Following graduating his Saltire Fellowship Assean launched Flavourly, the fastest growing gourmet food, snack and craft beer discovery service. Flavourly is currently on track to reach £1M in sales and in the process of closing substantial seed investment.
In their first year first year – Cheeky Chompers quickly established a direct retail network in the UK and a distribution network overseas. Today they count major retailers like John Lewis, JoJo Maman Bebe, Joules, Boots and M&S amongst their UK customers and they now sell in over 30 countries.
One of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs, Mike Welch OBE sold Blackcircles.com for £50m in May 2015 and is a regular contributor to ES events.
Lucinda founded Genius in 2009 with her first ever gluten-free loaf, after failing to find good quality gluten-free and wheat-free bread suitable for her gluten intolerant son. She has won numerous awards including the Ernst & Young UK Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Private Businesswoman of the Year category in the Price Waterhouse Coopers Private Business Awards.
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I think we have the ingredients for something really exciting.
Skyscanner can attest that there’s every opportunity to build a global business headquartered here in Scotland
Peers can be one of the most valuable sources of information and advice when building a company. I hope that by sharing my experiences, including the challenges I’ve faced, I can help others with their own entrepreneurial ambitions.
If it wasn’t for the Entrepreneurial Scotland Fellowship programme, I would not be CEO of Celtic Renewables and to have experienced a complete step-change in my career trajectory in a totally new sector, renewable energy.