#MakeYourMark Gallery

Last week we took part in the #makeyourmark event run by the University of Edinburgh Buisness School. MakeYourMark is a 3-day start-up project where students from different courses get together to develop business ideas for a social enterprise based upon a particular topic.
It was a great experience to work with students from different course backgrounds including Business & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Chinese Studies, Textiles and more. We learnt a lot about the different ways a business can get funding and how a social enterprise works, especially from the perspective of addressing a selection of social issues such as loneliness in elderly people, gender equality, financial literacy and homelessness. After pitching to business professionals, prizes were given to the teams who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd which included one-to-one consultation with a business expert!

By Joanna Spreadbury

Being based in Scotland gives me the creative drive to look at the local resources, people and landscape in order to inspire material exploration and development. I am interested in the process, application and explanation of both contemporary and traditional craft techniques in wood, textiles, glass and ceramics. Please feel free to contact me for collaboration enquiries