Case Studies

Dear Green Coffee

Photo: Elaine Livingstone/Glasgow Live

Lisa Lawson started her company Dear Green in December 2011 and has successfully grown the company with support from one of our business advisers.

Lisa learned how to roast coffee in Australia while working as a backpacker packing coffee beans. It was here that she discovered coffee is grown around the Equator and every origin has a different flavour and aroma. 

Lisa came back to Scotland in 2002 and following several bad employment experiences decided to look into coffee roasters. She found a second-hand one online, bought it and never looked back.

Dear Green was launched in December 2011 and Lisa first met with one of our advisers in December 2015. The business had been growing well and Lisa came to Business Glasgow for advice on sustaining that growth.

Our Business Adviser assisted Lisa to access the following support:

  • IP Audit
  • Innovation Expert Support
  • Scottish Edge winner Dec 2016 - £20,000
  • Participating on the Growth Mapper mentoring programme through the Food and Drink team at Scottish Enterprise

Read more about Lisa’s story on Glasgow Live’s website.

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