UHI Business Awards: Shaker maker is top entrepreneur at University of the Highlands and Islands awards
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A supplement shaker with a difference won an Inverness businessman some serious credit at the UHI business awards.
Jack Barrie (22), from Inverness, picked up the commercial and young entrepreneur award.
His business, VShake, is a start-up working on designing a supplement shaker, which is at the pre-launch stage.
He’s been forging business relations in recent times in order to secure a commercial launch this year.
Jack said: “My story is a bit cliché – I started selling sweets in the playground when I was eight.
“I wasn’t the most academically gifted at school but I always had a knack for business.
“I took at an education at UHI but then went to work offshore when I was 18.
“And when I turned 19 that’s when I started this business.
“Business-wise things are going absolutely fantastic.
“It’s all uncharted territory when you start up a business.”
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