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
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 www.bwsltd.co.uk
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