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Evonne wins Scottish entrepreneur award

Evonne Morrison with her Scottish Edge award.

A SHETLAND woman currently based in Glasgow who is set to launch a health food company next year has won £7,000 in a leading Dragon’s Den style competition for Scottish entrepreneurs.

Evonne Morrison’s Good Nude Food was one of 12 winners in the young entrepreneur category at Scottish Edge’s annual event in Edinburgh recently.

She is set to launch the company, which is dedicated to creating modern and healthy food products such as probiotic-rich sauerkraut, in March 2018.

Evonne, who is originally from Weisdale, was one of over 240 entrants from across Scotland.

She then had to pitch her business in front of a panel of experts including representatives from the Royal Bank of Scotland and West Brewery.

Evonne was described by the judges as an “impressive entrepreneur whose knowledge of her market and plan for business is clear and focused”.

“I am delighted to have won the Young Edge category of Scottish Edge, particularly given the high standard of competition I faced,” she said.

“I was really impressed with all the other companies who made it through to the final. Not only will the funding have a positive financial impact on my business, the additional hands-on support I’ll receive will be invaluable.

“I am really looking forward to my product launch this spring and thereafter continuing to grow my business.”

This year’s Scottish Edge had a total prize fund of £1.1 million and it is supported by the likes of businessman Sir Tom Hunter.

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