WES has an ambition for women-owned businesses in Scotland.
Women-owned businesses are 20% of the business base and already these businesses contribute a staggering £8.8bn into the economy every year. That's more than many of the growth sectors including Food & Drink (£5.3bn); Creative Industries (£4.4bn); Sustainable Tourism (£3.9bn) and Life Sciences (£1.5bn).
We believe that with needs based support, co-designed by women-owned businesses and experts in gender techniques , we can significantly boost the existing economic contribution. Creating an environment where more women and girls can start up in business and thrive.
That is our mission.
WES aims to establish a national Women's Business Centre with regional hubs. A place dedicated to the delivery of expert, needs-based support for women creating and growing their own businesses. Designed and operated by women entrepreneurs for women entrepreneurs.
That is our vision.
Our team have extensive expertise in supporting women-owned businesses to thrive. As business owners, mentors and investors, we have helped businesses to develop and commercialise their ideas, leverage resources and grow. Working with other partner organisations, we are on our way to boosting Scotland's economy.