We’re very, very, VERY excited about running the first Acorn Enterprise Business Accelerator Programme in Tayside!
Acorn Enterprise has successfully run 7 Programmes in Fife over the last 4 years, helping over 100 new businesses. We have branched out (pun intended!) to launch the 8th Programme in Dundee!
More than 70 % of the “Awesome Acorns” we have worked with have gone on to launch and develop their businesses. These “Saplings” are continuing to grow and thrive!
So…let’s find out more about the Awesome Acorns on the first Business Accelerator Programme in Dundee!
Flora Couper – Connect Coaching
Connect Coaching helps dental practices grow their business through creating amazing patient experiences.
Flo is both an enthusiastic and energetic coach and clinician. She is a team development trainer, NLP coach as well as being an award winning dental hygienist.
Having been a very successful team member and highly effective clinician, her motivation now is very simple. Flo wants to help and inspire clinicians and their teams to do great work for their patients.
She has been designing and delivering coaching and training programmes since 2016 all over the UK. Flo is also moving towards developing online courses.
Kirsten Manzi – Kirsten Manzi Jewellery Design
I’m Kirsten, a Dundee based jewellery designer and maker, inspired by architectural elements and bold geometric forms.
I set up my own business, Kirsten Manzi Jewellery Design in 2015 and have recently launched my new collection B A L A N C E.
Focusing on quality craftsmanship and subtle details, I aim to provide each customer with timeless, understated jewellery pieces to be worn and enjoyed every day.
As well as my own designs, I also work with clients to create limited edition and one-off commissions, bespoke wedding jewellery and engagement rings.
Nina Fairweather – Fairweather Safety Consulting
As a business owner, optimising your profits must be forethought on your mind!
The European Agency for Safety & Health at Work (EU-OSHA) recently published research showing that in the EU, work related injury and illness results in a loss of 3.3% of GDP (€476 billion). How could that affect your bottom line?
Investment in occupational health & safety and implementing preventative action will have positive effects on the economy.
Fairweather Safety Consulting provides workable solutions to help you achieve this, maintaining a safe and secure environment for you, your associates and clients, no matter what size your business.
James Williamson – Moovii
James Williamson has worked as a freelance Animator and Video Producer for the past 15 years.
Last year he set up his company Moovii with the intention of working directly with businesses locally, nationally and internationally.
Moovii produce Videos and Animations that are an essential part of marketing and communications for businesses, organisations and enterprises who are looking to communicate their ideas, services or products in a fun, exciting and engaging way.
We work closely with our clients ensuring that once we have produced the Videos or Animations we can also help them achieve their goals.
Laura Hunter – Virtually Laura
I’m a Virtual Assistant who provides admin, social media and business support for busy sole traders, freelancers and consultants.
My clients outsource time-consuming tasks so they have more time to focus on running their business and bringing in new clients. These range from business admin support, process document production right through to arranging training seminars, diary management and conducting research.
I offer flexible working with regards to times and hours – working a few hours a month up to larger, one-off projects. This can range from several hours a day to a month.
Kirk Kilbane – Mobile Valeting & Detailing
Kirk Kilbane Mobile Valeting & Detailing is based in Fife, and we believe that cars are special; they bring us joy, a sense of purpose and an ability to express ourselves.
Our cars care for us – keeping us warm, dry and safe. It only seems fair that we return the favour by keeping them immaculate.
With a passion to care for every car we work on, in the safest way possible, and with our eye for perfection, we can ensure that 10 years down the line, it will look just as stunning as the day you picked it up.
Claire Bywalec – Maestro Music Studio
Maestro Music Studio is a private piano and singing studio based in Perth city centre!
We offer private music tuition, as well as group tuition, and specialist workshops on film composition, songwriting, and performance. Our repertoire and performance-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to learn and develop skills that will shape their learning experiences for life.
Maestro Music Studio prides itself on our commitment to music and education. Our students are confident musicians, with a strong understanding of music theory and technique. They are also equipped with the ‘fun’ skills that are often missed in private music tuition, such as improvisation, performance and songwriting.