Bridge2Business Local Hero Finalist for Young Innovator of the Year
LOCAL HERO KATE CAVEN SHORTLISTED FOR INNOVATION AWARD
A Bridge2Business Local Hero has been announced as a finalist for The Made In Scotland Awards, after being shortlisted for the Young Innovator of the Year Award.
Kate started her own business- Kids Creative Designs- after graduating last year, and has achieved a huge amount in such a short space of time. Kate is also a champion for Bridge2Business, and recently took the opportunity to display her award-nominated piece of handmade furniture in both the Glasgow Gordon Street and Edinburgh West-End branches of The Royal Bank Of Scotland.
The Kids Creative tree is a unique product that creates a versatile space for children to personalise and feel a sense of ownership in their environment. It allows the children to collaborate together or allows them to sit and relax and unwind with a book while still feeling part of the group. Creating an interesting space for children is vitally important during the early years, as this promotes creative thinking and communication.
Kate will find out if she is the winner at The Made in Scotland Awards Ceremony on April 16th.
GOOD LUCK KATE!
I attended Napier University and qualified as a Product Designer. Over the four years studying I learnt who I was as a designer, what my interests were and where my skills lay. Being a designer is exciting, not one day is the same, whether it be researching, developing concepts, or creating prototypes. One of the most important parts of any project for me is the research stage, not only is this an enjoyable stage for me but one of paramount importance. Only through research can a project be fully answered.
> I have developed a unique style that merges genuine reason with aesthetics, to create not only visually attractive pieces, but products that have purpose, and their ability to be a catalyst for change in their environments. There is nothing more exhilarating than producing a product that captivates ones imagination.
> It feels fantastic to be recognised by being shortlisted for this award!