A Fife-based business, The Little Herb Farm, has won £40,000 and a business support package as part of Scottish EDGE – Scotland’s leading business competition for innovative, high growth potential entrepreneurial talent.
Founded by Lindsey Anderson, The Little Herb Farm is a fine food manufacturing business creating a range of sweet fruit vinegars and chilled dips for supermarkets, independent delis and farm-shops.
The business was one of twenty Scottish EDGE finalists who pitched their business idea live at Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre on 29th May to a panel of business heavyweights made up of: Jim McColl OBE of Clyde Blowers, Steve Dunlop of Scottish Enterprise, Simon Hannah of Filshill, Maeve McMahon of Royal Bank of Scotland and Carol Beattie of Stirling Council. During the intense final, the judges deliberated over the various pitches before declaring 11 of the businesses winners.
Twenty-five businesses in total received funding of just under £1m as part of the Scottish EDGE’s twelfth competition round, which launched in February of this year. Scottish EDGE, which looks to support Scotland’s innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent, received almost 250 applications for the current competition round.
Lindsey was presented with her award by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP. Announcing the award on Thursday evening, Scottish EDGE COO, Steven Hamill, said; “The Little Herb Farm was a finalist six months ago but didn’t enter the winners’ circle then. However, Lindsey has continued to grow her business and won over the judges this time around with her plans to increase her distribution base in the UK and begin exporting.”
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