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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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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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Robert and Jane Prentice of Stagison, Quality Scottish Venison

Business Leaps Forward Following Major Investment

Just 12 months after completing a £360k investment programme, Downfield Farm has launched its own product range, secured orders from Italy, and is now set to process goat for the first time. 
Operated by Robert and Jane Prentice, who have been helped by Business Gateway Fife, the Cupar-based farm and abattoir has processed over 143 tonnes of venison since opening its new butchery and game handling facilities in autumn last year. 
The expansion of Scotland’s first venison abattoir not only created three full-time jobs, it allowed the husband and

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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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Nicole Fraser of Yoga Rebellion


When Nicole Fraser (38), from Cairneyhill, was made redundant she took stock of her life and made the decision to not only go to university, but set up her own business - The Yoga Rebellion – offering classes throughout the west of Fife.

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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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How Business Gateway Helped Andrew Build His Fabby Business

When Andrew Traub was looking to start his furniture upcycling business in 2013, the former Celtic and Clyde footballer looked to Business Gateway Fife to help get The Fabby Furniture Company moving.

“It was always an ambition of mine  to start and run my own business, and I am so glad that I did,” said Andrew.

“Starting and growing any venture presents many challenges but the support from Business Gateway Fife has been fantastic.

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