Eleven Highland entrepreneurs have been selected to take part in a new business growth programme to help drive their businesses forward and Cecilia, our Founder and Managing Director, is one of them!

IMPACT30 aims to support the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing mentoring support to each, tapping into industry leaders’ expertise. It has been co-designed with young entrepreneurs in a bid to help meet the unique needs of the age group. Cecilia entered the programme with a video application explaining where she wants to take Planit Scotland in the future and things she feels she could use further support with to help get her there.

She has had a great start to the week, attending her first two sessions of the programme. After only a few days, Cecilia has a clear sight of what her vision is, identifying strategic objectives in order for her to make the vision a reality. She is VERY excited for the twelve months ahead, where the programme and the business growth enablers will be working with her to maximise on all of her plans for the future.

Cecilia is sharing her twelve-month journey with ten other local entrepreneurs, all sharing similar goals and striving for growth in their business. With businesses offering products such as seaweed lip balm, handmade chocolates and ‘Paw Balm’ made from local honey, there is definitely a broad range of unique business ideas and we think each one is a great asset to the Highland economy. We’re delighted to have this opportunity for growth in the Highlands and with such a diverse range of course mates, it is clear that lots can also be learned from each other.

Joining Cecilia are –
Julia Latif of Our House of Spice Ltd, Fort Augustus.
Jonny Ingledew of North Uist Distillery, Uist.
Ben Oakes of Isle of Skye Seaweed Company, Isle of Skye.
Finlay Macdonald of Chocolates of Glenshiel, Glen Shiel.
Jamie Fletcher of Caora Dhubh Coffee Company, Isle of Skye.
Gemma Ashdown of Skye Serenity, Broadford.
Jo-Ann Clark of Emily’s Bees, Cairngorms.
Ian Smith of Tiree Whisky Company Ltd, Tiree.
Kevin Clark of Heilan Loos, Grantown-on-Spey.
Hannah Low of Handpicked Properties, Inverness.

Cecilia IMPACT30

The programme is funded by City Region Deal, European Regional Development Fund, HM Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The programme’s business ‘Growth Enablers’ are from Anderson Anderson & Brown.