Business Incubator and retail academy in Paisley, Scotland

Meet our New InCube Bunch!

Meet our New InCube Bunch!
We are saying goodbye to our first group of businesses as they move on to the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. Having spent the last 11 months growing their businesses with our support, the talented entrepreneurs are now leaving the incubator hub with nearly a years worth of expert advice, support and valuable skills behind them which will prepare them for the future growth of their businesses.

All good things come to an end, but we are now excited to welcome our second group of businesses. Each entrepreneur is raring to go and they are already making a mark in their industries. We’re really looking forward to working with them and developing their businesses over the next 9 months. From home accessories to jewellery, our incubator hub will be home to a very diverse group full of creative talent. So, here they are!

MISTY CONCEPTS

Misty Concepts creates unique origami paper lightshades. Melissa’s idea for Misty Concepts came from a geometric model she made for a university project. After struggling with the project, she went online to look at paper folding tutorials – this led her to discover the innovative origami technique which is now the base for her business. From string lights to large light shades, Melissa can offer something to jazz up any room with her stylish products which can be made in your choice of colour, size and style.

Misty Concepts Large Lightshade

OTHERS ARE

Others Are is a contemporary pre-start jewellery brand inspired by and created entirely in Scotland. Fresh jewels are designed and handmade by artist Kirsty McQueen. Pieces will be made entirely from recycled and ethically sourced materials such as EcoSilver (which is 100% recycled & 100% traceable sterling silver) and vintage beads. Others Are aims to inspire confidence and empower the wearer – it celebrates diversity and body positivity. We’re looking forward to the development of Others Are as a distinct and stylish Scottish jewellery brand.

3DNA Designs

3dnadesigns creates stunning jewellery made from colourful gemstones and sterling silver. Available for commissioned pieces, 3DNA also offers a wide range of ready made bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings. Previously a guest trader at the InCube Shop, Paisley based Yvonne’s handmade jewellery has already proved popular in the town.

Gemstone Jewels from 3DNA Designs

TOUT PETIT

Tout Petit offers baby blankets and gifts knitted in 100% Merino wool, in a full range of colour combinations of your choice, with the option of personalised embroidery. Tout Petit’s range of colourful products really caught our eye, and founder Dyane Lanez has already taken up the guest trading opportunity at the InCube Shop.

A selection of Tout Petit blankets

MORE THAN WORDS

Lorna Williams, founder of LW Graphics, creates bespoke framed prints which can be bought as seen or personalised. As an expansion of LW Graphics, More Than Words uses Lorna’s graphic design expertise to create wonderful framed products which are perfect gifts. Having already been a guest trader at the InCube Shop, Lorna’s products have proven to be successful in the local market.

More than Words at the InCube Shop

KAREN HANVIDGE CERAMICS

Karen Hanvidge Ceramics create colourful and abstract ceramics, which are decorative yet functional. Each piece is handcrafted with individual shapes making every design unique. Karen draws inspiration from shapes, pattern and colour, with attention to local history and nature. Winning the The SAY Award 2016 prize commission, Karen has already kick started her InCube journey. You can currently check out a range of her products at the InCube Shop as Karen currently takes up residency as a guest trader.

Karen Hanvidge Ceramics at the InCube Shop

KCD

‘KCD is the little brand with a big, bold heart’. Krisztina has been creating affordable costume jewellery and home accessories that stand out from the crowd since 2008. The KCD Jewellery signature style is vibrant, easy to wear and appeals to women of all ages. The combination of unique and traditional materials is at the forefront of ensuring KCD products are innovative yet classic. From handmade jewellery to quirky home accessories, the KCD style is prominent and eye catching.

KCD Cushion

The diverse group of makers, artists and designers have big plans for the future as they develop their businesses with the help of InCube. They will each gain from a varied package of support including broad business advice, e-commerce support, mentoring, office and meeting rooms, retail space, membership to Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce and more.
Let the hard work, and fun, start!
InCube is Invest in Renfrewshire’s new business programme to launch and grow creative businesses. As many as 20 young businesses will win an InCube place every year. They’ll get a package of support that’s worth more than £11,000 and includes funding and support from Renfrewshire's leading business people.

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