Alison is a highly accomplished professional with over 25 years of experience in the construction and property industry. She began as a Quantity Surveyor at John Laing Construction and quickly established herself as a formidable force in the field. As Scotland's first female construction ambassador in 2004, Alison worked to encourage more women to enter the industry. Alison has contributed significantly to prestigious projects, including the construction of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Ocean Terminal, BBC Scotland. Notably, she was Commercial Manager on the design and construction of the £33 million Hexham General Hospital project at just 25 years old.
Transitioning her commercial skills to undertake more strategic roles, Alison joined Perspective in 2023. In her role, she manages operational functions, drives business development initiatives, and ensures sustainable growth.
Alison also ran a successful clothing boutique in Bridge of Allan
Capture - and won The Drapers Award for independent retailers in 2018.
Beyond work, Alison enjoys golf and is an accomplished Wakesurfer. She holds the title of Nautique European Ladies Wakesurf Champion (Masters) for 2023.
Her expertise, dedication, and diverse interests make her an inspiring role model for others seeking a balanced and successful professional life.
- Location - Glasgow
- O: 0141 501 0229
- M: 07730 264 975
- W: www.perspectivebc.co.uk
Stacey is formally known as The Social Coach and leader of Boss Girls Central Scotland.
Having grown organically her own community to 47k on social media using simple and effective strategies which Stacey uses to help business owners grow their socials. Stacey has worked with multiple industries and absolutely has a passion for what she does.
Stacey offers other services such as certified social media courses for aspiring Social media managers, content shoots & social media masterclasses.
Using a background of sales and marketing, combining it with the power of human connection Stacey excels in her digital field.
Rebecca is an award-winning photographer, a photography trainer and a business mentor with over twenty years of experience. She specialises in brand, commercial and family photography.
Rebecca has a knack for capturing the heart of a family or an organisation – shining a light on their values and what makes them beautiful and unique. Her superpower is helping others to feel great in front of the camera. She has a passion for helping women, in particular, to feel confident being seen in photographs.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0131 370 9209
- Location: Lothian
- Website: https://rebeccaholmesphotography.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccaholmesphotography/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-holmes-b25b95195/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccaholmesphoto
Carol Murdoch is the founder and director of Love Outdoor Learning. She is an accomplished Primary Teacher and education enthusiast with over two decades of dedicated service in the field of education. With a passion for outdoor learning, Carol has not only established a remarkable career but has also been recognized with prestigious awards for her outstanding contributions.
As an accomplished author and a graduate with a Masters in Learning for Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh, Carol brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field of education. Her dedication to fostering sustainability and holistic learning is evident in her contributions to the classroom and their written work.
- Website: www.loveoutdoorlearning.com
- Address: West Lothian
- Tel: 07730 037749
- Email: email@example.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loveoutdoorlearning
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carol-murdoch/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoveOutdoorLea1
Wendy is the Founder and Creative Director of The Malting House, a vibrant design, marketing and communications agency based in Dundee’s trendy West Port.Over twenty years the studio has built a reputation for thoughtful and outstanding creative work delivered with exceptional customer service. Listening carefully to understand the concerns and challenges of our clients, we build strong relationships based on respect, integrity and trust.We look at things differently, explore opportunities and use creative thinking to generate inspired solutions to refine brand style, communicate key messages, increase visibility and engage audiences.We aim to make a difference by using our skills and creativity to bring about positive change and to impact our communities to create a thriving local economy.Wendy’s commitment to the local community is demonstrated in several voluntary roles which include active participation in Rotary, the Nine Trades of Dundee, and as Vice Chair of Dundee Museum of Transport.
- Website: https://www.themaltinghouse.co.uk/
- Address: 40 West Port, Dundee DD1 5ER
- Tel: 01382 201171 07515653599
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMaltingHouse
Pam Wilson has over 16 years’ experience in construction as Founder and Director of multi award winning KWMB and, most recently, Pam Wilson Project Management. Being a female in construction can be daunting but Pam has grown in confidence and reputation and was elected as Vice President of The Federation of Master Builders in September 2022, a role she is very proud of. She works closely with other trades, architects, suppliers and clients to project manage their works and bring the clients’ visions to life. A particular highlight of recent years is project managing a full retro-fit renovation for an international client over Teams and only recently meeting in real life for the soon to be handover. Pam loves what she does and thinks it shows.
KWMB, Office Unit 6, 5 Munro Road. Springkerse. Stirling FK7 7UU
- 01786 497 288 / 07809 879 055
Estrelita van Rensburg,
Estrelita is a qualified physician-pathologist spent the first part of her professional career as a professor in laboratory medicine/virology at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Pretoria in South Africa. After a decade and a half, she moved into the pharmaceutical industry where she held the position of Global Medical Director at an US-based large clinical research organisation. More recently her focus shifted away from treatment-based medicine into the field of nutrition and preventative medicine. She co-authored three books. The first Eat Well or Die Slowly - Your Guide to Metabolic Health was published in 2020.
- Website: www.wellnesseq.net
- Address: 15 Cowgill Gardens, Edinburgh, EH16 6FP
- Tel: 07535259809
- Email: email@example.com
- Facebook / LinkedIn
Organisational Development Consultant
With over 15 years as an Organisational Development Consultant, my career has centred around introducing systems and programmes to help organisations identify, develop and manage the performance of their leaders. Having been a manager and worked across various industries both in the UK and globally; I was keen to offer my support to local businesses. I am particularly interested to work with SME businesses, Family run businesses and Charities. My clients have consisted of a variety of industries such as Architects, Care Sector, Contact Centres, Fulfilment, Financial sector, Public sector.
I have a real passion in assisting the organisation to meet it’s goals through it’s people by offering employees the opportunity to realise their potential and helping them attain their career goals.
My key offerings include:
- Bespoke Leadership Training
- Business Coaching
- Facilitation skills
Fiona set up a Vending machine business in 2012 with her husband Ian. The multi-award winning company is based in Alloa and now has a team of 13 full time staff. Fiona has a passion for sales and marketing and is driven to achieve success on every level. Away from the business we enjoy spending time with our little dog “Coco”.
Amanda Stewart has over 30 years experience working with SME’s to maximise their technology potential in a clear jargon free manner. Illuminate has grown organically over the last 12 years and has a fiercely loyal customer base and a friendly team of engineers.
Amanda is passionate in educating on the dangers of Cyber Threats and how to avoid them. She also runs hands on workshops for school children to excite the next generation of engineers and seeks to encourage more women into the technology sector.
Advisory and business coaching
Previously a project manager in a large organisation, I retrained as a coach in 2011 and joined Martin Robertson Associates ltd full-time in 2016 to develop advisory and business coaching services for the Accountancy practice.
The practice, est in 1996, focuses on taking the strain out of compliance and supporting business owners to have more time, make more money and build a better quality of life.
Having suffered a health challenge and, as a result, becoming acutely aware that a lifestyle change was required, I sought answers regarding the types of food that we should eat. Advice was conflicting and, on discussing this with my partner, who is a medical doctor whose background encompasses 22 years of research, learned that modern diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart health, dementia and mental health are all increasing dramatically.
As a result of that conversation, she then researched the correct nutritious foods that we should eat to provide the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and the result is our WellnessEQ Programme which we started to use. The results were great: lost weight, reduced blood pressure, lower blood sugar, clarity of thought, enhanced mood, more energy and much more.
I was hooked and we started to talk to others who joined our WellnessEQ Programme, all of whom have experienced their own goals. One comment that they all make is ‘I love the choice of food that we can eat, how it makes me feel and the fact that this is a sustainable programme – in fact a total way of life’.
Mairead Hume – Harris Tweed Golf Collection
Mairead Hume, born and raised in Scotland, harbours a deep passion for the game of golf and the outstandingly beautiful Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, and saw a natural synergy between the hand woven, highly durable, colourful Harris Tweed® and the traditional Scottish game of golf. And so, the Harris Tweed® Golf Collection was created.
MAIREAD HUME Harris Tweed® Golf Collection can be found at some of the most famous golf courses in the world including the Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland.
please contact Mairead with any special requests for specific colours that may not be shown on the website.
language specialists, we focus on technology that can transform language learning.
Ann Attridge Founding Director Klik2learn, is a Chartered Teacher with degrees in English, French, and Educational Management. She has over 20 years in education including the secondary, further and tertiary sectors. Nine years in ESOL teaching led to an M.Litt research degree in Applied Linguistics. In 2010 Ann was awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship to set up Klik2learn.
- Website: https://www.klik2learn.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: Glasgow
An independent swimwear brand, we design and create swimwear that uses revolutionary tan-through fabric. Our innovative fabric is UVA protective, quick drying and breathable. Due to the way the fabric has been woven it allows a pre-determined amount of UVB rays to penetrate, enough to allow the skin to tan without burning. There is no need to wear sunscreen underneath the garment, meaning less harmful oils and suncream in our oceans.
Our designs are made by women for women and come in an array of bright colours and patterns in flattering styles. We produce small runs locally in Scotland as well as hand-make to order to minimise waste and to support sustainable fashion.
Thea de joode
The Astute VA
Thea is the founder and owner of The Astute VA and provides expert online business management services as a virtual assistant. with an academic background grounded in social sciences and research, Thea has built up nearly 2 decades of experience working in leadership and management within the arts, education and voluntary sectors.
This includes spending 17 years at Scotland’s only National Conservatoire. Her experience spans fundraising, bid writing, governance, mentoring, budget and grant management, bookkeeping, events, and traditional PA support.
Joyce Young Collections
Joyce Young OBE, a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, is the designer behind the By Storm label which was launched in 1993.
Joyce has bridal shops in Glasgow and London – offering an award winning service for brides and mothers who choose to have simple, stunning, elegant designs in top quality silks and luxurious fabrics. Over the past 28 years Joyce’s By Storm label has built a reputation for innovative design, quality and service.
- Website: www.joyceyoungcollections.co.uk
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel:Glasgow – 0141 942 8900
London – 020 7224 7888
- Location: Glasgow & London
Ann –Maree Morrison MBE
Ann-Maree is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants In Australia and New Zealand, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce. She was founder and MD of award winning ecommerce business Labels4Kids for 19 years and sold in September 2022. She is a NXD, Advisor, Angel Investor and Mentor, specialising in ecommerce.
Ann-Maree is also Co-Chair for W20 UK, the UK gender advisory group to the G20, for the economic empowerment of women and has been a delegate to W20 for over 7 years.
She is Past Chair of BAWE Scotland and a WES Ambassador.
She founded The Ecommerce Club 12 years ago and encourages anyone interested in ecommerce to join and attend free monthly online: https://www.indez.com/blog/ecommerce-club
Ann-Maree was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours List 2022 for her services to both Women In Business and to The Economy as a result of her work in ecommerce, with women and in supporting the next generation.
Development Officer - Dr Wendy Hamilton
Owner/founder of Curious Minds & award winning Grasshopper Toy Shop,
Based in Helensburgh
With over twenty years experience in founding, managing & profitably exiting small businesses in a range of areas including events, retail & wholesale, Wendy is passionate about the world of small business. Also an Area Leader for FSB West Of Scotland & sit on the committee for BAWE Scotland.
Before a career in small business, Wendy trained as a research scientist and holds a degree & PhD from the University of Nottingham.
- Website: http://www.curiousminds.co.uk
- Tel:+44 1436670806
- Location: Helensburgh, Scotland
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Glassware specialists and manufacturers based in Central Scotland. Angels' Share Glass are market leaders in whisky gifting and accessories. Selling globally The family ran business prides itself on high quality designs and customer service.
Tel: 01786 835005