Blooming in business – Mud Urban Flowers 🌻

Launched in March of this year, Mud Urban Flowers have certainly blossomed into one of the chicest florist brands in Glasgow. With big future plans in motion we spoke to owner Chloe Milligan to find out what it takes to become a florist and run a successful business at only 24 years old. What sparked your interest to work with flowers? When I was at school I ended up working for big cousin’s business, Mood Flowers – we are now business partners. I would do a junior role there washing vases, tidying aisles and conditioning flowers. I worked there during…

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On the job: Theatre Stage Manager

Ever wondered how Mary Poppins flies in a theatre show? Want to know how to get invited to Elton John’s beach party? Then Malcolm Tilley is the man you’re after. Organising theatre productions in the world famous King’s Theatre in Glasgow, we find out what it takes to be a stage manager. 🎭 What is the general role of a stage manager? My job entails organising the crew for the get-in and get-out of a show. Ultimately, I’ll get a rider sent to me and on that’ll give me crew numbers, how the set is to go together and so…

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On the job: The Red Arrows engineer

Jordan Thorburn is an engineer with the Red Arrows, one of the world’s leading aerobatic display teams. We caught up with him about his role What does your role with the Red Arrows involve? My role as one of the mechanical engineers on the Red Arrows involves maintaining and repairing any mechanical or hydraulic system on the Hawk T1 aircraft. It could vary from simply changing a tyre to changing an engine. What’s your background? At the start of each year in the RAF, we are asked if we wish to selected for one of the teams within the squadron…

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017: Lisa’s Story

It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week and we are proud as punch to announce that our favourite staff member Lisa passed her business administration apprenticeship with flying colours and she’s  heading off to pick up her Level 3 diploma TODAY! So in honour of all the fab work she has done over the last 12 months, and to celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we sat down with the lovely Lisa to chat business, future plans and what it takes to be a top apprentice. Hello Lisa! First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m 18 and from Wishaw in North Lanarkshire. I started with DC Publishing,…

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We speak to Amanda Davies from Honey Pop Kisses

Scottish blogging sensation Amanda has had her successful (and seriously stylish blog) Honey Pop Kisses for almost five years now. She’s also a firm fixture at Fashion Week, editor of online magazine fashionfixdaily.com and has just launched her own subscription box, designed to celebrate and supply indie brands and vegan beauty right to your door step. We catch up with Amanda and ask her how she landed her dream career… So Amanda, where did it all begin for you? I worked in the fashion industry since I was 15 and I got my first job at a vintage store in Glasgow…

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Want to change the world? It starts with SIE!

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) creates opportunities for students to be innovative. Through it’s free Scotland-wide activities, SIE provides a safe space to explore ideas and develop useful enterprise skills. Many of Scotland’s most successful young entrepreneurs started their journey entering an SIE competition and have gone on to receive millions in investment and funding. People like Rebecca Pick (Pick Protection), Christopher McCann (Snap40) and Victoria Hamilton (VH Innovation). What all of them have in common is that they started with an idea that they entered into a SIE competition and now they’re able to make a difference. SIE’s…

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Interview with blogger Natascha Cox

Natascha Cox is big news in the blogging world. With a growing following of over 85000 and collaborations with brands such as ASOS, Adidas, Next, River Island, Marks & Spencer and Urban Decay, Natascha has no plans to slow down.   Right now Natascha is working hard to promoting body confidence amongst teens –she has just been made the latest Ambassador for ‘Girls Out Loud’ which is a charity that supports and helps teenage girls to grow their confidence through various programmes such as their ‘Big Sister’ programme and ‘The Girl Code’. Natascha took time out of her busy schedule to chat to Source…

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What it’s like to train to be a vet

What does it take to become a vet? We speak to final year vet student Terri Steel to see how she landed her dream career.    What do you do?  I’m a final year vet student at Glasgow University. As part of our course, we need to do 38 weeks of “seeing practice” in our holiday time. This allows us to gain valuable experience and a better appreciation of what vet life entails. As someone who learns by doing, I’d say I learn more in one week of EMS than in a year of lectures. We are lucky in that…

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How I become a videographer: Lewis Notarangelo

  When it comes to cool careers, shooting and editing videos has to up there, right? Lewis Notarangelo has worked with a range of clients including Nairns Oatcakes, Lothian Buses, Scotrail, STV and Arran Brewery. Here’s how he landed his dream job… Lewis Notarangelo Twitter:@lewisnotty Instagram:@lewisnotty How did you become a videographer? Media has always been around me. My dad was a journalist for different newspapers and then moved into PR. So media seemed like something natural to fall in to. Originally I wanted to get into the film industry, I went to Queen Margaret University and studied Film and Media.…

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