Entrepreneurship

The Scottish EDGE - previous winners

Fifteen Scottish companies were awarded up to £50,000 funding in round 4 of the Scottish EDGE in June 2014.

All 30 finalists submitted proposals for how they would spend the funding if they won. Here's an overview of how the fifteen winners will make the most of theirs.

  • Shand Cycles Limited - 'The Stoater' bicycle - £48,500
    - Employ a specialist welder
    - Move manufacturing of CNC components to Scotland
    - Marketing and advertising
  • Kirsteen Stewart - Designer clothing - £49,500
    - Employ two graduates
    - Expand product range for London and Paris trade shows
    - PR and strategy planning
  • Hebridean Spa Limited - Seaweed based spa products - £50,000
    -
    Employ a sales manager
    - Move to larger premises
    - Attend conferences to promote to US market
  • Cohesion Medical Ltd - Clinical data capture - £46,000
    -
    Hire a marketing consultant
    - Employ a Sales Manager
    - Obtain fully-protected IP for international markets
  • Miss IntegriTea Ltd - Herbal tea range - £45,000
    - Employ a production manager
    - Increasing market and presence at trade shows
    - Develop new packaging
  • Mo's Cookie Dough - Baking products - £50,000
    - Employ a commercial director and ops assistant
    - Develop packaging
    - Increase marketing and branding activity
  • DM Handling Systems Ltd - Tagging, weighing and conveying sheep - £50,000
    -
    Build new units for showcasing in Australia and New Zealand
    - Increase advertising
  • Coleman & Knight t/a DiaryDoll - Specialist female underwear - £50,000
    -
    Employ a sales, marketing and social media colleague
    - Develop new designs
    - Marketing, PR and online improvements
  • MotoScotland.com - Moto training, tours and links to tourism - £50,000
    -
    Employ a marketing manager
    - Enhance e-commerce offering
    - Add specialist motorbikes to range
    - Attend exhibitions and trade shows
  • Opinurate - Customer experience management - £40,000
    -
    Employ a programmer
    - Employ a graduate
    - Improve current platform for international markets
  • Coast & Glen Ltd - Fish boxes - £24,000
    -
    Improve production facilities and buy new equipment
    - Enhance online service
    - Marketing and branding activity
  • Airts Ltd - Technology to help schedule work activity - £50,000
    - Employ two software engineers
    - Invest in new hardware
  • ECHO - Built capsules for holiday lets - £50,000
    -
    Double workshop capacity
    - Purchase new machinery
    - Increase marketing and advertising
  • BiogelX Limited - Gels for toxicology - £17,000
    - Employ business development staff
    - Secure office space
    - Attend major trade shows across the USA
  • Get2Grips with Grants - Supporting grant applications for social sector - £40,000
    -
    Employ two full-time grant managers
    - Improve the company's technology services.
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