It’s an exciting start to 2018 for the team at Fraktul Marketing as MD Stephen has been invited to join the inaugural cohort of the 12-week programme provided by Elevator in Perth.  This social enterprise has a mission to support emerging business leaders and In partnership with Perth and Kinross Council will launch into their third Scottish city after Aberdeen and Dundee.

Perth’s first Elevator programmes will take place within the new Maker Space at AK Bell library, ultimately moving into the new Creative Exchange that will house the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre which is currently being built out at the old St John’s Primary School.

Stephen has joined the team as Entrepreneur in Residence, where he will be working alongside the first cohort of 15 businesses. Stephen said “I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the Elevator programme and I’m very much looking forward to supporting the other participants and developing Fraktul. We are a creative design business and have rapidly developed an enviable reputation for effective marketing, supporting robust results for our clients.”

Stephen added “We have benefited from a range of high-quality support since starting Fraktul in 2009. We know that this programme and the new facilities at the Creative Exchange would have helped us to grow faster. This is really good news for new design and creative businesses in Perth and Kinross.”

Perth Elevator manager Caryn Gibson said she been delighted at the level of interest surrounding Elevator’s arrival in the city, with a strong response from potential participants. Caryn said “We’re very pleased that Stephen was able to join the programme. We wanted Stephen to work with us as not only would we would love to support Fraktul on their journey of continued business growth we feel Stephen would be an invaluable asset to the programme with his wealth of knowledge, skills, expertise and experience that can be shared with and passed onto his fellow participants.  ”

Caryn said the new hub represented a great opportunity to turbocharge the city’s creative sector and, through Elevator’s Dundee and Aberdeen centres, link up Perth entrepreneurs with like-minded individuals operating in the north east of Scotland.

“The new building won’t be ready until the Spring of 2019 but we wanted to kick off with the project,” Ms Gibson added.

“We did a lot of research in the city and the Perth accelerator is for creative and design businesses.

“The council is really trying to bring local businesses out of isolation and encourage them to come together, work alongside and support each other.”