New Businesses in Midlothian – September Round Up
September 2020 New Businesses in Midlothian
It’s been fantastic to welcome new businesses to Midlothian and see diversification, pivoting and reviewing of business plans to fit with the ‘new normal’. Dedication, hard work and seizing opportunities mean countless businesses are now reaping the benefits of implementing their idea at the right time. If you’re looking to start a new business or searching for support for your business, get in touch with Midlothian Business Gateway today.
Find out more about the fantastic new businesses in Midlothian.
Newly established publisher, Scaramouche Press, aims to unearth and promote the most exciting, engaging stories that they can find. Scaramouche offer the best in new writing to readers of all abilities, creating accessible reading for all. Their first book, Beside the Annexe by Mary W Craig is available now with many more in the pipeline!
New writers are encouraged to get in touch with Scaramouche to share their work (perhaps now is the time to write that novel you’ve been talking about?). They’re keen to work with exciting writers and publish stories that will challenge and intrigue.
BOSS Garden Rooms
Launched in Summer 2020, BOSS Garden Rooms design and create bespoke pods for multiple uses in garden spaces. These pods can give extra space, a covered, watertight, permanent structure in gardens and an escape for those that need it. With over 30 years experience working in the construction industry, owners Grant and William are creating beautiful garden rooms, built to last. Their first project saw them launch a crowdfunding page to donate a garden room for use as a safe visiting space at Archview Lodge Care Home in Dalkeith.
With potential use as office space, relaxing, home businesses and more, these fantastic Garden Rooms are versatile, both during and post COVID19.
Founded by two friends, MC Apparel sells self-branded, stylish clothing lines direct to customers. Having launched Foxtrot Computers together, the team behind MC Apparel saw an opportunity as lockdown hit. Instead of waiting for business to pick up, they identified a new opportunity with MC Apparel and grabbed it.
Now reaching new audiences with unique clothing lines, MC Apparel have adapted and learned during lockdown to create a successful business. They’re managed to increase margins, hold their own stock, improve their quality control and reduce delivery timescales to provide a reliable, sought after service, all based in Midlothian.
Made In Midlothian
A new virtual marketplace showcasing the work of Midlothian creatives is now live as part of an expansion of the Made in Midlothian website.
Made in Midlothian is a community of makers, crafters, writers, musicians and creative Midlothian residents and their supporters. Running as a social enterprise, they specialise in raising the profile of Midlothian’s talented creatives, helping them to put their names and fantastic work on the map.
With COVID-19 hitting their well-attended in-person events, they have moved online with a virtual market group, live business support sessions, paid gigs for musicians and storytellers, live panel shows, workshops and tutorials, as well as music and movement classes for little ones. Weekly shopping events are hosted on their social networking sites, showcasing local makers each week and giving customers the opportunity to buy beautiful, unique and ethical products from local crafters. They’ve successfully kept people entertained, connected and supported whilst safely in their homes.
Fran Jones Massage Therapist
Specialising in Swedish and remedial sports massage therapy, Fran set up her own home clinic and a mobile clinic which is available to sports clubs. With 2020 adding pressure and strain, aches and pains, and the return to sports after an extended break, now is the perfect time to book yourself in for a bit of TLC with Fran Jones Massage Therapist.
During lockdown, Fran dedicated time to continued learning and development in Sports massage, gaining further qualifications in this area. With the ability to go to athletes and local clubs with her mobile business, she can expand and gain a new client base. Great to see a new local business investing in further development during a tough time, benefitting the business in the long term.
Sm3 Roofing Ltd
Setting up during lockdown, SM3 Roofing Ltd are flat roofing specialists with years of expert experience under their belt. The business undertakes work on everything from fire escapes to roof lights and sun tunnels. They specialise in the laying of single ply membranes on flat roofs and have a dedicated 24hour call out service that ensures their clients are looked after and there are homes safe, day and night. Fantastic to see a business thriving after setting up during the pandemic.
Beauty by Jade
After 12 years of working in hotels and spas, Jade created her own salon with a vast array of treatments on offer. Operating from her beautiful home salon in Penicuik, Jade is a fully qualified & insured Beauty Therapist with relaxing massages, beautiful manicures and expert eyelash treatments all on offer. Providing customers with a peaceful salon to escape the world, Jade uses her experience to provide a first class service and has successfully stepped into self-employment with one to one support from our Business Gateway Advisers.
Monthly Round Up of New Businesses in Midlothian
We’ll be bringing you more fantastic new businesses in Midlothian each month so keep an eye out and discover the fantastic businesses on your doorstep!