Meet entrepreneurs from the Bright Red Triangle community, and hear their stories of turning an idea into a real-life business.
Lynn Mann founded Supernature Oils, the multi-award winning cold pressed rapeseed oil business, alongside her husband Chris in 2011 on the Midlothian farm which has been in their family for over 165 years. Supernature Oils now has the broadest range of infused oils in the UK and has become the most awarded cold pressed rapeseed oil in the UK out of over 30 producers in the UK with 10 National Awards. Their award-winning White and Black Truffle oils have gained listings in Harrods, and they export to several countries.
Lynn’s working life that has taken her from selling water filters, being a barmaid, a TV researcher, doing admin for Strathclyde Police, to psychotherapy. From the early beginnings, driving around Edinburgh trying to sell bottles of oil from the car and at farmers’ markets, Lynn now gets a real kick from seeing Supernature Oils sitting on kitchen shelves all over the country, and around the world. Lynn has had to overcome the various cultural and social hurdles facing women female entrepreneurs and is a passionate Ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland. She is also a member of the National Council of Rural Advisors and an Advisory Board Member for Interface, advising on the strategy for connecting business to Scottish Universities.
This event is open to all, and is ideal for students studying entrepreneurship.