Wednesday, 30 January 2008

A few *more* photos from the road

I have added a new album:
More Images from the Road

(the first album is here incase you missed it)

Red Button Design's Starter for 6.

Following my interview for the NESTA "Starter for 6" Programme I am very excited to hear I have been offered a place. To find out more about this brilliant scheme and what it will do for me and Red Button Design have a look at their website.

NESTA Starter for 6

Monday, 28 January 2008

A few from the road.. Images of India

I have uploaded a very small selection of the pictures we have been taking (I think 15 or so). They are publically avaliable on the link below. They range from Branson and Brown in the riches corners of Delhi to the poorest Meo villagers in Mewat.

Captions to come in time but I doubt you'll need help distinguishing. Meanwhile I am hindered by power cuts, Indian "broadband" speeds and hindi keyboards!


If you are from the media or wish to contact me please do so via email not by commenting on this blog.
If you wish to be contacted by phone you will need to await my return to the UK week beginning 4th Feb.
These images are not to be used without the express written permission of a Founding Director of Red Button Design Ltd

Thursday, 24 January 2008

In the News...


Evening Times:

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

National Winners: Best Business Idea in Scotland!

You may remember I posted that Red Button have won Business Gateway's "Best Business Idea Competition" for the Glasgow region.

Well we went on to be named the national winner at an awards ceremony yesterday (22nd Jan). Nicky picked up the two prizes, £1,000 for being Glasgow's regional winner and £4,000 for being named the Nation's Best Idea!

We're thrilled and press cuttings will follow:

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Red Button Design meet Gordon Brown in Delhi

Just wanted to warn you all to keep your eyes peeled for information about the Prime Minister's visit to India today as we are participating in the same panel debate. Watch out for us on the news and in the national press!

If you do catch any stories relating to our attendance please let me know at as our ability to monitor the British press from Delhi is somewhat restricted.

Many thanks,
Amanda and James

Taj Palace Hotel,

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Amanda on STV for Red Button. "What's your business idea?"

I've been up at STV today filming for a series of 60 second 'shorts' for Business Gateway entitled "What's Your Business Idea?"

This is a fun initiative aimed at inspiring young Scots into entrepreneurial endeavours. As I understand it the 60 second mini-programmes will air on STV throughout Feb so keep your eyes peeled for us and a number of other great Scottish start-ups on your screens next month.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Red Button Design represent British Enterprise in India

"I'd say it was hot and overcrowded... but that doesn't begin to describe it"

Nicky has been to India, infact he was there working while James and I were charming the Dragons, and I am after last-minute advice because in precisely 21 hours James and I are boarding a plane for Delhi where we are taking part in an Entrepreneurs Summit as part of an extremely high profile delegation representing British Business and Enterprise.*

"Oh, and take immodium because you'll be ill for the first two weeks"

"But Nicky, we're only going for a fortnight"

He just grins.

*we'll be blogging all the way, so watch this space or even better subscribe to this blog with the link at the very bottom of this page so you don't miss a thing.

Red Button Design have "best business idea in Glasgow"

Well, we've done it again!

Red Button have won Business Gateway's "Best Business Idea Competition" for the Glasgow region.

This year's competition generated 12 regional winners from Ayrshire, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh & Lothians, Fife, Forth Valley, Glasgow, Grampian, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Tayside.

One national winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 22nd Jan in Edinburgh and will scoop an additional £4,000 on top of their £1,000 prize money.

Herald Article: "Thirst For Success" Red Button Design

THIRST FOR SUCCESS: James Brown, Amanda Jones and Nicky Pang won unprecedented support for their idea. Picture: Martin Shields

Picture: Martin Shields

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