Building an impactful, sustainable business takes more than just a good idea, although that is always an important place to start! That’s where our enterprising role models come in.

Seeing how others are taking action to help tackle the most difficult problems facing society and the natural world through building sustainable business model is very inspiring and motivating for our students.

At the Enterprise Academy we highlight the work of inspiring sustainable entrepreneurs and changemakers working across Scotland. We learn from the unique journeys they’ve taken and challenges they’ve overcome into building sustainable solutions for the rural and natural economy.

Are you an entrepreneur working in Scotland who is making a positive impact in the rural and natural economy? If so, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us using the link below. 

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Scotland's inspiring enterprising role models

Our enterprising role models celebrate the actions and impacts of innovators, practitioners and leaders of Scotland's rural and natural economy. They offer insight and inspiration to our students as they make the next steps in their journeys.

The Scottish Bee Company

The Scottish Bee Company produce Scottish Heather and Blossom Honey and other products. They focus on regenerative agriculture, slow food, and products that are responsibly and ethically made and recognise the reciprocal relationship between the land and the food that we eat.

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Sisaltech produces sustainable building insulation made from sisal and wool. They are a small but growing company that is passionate a low-carbon future and how their technical insulation can help to make a better world.

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Two Raccoons

Two Raccoons is a fruit winery based in Scotland that makes wine from rescued fruits that would otherwise end up in the bin. They help foster greater levels of circularity within Scotland's food system.

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Inspiring SRUC alumni

Our enterprising students also take inspiration and learn from the real life experiences from SRUC alumni who have trodden a similar path.

Whether it is setting up a new venture or supporting a family business to find ways to diversify, our alumni provide leadership in our growing rural and natural economy as innovators and changemakers. 

The stories that they share are packed full of courage, commitment, and entrepreneurial spirit that has enabled them to make a difference in their industries and their careers by helping to tackle some of the major challenges affecting our world.

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