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From Apprentice to Entrepreneur

Posted by | 29th November 2016 | Apprenticeship News, Uncategorized

Young entrepreneur launches local Cupar based digital media agency, ‘Creative Cause’, two years after completing his Apprenticeship in Business Enterprise.

Liam Howard [23] of Dunfermline was one of the first of four young Scots to complete an Apprenticeship in Business Enterprise during the 2013-14 pilot of the programme. The Level 3 Diploma in Business Enterprise qualification supported Liam in developing the enterprising capacities, technical skills and confidence required to start his own business.

After a successful pilot, the Apprenticeship in Business Enterprise was completed by a further 17 young Fifers as part of Fife Council’s Culture of Enterprise initiative.

As part of the qualification, apprentices were required to plan, pitch and develop a new business opportunity. Two years post completion, Liam’s vision has now become a reality after launching his own digital media agency ‘Creative Cause’ on Thursday 24th November.

Liam was joined for the launch by seven S6 pupils from Bell Baxter High School, all of whom have an interest in pursuing a career in the creative industry and business enterprise sectors. He was able to share his entrepreneurial journey, provide advice and offer technical expertise to the group during a practical afternoon.

Speaking about his journey from apprentice to entrepreneur at the launch, Liam said:

“I feel like I’ve come a long way since starting my apprenticeship in 2013 and am extremely lucky to have been given amazing support and encouragement; this has allowed me to develop into someone with a professional skill-set and ambition.

“My apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to see my own potential and I am very excited to launch Creative Cause today.”

Creative Cause has been launched as part of Career Studio (Scotland) Ltd, an established media and publishing business, which has operated in the education, skills and youth recruitment sectors since 2007. The new business will specialise in the development, design and production of media that makes a

Creative Cause can support any size of digital project from multi-format print, web and video production projects as part of complex communications plans to small one-off promotional artwork. Additionally, Creative Cause can work with local business’ as an outsource provider of digital media services with flexible outsource arrangements to suit individual needs on offer.

To view Creative Cause’s portfolio work, or to speak with Liam about any upcoming projects he can help with, please visit

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