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TECH INVESTOR MARK LOGAN HEADS UP CALL FOR MALE AMBASSADORS TO JOIN FIGHT TO END ENTERPRISE GENDER G

Tech investor and advisor Mark Logan has become the first male Ambassador to join Women’s Enterprise Scotland, spearheading a campaign to recruit a new cohort of male Ambassadors. Logan, former COO of Skyscanner and a Scale Up and Start Up Advisor, as well as Non Exec to a number of tech companies, hopes that by heading up the call, more male entrepreneurs will join the ranks to end what he describes as “an outright aberration.” He commented, “The gender imbalance in enterprise and especially in the tech sector where I specialise, should be treated as an outright aberration in our society. It severely limits both individual opportunity and the country’s economic progress. In addressing that

A special offer from Edinburgh Business School

Edinburgh Business School (EBS), graduate school of Heriot-Watt University, has been helping professionals become business leaders for over 25 years. The MBA, Masters, DBA and PhD programmes have accelerated the careers of over 21,000 graduates, with many starting their own business, gaining promotions and seeing an increase in their salary. All programmes can be studied online; alternatively, if a classroom setting is preferred, the MBA programme is delivered on-campus in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia. EBS is committed to increasing access to postgraduate degrees in business, and is offering an exclusive 40% reduction to WES members on the cost of three of the taught MBA courses; Entreprene

Ending the Unconscious Sexism of the Tech Industry

“Are you… a feminist?” This was a colleague's opening question to me, delivered after a long pause, during a meeting between us several years ago. This was not how I had expected our meeting to begin and, taken aback somewhat, I paused an equally long time before replying “Yes… and don’t you think that I should be?” Eventually, he approached more directly what was on his mind. I had recently promoted a woman to a relatively senior position within the organisation and there had to be some explanation. That she was an experienced, capable professional, ready for advancement couldn’t possibly be it. So perhaps the “problem” was that I was a feminist? I must admit that there have been occasions

Gillian Crawford Wow (Scotland) Ltd

Following a 20 year career as a journalist with The Times and The Sunday Times in London and Glasgow, latterly as deputy editor of the Sunday Times Scotland, Gillian founded Wow (Scotland) Ltd which trades under two names; Tartan Twist, a Scottish jewellery and gift brand focusing on clan tartans and Lily Blanche, a fine jewellery brand, specialising in lockets. The bestselling item is the Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Locket, which opens to reveal six secret photographs and has been worn by Judy Murray at Wimbledon and by the actress Hermione Norris in the series Cold Feet. Wow Scotland Ltd is based in Stirling and Lily Blanche and Tartan Twist sell via stockists throughout the UK including:

Plant and Grow Ltd finalist for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Award

Plant-n-Grow is celebrating after being announced as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2018. In the category of Brand Success of the Year for their urban growing range. Founder, Mandy Bailey, commented “We are absolutely delighted to have be shortlisted for such a prestigious award alongside some amazing Scottish Brands. Being a relative newcomer, now in our 4th year we are a small family business and are very proud of all the achievements of both our team and everyone who has and is supporting our fantastic journey” Winners from all 26 categories will be announced in front of 800 guests at the prestigious awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday 7 June at the Edin

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