From Business Comment, June/July 2012
The road to investment starts here
...After participating in the program, Alison Grieve has seen her Safetray product receive support of £200k from investor syndicate Equity Gap and some individuals to accelerate the company's global commercialisation plan and to further expand and protect its IP.
Alison devised a unique serving tray, which prevents waiters and waitresses from spilling drinks. The company has achieved sales throughout the US, Canada, the UAE and is now manufacturing the product in Scotland.
Alison said: "The workshops were really useful. It can be a lonely business seeking funding for a new initiative. The support and understanding of advisors like John Hughes has enabled me to attract the support and build the networks essential to bring Safetray to market..."