We were absolutely delighted in 2014 to be a winner at the Scottish Edge competition where we were awarded a grant of £50k to help us develop our distillery and business! The financial support was invalua
ble and we greatly appreciate the boost it gave us. We have long since spoken about helping others start up and perhaps one day being in the position to be able to return this grant so that it might benefit another young company.
Well this week, we have signed The Scottish Edge Pledge, which means we can do exactly that! The new initiative by Scottish Edge invites award winners to sign the Edge Pledge, contributing a minimum 1% from exit proceeds or future revenue streams. This will help to achieve a sustainable fund for future entrepreneurs. Sir Tom Hunter, a Scottish Edge supporter, said: “This is a fundamental step forward in the mindset of Scotland’s entrepreneurs, underpinning the culture of giving back with purpose – in this case supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs by sharing in their own success. This is absolutely creating a virtuous circle where success supports success, entrepreneurs help one another and ultimately Scotland wins out.”
We’re proud to support the Edge Pledge.
Read more about the Edge Pledge here.
The finals of round 10 are nearly here and entries for round 11 open towards the end of July 2017. Check out Scottish Edge.