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11 Sep 2024

Peer Works

Innovation in Entrepreneurship

University of the West of Scotland

Open to All

Peer Works and the University of the West of Scotland are joining forces for this #BringtheBuzz event where you will see the power of peer-to-peer learning - and there's even free lunch.

Innovation drives entrepreneurship by enabling enterprises to create unique services, meet market needs, improve efficiency, and build strong brands, ensuring long-term viability and economic growth.

During the session you will hear from:

  • Prof Brian Quinn, Founder and CEO of Wellfish a business that use data to revolutionise fish healthcare
  • Lesley Compston, Co-founder of KLAS Care a social enterprise with a clear vision to make childcare work (affordably) for parents

As always, you will be able to contribute to the group discussion by sharing your experience, learning from others and generating new ideas.


Brian Quinn is CEO of WellFish Tech and Professor of Ecotoxicology in the University of the West of Scotland. WellFish Tech is a spinout company culminating from several years of research on the development of non-lethal, blood based, clinical chemistry methods to assess fish health in aquaculture.

Lesley Compston co-founded Renfrewshire-based social enterprise KLAS Care with the aim to make childcare work for parents. The inspiration for her company came when she was looking after her own children and noticed the difficulties many people had in finding affordable care. Since launching KLAS Care in 2010, Lesley had goals of expanding the business to support as many families as possible and now operates two sites with 16 members of staff who care for almost 400 children. On top of this remarkable growth journey, Lesley is passionate about sustainability, recently winning an award for KLAS Care’s journey to become a carbon emission-free wellbeing hub. Lesley is a registered childminder and has a degree in Childhood Practice.