I want to earn money Chris McMail was more interested in working hard than doing well in school. From a young age he had a great work ethic, learning from his first jobs. Working as a market trader, he learned how to sell, how to build relationships, no matter what the weather, or what he … Continue reading Microtech’s Road to Business Success
Starting a business was an idea that had been brewing in Stuart Pell’s head for a number of years. So this summer, with plenty of experience behind him in the hospitality sector (he has previously managed a couple of Ayrshire restaurants), he finally decided to ditch his advertising job and start a mobile coffee business. … Continue reading Coffee on the go with The Espresso Kart
Frank Gormanley is the founder of the Ayrshire-based marketing and business consultancy Forever Great, and a board member of the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce. He has also previously been a lecturer here at Ayrshire College. So that's a snapshot of where he is now. But where did Frank's journey begin? Listen to his story here!
Diana Parusheva, a former student on our bakery course, has followed her dreams and passion for bread and set up her own business; Bhaile Craft Bakery. Pronounced B-à-l-æ, it means “My Village Bakery” in Gaelic. It’s an artisan bakery and coffee shop in Ayr (behind Aldi) and on 27 August a new shop was officially opened … Continue reading Starting a business – Bhaile Bakery is a breadwinner
Written by Krystal Johnstone When I finished my HND Performing Arts course I had no idea what I wanted to do, I just knew it wasn’t waiting tables, that’s for sure! Four years on, I am self-employed - the managing director of STR Productions and this is my take on surviving in this highly competitive creative … Continue reading Things I wish I’d known when I started my acting career