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Daniel Malikzade-Afshar launches Yes!Taxi app

Scotland’s new taxi hailing app steps into the future

A St Andrews student, Daniel Malikzade-Afshar, has brought a new and exciting dimension to the Scottish taxi market as he combines local taxi firms with a sustainable and personal approach. Yes!Taxi is the 21st century taxi app which provides safe, convenient and affordable rides for anyone across Scotland.
 
The third-year theoretical physicist has found a way to bring together flourishing Scottish business and drivers with an innovative approach to taxi services which will open the market while still supporting drivers.

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Carly Greig - with Carly

with Carly

Completing a HypnoBirthingTM course gave Carly Greig the tools she needed to have a more natural and calmer second labour. Inspired by her own experience, she gained a range of qualifications and launched ...with Carly in Crossgates. The business aims
to help soon-to-be mums and new mums get the most out of pregnancy, labour and the early months following birth.
 
How and why did you start in business?
A couple of things have led me down this path.

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Tony Pringle of TP Outdoor Cleaning Services

TP Cleaning Services

At just 22-years-old, Tony Pringle from Cupar set up TP Outdoor Cleaning Services and has clients across Fife, Dundee and Forfar.
 
Q. How and why did you start in business? After leaving school I was unsure as to what I wanted to do career wise. I always had an urge to run my own business but didn’t know how to go about it. I did some landscaping work and enjoyed it, but I decided to go to college and get qualifications.

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Meadowsweet Herbal Apothecary

Holistic Approach to New Business

Training to become a herbalist led Rosy Rapacova to set up her own herbal medicine clinic. Now the 28-year-old, who also runs Meadowsweet Organic farm with her husband, has launched Meadowsweet Herbal Apothecary after completing four years of study.

As a Herbalist, Rosy offers herbal remedy workshops and talks as well as consultations to individuals, which is the main aspect of the business.

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The Secret Ingredients for Sri Lankan Style Curry Kits Business

Inspired by the aromatic dishes she ate while living abroad, Thea Samuel returned to the UK and launched her own business, Sri Spice Ltd, in 2015. Based in North Queensferry, the business sells Sri Lankan style curry kits and side dishes that are made to the 42-year-old’s own recipes.
 
How and why did you start in business?
Whilst living and working in Sri Lanka in 2007, I stayed on my own as well as with a lovely local Sri Lankan family. Amma (mum) cooked the most amazing curries on an open fire with clay pots.

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Shirley Patterson nextGenergy

Generating Savings

Shirley Paterson’s interest in energy efficiency began some 40 years ago on a visit to The Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales whilst on a family holiday. Today, she’s the proud owner of her own business – nextGenergy – which helps customers cut their energy bills by offering advice and recommendations to implement energy-saving improvements.

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Insect Protein Gives Law Graduate the Business Bug

Dog treats made out of insects will be hopping into the pockets of pet lovers after the launch of Bug Bakes. 
 
The healthy snacks made out of ground crickets, oat flour, root vegetables and other all-natural organic ingredients come in handy bags that contain 50 biscuits and can be bought directly from www.bugbakes.co.uk
 
Creator, Ross Lamond, from Wormit, Fife, believes the biscuits are the first dog treat to contain insect protein in the UK, and claims the hypo-allergenic baked biscuits provide dogs with

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Michael Annandale of Moo-let

WE SPEAK TO MICHAEL ANNANDALE OF MOO-LET

Spotting a gap in the market led joiner Michael Annandale to set up his own letting business with a difference, moo-let. The 45-year-old’s enterprise started out in Dalgety Bay six years ago but earlier this year moved into larger offices in Inverkeithing.

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 Affinity Aquarium Solutions

Marine Biologist's New Business On a Crest of a Wave

A marine biologist has merged his love of fish and aquariums with his degree to launch Affinity Aquarium Solutions. 

Christopher Kent, from Kennoway, near Leven, set up the business in March, offering a wide range of services from aquarium set up and maintenance to water testing and fish dissection. 

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Wild Fire Pizza Owner John King Goes Under The Spotlight

Wild Fire Pizza Owner John King Goes Under The Spotlight

Having travelled the world as a chef, John King moved back to North East Fife in 2014. Two years later he decided to fulfil a lifelong ambition to start his own business. Having installed a wood burning stove into a converted horse box he launched Wild Fire Pizza in June last year.

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