Project Manager Dawn Mentors Young People in Commonwealth Innovation Challenge!

Wed 23rd April 2014

Arts’ Project Manager Dawn Barrett will be acting as a mentor for Beyond the
Finish Line’ finalists Treemendus. Dawn joins Impact Arts’ Chief Executive
Lynne Carr who is on the Beyond The Finish Line (BTFL) advisory board. BTFL is
a one year programme that aims to mobilise young people (aged 16-30) in Glasgow
to regenerate their local areas by setting up social enterprises to be tested
throughout 2014.

are a social enterprise run by young entrepreneurs Sophie Steele and Shauna
Gray. They want to open a shop/workspace selling furniture and Annie Sloan
chalk paint and offering upcycling workshops. They will also have an online shop and courier
furniture UK wide. They will work with volunteers, teaching them furniture
upcycling as well as retail skills.

Dawn is
in charge of Impact Arts’ Eco-chic Boutique. The social enterprise sells
clothing, accessories, furniture and homeware made by young people on an
innovative employability programme, Creative Pathways. The shop is located at
45 High Street Glasgow, and has been a source of inspiration for Treemendus.
Sophie and Shauna requested that Dawn act as their mentor, providing them with
an experienced sounding board and helping them overcome challenges and generate
new ideas.


delighted to be mentoring Treemendus – Sophie and Shauna have vision and
ambition and I’ve no doubt they can go all the way, not only in the Beyond the
Finish Line challenge, but in making their social enterprise a success in



For more
information contact Dawn on 0141 575 3001 or email [email protected].


Beyond the Finish Line A collaboration between First
Port and icecream architecture Community CIC, funded by Big Lottery and Legacy

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