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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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Film producer, Josh Davie, gets up and running with help from Business Gateway Fife

Far From The Tree Productions, was established by Josh Davie a year ago, to produce film content (short film and feature documentaries) with an engaging creative story.
Success has come in the early stages of business, with Josh having co-produced a multi-award-winning short film for an environmental film festival in America.

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Engineering Its Future Expansion

Swan Engineering, which manufactures bespoke equipment for a range of industries, has just completed its biggest contract since its launch in 2010. It manufactured and installed a new potato production line for a global organisation, based in Tayside.
The business has grown organically.

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Creating a Vibrant Future in Business

A hobby, creating bespoke soft furnishings for young children, has turned into a full-time interior design business for a young entrepreneur from Balmullo.
Terian Tilston stepped in to the world of entrepreneurs with the launch of The Little Brown Bear in 2012, making soft furnishings. At the time, she was working full-time as a trainee solicitor and this was an outlet to channel her creativity.

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Katrina Scott - Boni Hair Extensions

Boni Hair & Beauty

A search to find a hair extension specialist inspired Katrina Scott to set up her own business offering hair extensions and hair loss solutions to women. Six-years on, the 29-year-old has now moved Boni Hair & Beauty into a larger salon in 56 Crossgate, Cupar to cope with growing demand.
What does your business do? We specialise in hair extension and hair loss solutions for ladies.

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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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Dockyard Digs

Accommodating Future Markets

Dockyard Digs and Fife Pods are celebrating another successful year in providing a ‘home from home’ for contractors in Rosyth. The sister businesses have been successful accommodation providers for contractors working on the Queensferry Crossing and the Queen Elizabeth II from the port of Rosyth for many years.

Looking to the future, Dockyard Digs and Fife Pods are working with Business Gateway Fife, which is providing support by signposting the business to other networks and agencies.

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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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