs happy the world over. Click on the image to find out more.

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Nathan and Abigail Shepherd

Husband and wife team Nathan and Abigail Shepherd run The Perthshire Magazine,

a monthly digital publication featuring local businesses and events. Based in Kindallachan in Highland Perthshire,

in just two years the pair have built up a readership of some 30,000 people

both at home and abroad for each issue. Click on the image to find out more.

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Adam and Rosie Baxendine

Husband and wife team Adam and Rosie Baxendine run Aikenhead House, a retreat on the outskirts of Blairgowrie which offers guests a place to escape from it all either by relaxing by the fire or using it as a base to explore rural Perthshire. Click on the image to find out more. 

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Claire Standen

Longforgan-based Claire Standen is a life-coach who aims to help women build

resilience through coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

She works with individuals and organisations offering workshops, talks,

online webinars and one-to-one sessions. Click on the image to find out more. 

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Dee Barron

Dee Barron runs The Natural Clinic in Crieff, a wellbeing centre that offers a broad range of complementary therapies provided by a team of experienced practitioners. Some of the treatments and therapies available at the clinic include osteopathy, massage, homoeopathy, life coaching, modern stress management, facials, craniosacral therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling and psychotherapy. Click on the image to find out more. 

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Susie Black

Susie Black is a Personal Trainer & and Pilates instructor based in Coupar Angus.  Having suffered from chronic back pain and with excercise being the only pain relief Susie started learning more and working in the fitness industry. Click on image to find out more. 

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Kaja Ekiert

Pitlochry-based Kaja Ekiert runs Handam Refill Station, a zero waste store that offers affordable refills of dry foods and household liquids and reusable products all of which reduce waste. She first contacted GrowBiz in the summer of 2018 looking for advice on a business plan and setting up a zero waste shop in Highland Perthshire. Experienced enterprise facilitators met with Kaja and discussed various alternative options open to her. Click on the image to find out more.

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Anna Malyon

Crieff-based Anna Malyon runs Coppertop Croft, producing a range of homeware products such as cushions and stationery with contemporary designs for the wholesale gift and tourism markets. 

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Grant Murdoch

Grant Murdoch is the driving force behind the Coupar Angus Cycling Hub, a social enterprise which aims to get more people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds on bikes. 

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Sholach Trees

Family-run business Sholach Farm on the outskirts of Blairgowrie offers locally-grown Christmas trees.

The McIntyre family have farmed at Wester Essendy for around 100 years. Originally raspberry growers, Willie’s father, Willie Snr, first diversified into growing Christmas trees for wholesale customers back in 1992.

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Simply Flo

Simply Flo is an Auchterarder-based business specialising in authentic Lebanese cuisine. It was set up by Florence Gebara, a Lebanese national living in Scotland, in late 2015.

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Jackie MacIntyre

Jackie MacIntyre, based in Alyth in east Perthshire, set up Bourtree Jams and Preserves in 2018 after leaving the family business that she had worked in for most of her career.  

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Zoe Garvie

Zoe Garvie from Kinross is a science outreach educator who teaches the subject in a fun way. Through working in schools and providing workshops for events, Zoe’s vision is to enthuse youngsters between the ages of three and twelve years-old with an interest in – and a love for - STEM subjects.

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Annie Scrimgeour

Annie Scrimgeour runs Parable Pod in Kinross, a social enterprise she describes as offering ‘counselling with conscience’.

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Ecocamp Glenshee

Ecocamp Glenshee was one of the first environmentally-conscious camping pods sites in the area. Run by husband and wife team Simon and Fiona Calvin it is situated in an idyllic rural location on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park and just a few minutes away from the Glenshee Ski Centre.

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Angela Maughan

East Perthshire-based Angela Maughan is an ordained celebrant offering a bespoke and personal service for engagement parties, weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals that is unique in the area. She is also a qualified complementary therapist. Click the image to find out more.

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Daniel Muir

Murthly-based Daniel Muir runs Supply Chain Scotland, a new advice and resource consultancy that supports businesses to manage the systems, structures and processes they need in place to deliver projects or goods and services to their customers.

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Richard Cross

Richard Cross is a web designer and developer as well as a photographer and certified drone pilot based in Stanley. He has run his own business for nearly 20 years and recently moved from Edinburgh to rural Perthshire, getting in touch with GrowBiz after finding out about the community-based enterprise support organisation on social media.

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Piotr Gudan

Outdoor Explore offers bespoke kayak tours across central Scotland on lochs, rivers and the sea, as well as archery sessions, guided hill walks, mountain bike trips and paddle sport courses. 

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Kelly McIntyre

Kelly McIntyre is a Blairgowrie-based photographer and videographer with over 10 years’ experience. 

After completing her studies in photography and television production, Kelly worked with her business partner at Keithbank Photograph, producing several projects for Perth and Kinross Council, RBS, the Perth and Kinross Association of Volunteer Services (PKAVS) and many more.

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Clare Pinchbeck

9 years ago, Clare Pinchbeck opened Hettie’s Tearoom in Pitlochry. Named after her daughter Henrietta, it has since expanded to include an online tea shop and a bakery/takeaway in Dunkeld.  

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Nikki Murray

An east Perthshire based therapist is set to become the first EMMETT4Horses practitioner instructor for Scotland.

Therapist Nikki Murray, who lives in Bridge of Cally just north of Blairgowrie, is the first EMMETT4Horses practitioner instructor for Scotland.

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Pete Richardson

East Perthshire-based Pete Richardson set up First Aid Perthshire in the summer of 2016 after a 30-year career in the hospitality industry.

The company offers first aid services to events as well as a wide selection of first aid at work training courses for all businesses.

Click the image to find out more.

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Jennifer Lindsay-Finan

Jennifer Lindsay-Finan runs River Park Learning and Development, which specialises in designing and delivering digital based training. 

 

Keen to try new ways of doing things and to have the variety of working with different organisations, Jennifer started her own business six years ago.

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Erika Green

Auchterarder-based Erika Green is the woman behind Green’s Granola, which is made using pure Scottish wholegrain jumbo oats, complemented by a selection of healthy and delicious ingredients from around the world. 

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Amelia Milton

Amelia Milton is the nine-year-old entrepreneur behind Smelleez Soaps – which “makes soap for everyone and their dog”.

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