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Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES), the community interest company which focuses on the contribution women's enterprise makes to the Scottish economy, has backed the recent cross-party call for the UK government to undertake a comprehensive equality impact assessment of its government policies. It was announced last week that 127 Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP and Greens MPs had signed a letter asking Government ministers to publish details of the impact of their policies broken down by gender, race, age, disability, class and region, after analysis showed women continue to bear the brunt of austerity. Analysis by the House of Commons library and the Women’s budget Group reveals that found tha

Archangels provides further support for our Ambassador's revolutionary online healthcare platfo

PhysioMedics, the Scottish early stage company that has developed a revolutionary online self-assessment platform for muscle and joint pain sufferers, has raised a total of £1million of funding from Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, Archangels, with support from leading medtech and digital health incubator, BioCity Group Ltd, and Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise. The software, called PhysioWizard, has been developed to match patients suffering muscle and joint problems with the most appropriate healthcare professional (triage). Patients can access the PhysioWizard self-assessment tool online and complete the process in 15 minutes. The tool has been

New Lead with WES Dates Added

Women’s Enterprise Scotland is working with Fife Council Economic Development and Business Gateway Services in Fife to run another women’s leadership programme at the new Enterprise Hub in Glenrothes. The first course was oversubscribed within just a couple of days! The twelve month programme – led by WES - starts on 16 January and consists of four workshops spread out over the year, interspersed with online content and support. It is aimed at women business owners looking to lead their businesses through growth to become sustainable, high performing organisations. It is also aimed at female home-based business owners who aspire to progress their business to the next level. Jennifer Lindsay

Wheelchair cushion entrepreneur wins prestigious Glasgow University prize

Our Ambassador, Corien Staels has been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Prize at the Glasgow University Knowledge Exchange and Engagement Conference. This recognises her continuing role as an entrepreneurial success story for the university as well as the UK as a whole. Corien Staels and Jon Cooper Staels has had close links with the institution since completing her MSc there in International Business and Entrepreneurship in 2016. Since graduating, Glasgow University has been a continuing source of encouragement and support as her company, Staels Design LTD, has grown from strength to strength. It was during her masters degree that Corien was inspired to launch her innovative healthcare

Creating a CAN-DO nation with the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Interface has launched the third Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, which take place on 22 February 2018, and a key theme embedded within the event is the celebration of diversity within business-academic collaborations. The speakers, innovation sessions, exhibitors and award winners will showcase the diverse nature of the companies and organisations that Interface support across sectors, regions and gender. Supporting gender equality is embedded in Interface’s business engagement activities, promotion, policy work and support of knowledge sharing between businesses and academia – and it’s a long-term objective. Our focus mirrors that of the Scottish Government’s three themes - equality, so

Enterprising Military Wives on Course for Success with Business Creation Project

Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work yesterday visited the second successful Business Creation Project in Scotland for Armed Forces’ spouses and partners, at Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik. Melissa MacMillan - Pigeon Creek; Liz Dadd - Little Red Hen Crafts; Provost of Midlothian, Adam Montgomery; Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work; Kathleen Cargill - HR Consultant; Lynne Cadenhead, Chair at WES On Thursday 30 November, accompanied by the Provost of Midlothian, Adam Montgomery, and OC (Officer Commanding) Lorne Campbell, the Cabinet Secretary met some of the 10 women who are taking part in the free, 12-week course. Desi

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