'Strengthening Communities: Diverse Approaches to Business Success'
A selection of on-board workshops delivered by successful rural business owners, promoting prosperous island living.
This pilot was held on the 27th of March 2019 on-board the MV Clansman, on the Oban to Colonsay route.
Andrew Abrahams, Colonsay Black Bees/Isle of Colonsay Oysters
Stewart Graham, Gael Force Group Holdings Limited
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Distillery Company Limited
Alastair Barge, Gigha Halibut Limited
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.