Marissa was first introduced to the world of business from a young age, when her family started their own business. After a number of years working as a housing officer for a social housing provider she took a leap of faith and became a business partner at age 26 running a successful car and motorcycle training school in Fife for over 10 years.
Since leaving the business she then used her extensive business skills and knowledge to support a number of local and national charities as a business advisor, working specifically with Ethnic Minorities, Sports Organisations and latterly as the Fife Regional Manager for the Prince’s Trust where she supported young people between the ages of 16 and 30 to start their own business.
Since joining Business Gateway, Marissa has continued to be the ‘go to’ person to support the young people of Fife with developing their business ideas and starting up. She uses her extensive knowledge, relaxed personality and genuine passion for helping young people to guide them through the minefield of starting a business, whilst building their confidence and inspiring them to keep believing in themselves.