Inspiralba is a delivery partner for Just Enterprise.
A business support programme which aims to support growth in revenue and employment in the third sector in Scotland, and increase its profile in Scotland, the UK and internationally. Over the past 3 years Inspiralba has provided Just Enterprise Business Support to 45 organisations in Argyll and Bute, including:
Oban Phoenix provide cinema, event facilities and community space and required support prior to taking forward the Cinema as a community company. Oban Phoenix have subsequently received support to review their operational priorities and financial planning to ensure the on-going development and growth of the business.
Jura Development Trust Identified Jura Stores and Post office as a vital service for the sustainability of the island. Support was provided to develop a Business Plan which assisted the company to secure Lottery funding for community acquisition and operation of Jura Stores.
West Highland Futures – are an energy services company and trading subsidiary of West Highland Housing. Support was provided to bring together information to develop a consolidated business plan and financial projections.
“Inspiralba provided us with very professional and practical support with our business planning. We found them excellent to work with and would be happy to employ them again.” Graeme, West Highlands Futures.
South Kintyre Development Trust was formed to develop and maintain delivery of local regeneration and services in South Kintyre. Support was provided to develop a business plan, underlining strategic priorities assisting the organisation to secure resources for a Development Officer to take forward their plan.
South Islay Development Trust operate to develop growth in South Islay for the benefit of the community. Having identified Port Ellen Filling Station as a vital service, Just Enterprise support was provided to determine the viability of a community purchase and operation of Port Ellen Filling Station. This enabled SIDT to secure Scottish Land Funding to purchase the business as a community asset which they now operate.
“Just Enterprise support allowed us to have an essential piece of work completed which was of great assistance to the board when determining the viability of the project. We have now taken forward the community owned filling station a vital local asset for the community of South Islay.” – Kirsten Laurie, South Islay Development Trust.
If your enterprise could benefit from Just Enterprise support please follow the link below and apply online-
Bute Digital Summer School was held this August for aspiring young entrepreneurs to further develop their skills in the digital world. The course was stretched across four days with the participants staying at Bute Backpackers in Rothesay.
“This August I took part in the Bute Summer School which Inspiralba developed. The course was four days long and each day brought new learning experiences, including learning from successful entrepreneurs, and others were with local tutors at Rothesay College. Each spokesperson we met all had different experiences and knowledge that they brought to the table which inspired me and the others to achieve our desired goals. Overall we found the summer school a positive experience and helped build our confidence in different aspects of life”.
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