Construction firm backs local entrepreneurs

Angie Oxford centre receives her prize from the judging panel
Angela Oxford (centre) receives her prize from the panel

A Scots construction firm has played a key role in awarding two West Dunbartonshire entrepreneurs with funds for budding businesses following a a Dragons’ Den-style competition.

Robertson Central – which is currently constructing affordable housing in Alexandria and Renton – launched the Catalyst Business Initiative with support from Business Gateway West Dunbartonshire.

On offer was a £2000 prize fund, with six local entrepreneurs invited to pitch their business ideas to an expert panel.

The winner was Clydebank’s Angela Oxford, who received £1500 for her company Baby Scan Studios, which aims to provide parents-to-be with reassurance of their baby’s wellbeing while giving them keepsakes including 4D scans and photo packages.

The panel was also impressed by Sharon Tait, and chose to give her £500 to help scale-up her hypnotherapy company Stait of Mind.

Gillian Pettigrew, community development coordinator at Robertson Group said, “We want to create a lasting legacy in the area beyond the construction of the new homes – and it’s a real pleasure to give back to the local community in this way. We are looking forward to seeing that entrepreneurial spirit blossom thanks to this initiative and to supporting Angela and Sharon in growing their businesses.”