Jeanette Forbes to judge awards recognising inspiring women

Jeanette Forbes to judge awards recognising inspiring women

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Business Women Scotland Magazine has announced a new north east version of their

highly successful Awards.


The awards will be for female led businesses in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Dundee and

Angus and will celebrate and reward the entrepreneurship of local business women in

the area.


Established to recognize the many inspiring women who have achieved great success in

their business or career, the awards will be judged by two Aberdeen based women who

understand what it takes to make a business a success: Jeanette Forbes, Chief

Executive and Founder of PCL Group, and Professor Rita Marcella who is Dean of

Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University.


Jeanette Forbes started PCL Group after redundancy, and has turned her company into

a global IT service provider. She is a keen supporter of getting women into the STEM

subjects, and her work in promoting career opportunities for women has won her a

number of national awards and industry recognition. Jeanette was named Inspirational

Woman of the Year at the inaugural Business Women Scotland Awards in 2015.

She said: “Starting your own business is a big step, it takes a lot of time, effort and

dedication to make a business work. I think it’s fantastic that so many women are now

starting their own businesses, in a whole variety of different industries, and it’s great that

these awards will recognise their hard work and celebrate their success.”


Managing Editor of Business Women Scotland Magazine, Lynne Kennedy added: “We

hope that these awards will show that there is more to business in the North East of

Scotland than oil and gas! Women should be encouraged to show off how successful

they have been in business. By showing others what is possible, this encourages more

women to take the step themselves to start a new business, or take their company to the

next level, which is all good for the Scottish economy.”


Business Women Scotland Magazine is looking for female led companies from

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Angus (all AB and DD postcodes) to enter the

awards, which are free to enter. There are a variety of award categories to recognise

new and established companies, employers and mentors, social media campaigns and

international growth. Entry is open now, and closes at 9am on Monday 2nd May 2016.

The winner of each award will automatically be shortlisted for the national Business

Women Scotland Awards held in Glasgow in October.


If you feel your company deserves recognition, you can find out more information about

entering the awards at their website


The awards will be presented at a fun black tie ceremony at the Marcliffe Hotel in

Aberdeen on the evening of Thursday 6th June 2016. STV newsreader Rachel

McTavish will MC the awards, with entertainment from the fabulous Globe Girls.

Places at the dinner, and sponsorship opportunities are available

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