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Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, will shine a spotlight on the importance of women in enterprise when she joins leading businesswomen next Thursday 26th October at the inaugural Business Women Scotland Awards, in association with Women’s Enterprise Scotland. The First Minister will be joined by keynote speaker Jessica Butcher, co-founder and Non-Executive Director of technology firm Blippar, who will make a call for more deliberate collaboration across enterprise agencies and the private sector to encourage more women to start their own businesses. The Awards honour the achievements of business women from throughout Scotland, whether as an employer, employee, sole trader or in

CMI Scotland Conference

25th October, Edinburgh This year, the Scotland Conference will focus on the Art and Practice of Management. We will be sharing management tools and techniques from our speakers and board members, which they’ve found to be invaluable on their management journeys. We will also be building a practical resource which you can refer to, when deciding the best course of action for your management journey. Kate Basset will be hosting this year's Conference, alongside a variety of inspiring speakers detailed below. We look forward to welcoming you to the CMI Scotland Conference in 2017. Member price: £60.00 Non-member price: £75.00 Event Partner price: £60.00 Student Discount price: £10.00 For more

Making IT Work for Women

The first annual summit presented by Informatics Ventures in association with Women's Enterprise Scotland 24th October, 10am - 4pm Edinburgh

Enterprising Military Wives Toast the Success of Business Creation Project

Participants of an innovative Business Creation Project designed to develop enterprise skills and encourage business start-up ideas amongst Armed Forces’ spouses and partners last night (Tuesday 3 October) celebrated its success at an event at the Scottish Parliament. Business owners who completed the ten-week course were joined by Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work and Minister for Veteran Affairs, who heard about the attendees’ experiences and how their businesses have developed since participating in the project. Christine Grahame MSP – whose Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency takes in Glencorse Barracks, where the project took plac

Supernova ideas displayed by Converge Challenge winners

Dave Hughes from University of the West of Scotland wins Converge Challenge 2017 with novosound. Academic innovation continues to soar with revolutionary sensors, a cooling back-rest cushion for wheelchair users, a blood test to detect brain tumours, algorithms for wind turbines, a birthing mirror for midwifes, an online platform for physiotherapy and sensory gardens for dementia sufferers - were amongst the winning ideas from Scotland’s leading company creation competition and entrepreneurial development programme for Scottish universities. The winners were announced at the Converge Challenge awards ceremony on Thursday, 28th September 2017, where an increased prize fund of £170,000 of cash

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