Last week, one of our group, Peter McDonald, took time away from his work to travel to Oban to attend the Argyll & Bute Social Enterprise Network (ABSEN) conference. We had been recommended to attend and part of the 3 day event was a “Dragons Den” competition with a first prize of £5000 towards the winning participants project.
The judges from some of Scotlands leading social enterprise organisations included Dharmendra Kanani,  the Director of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland. Peter was up against 5 other contestants and the grilling  from the Dragon’s was very intense as well as being in front of the whole conference.  To cut to the chase, PETER WON!!!!!
He didn’t walk away with a cheque as there is a form to fill in and submit, however when the money arrives it will help us fund the complicated process of feasability studies and community consultations.