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'Strengthening Communities: Diverse Approaches to Business Success'

'Strengthening Communities: Diverse Approaches to Business Success' 

A selection of on-board workshops delivered by successful rural business owners, promoting prosperous island living.

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Date/Location

This pilot was held on the 27th of  March 2019 on-board the MV Clansman, on the Oban to Colonsay route. 

Speakers

Andrew Abrahams, Colonsay Black Bees/Isle of Colonsay Oysters

Stewart Graham, Gael Force Group Holdings Limited

Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Distillery Company Limited

Stewart MacLennan, Tiree Music Festival/MacLennan Motors

Rachael RossLoch Melfort Hotel/People Matters

Alastair Barge, Gigha Halibut Limited

Background

This initiative was formed via the CalMac Community Board.  The event delivered a series of on-board workshops & presentations to targeted individuals (delegates) who considered the idea of owning a business on the islands and becoming residents there.

This event objective encapsulated two concepts: the core being that of providing a platform to engage individuals (delegates) who may have considered the idea of owning a business on the islands/becoming residents there and the secondary idea of a networking/connectivity event aiming to bring together businesses and entrepreneurs across the network.

The primary idea promoted the longer term ambition of the project being an economic enabler; not just a short term networking outlet. 

Colonsay Oysters Loch Melford HotelColonsay BeesGael ForceGigha HallibutTMFMacLennan Motors LOGO

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