Reza Wood Designs is the Scottish winner in Heathrow Airport's World of Opportunity programme 2018
We are really excited to be the Scottish winners in the World of Opportunity programme for 2018. The competition allows small businesses like us to take their exporting plans forward and we feel honoured to have been selected. This win will make a big difference to our plans to take Reza Wood Designs global. You can read more about the competition here and about our plans.
Big in Japan?
Our Whisky Barrel Islay map spinners have travelled more than 5000 miles to arrive at their new homes in Japan! Thanks to one of our customers, Kaori Laird who has delivered them for us. In recent times Japanese Whisky has grown in popularity and is now extremely popular with investors but it's good to know they love Scotch too! Our 4 glass 1 jug Islay map whisky barrel spinner is now in pride of place at Scotch Cat Bar where we hope it will be enjoyed by many Scotch lovers ! Kanpai Japan !
Reza Wood Designs is 3
We are celebrating our third birthday this weekend and we're just a bit proud at what we've achieved. Back in 2014 we started our business with very little money, not many tools and a small baby! Through determination, luck and a lot of hard work we now have stockists across Scotland, customers all over the world and a much bigger workshop! Our product range has increased and we've had a fabulous time travelling the length and breadth of Scotland, meeting stockists, customers and suppliers and learning a lot about whisky! There are so many memories, like visiting the Islay distilleries for the first time, what a fantastic island it is! Ali's opportunity to make the quaichs for the Commonwealth Games, meeting so many great creative people and sharing our start up journey with students at City of Glasgow College. Thank you all so much for your support, encouragement, your advice and your custom. Without you, we wouldn't exist. We have lots more plans for Reza Wood Designs and look forward to sharing our plans with you all very soon. We're sharing a few of our photos of the past few years below, from left to right: Ali's quaichs at the Commonwealth Games, enjoying a tour at Glenkinchie Distillery, Getting our award for Best Product Award runner up at Scotland's Trade Fairs for our Whisky Barrel Pen and our original product range.
On Friday 18th November we delivered a short seminar on finding customers for your start up business at the Entrepreneur Network event at City of Glasgow College. It was great to share our start up journey, appropriately in the college's brand new plane simulator with budding student entrepreneurs. Can't wait for the next event!
Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship week at City of Glasgow College