Apr 5, 2009
Agnes is not your typical entrepreneur. She's 84 and suffers from tendonitis. When she couldn't find a trolley to help her with household tasks, she decided to invent one herself. She's spent a small fortune on it but is still nowhere near getting it to market. Lesley gets on the case and finds out why Agnes has...
Mar 29, 2009
Andrew and Will are graduates from Abertay University's Games Technology course and they're desperate to come up with the next Grand Theft Auto. They're not short of ideas but they're short of cash. To give them the leg up they need, Lesley introduces them to games supremo Chris Wright who shares some valuable...
Mar 22, 2009
What does Anthony, a 7th generation tanner, do to diversify and, hopefully, save his company? He sets up a business making deerskin handbags, of course. But how does he brand them? Lesley calls on the services of marketing guru Suzanne George to offer her pearls of wisdom. Will Anthony take her advice?
Mar 15, 2009
Gary Burns is on a mission to save the world's carpets from burn marks with his docking station for hair straighteners. But the business advice he's been given in the past has been contradictory. Should he find a manufacturer or license his product to a major company? Lesley tracks down Old Hand Ron Hamilton who's...
Mar 8, 2009
Iain Gillespie runs the Sottish Graduate website and seems to have
problems dealing with partners and staff. Lesley Campbell brings in
Old Hand Heather Sims for some tough love advice in an
extraordinary New Hands programme.