Workmen were putting the finishing touches to Gill Baird’s new head office and clinic at the Gyle business park and she was keen to offer a tour around the new facilities, fitted out with £100,000 of her own money.
In these days of repro products and cheap disposable fashion imports there is something refreshingly authentic about Araminta Birse-Stewart’s hand-weaving workshop and showroom down on Leith waterfront.
Making people feel good about themselves is all in a day’s work for Becky Woodhouse, though it sometimes comes from unexpected customers.
It has to be said that credit unions have had to cope with a bit of a bad press, having been lumped together with payday lenders and generally seen as ‘poor people’s banks’.
If the buzz around the Business Gateway stand was a measure of success then it would appear that Susan Harkins has nailed it.