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Thursday 27 October 2022, voco Grand Central, Glasgow
After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we're delighted to hold the Women's Enterprise Scotland Awards 2022, as we mark our 10th Anniversary. We're celebrating and recognising the notable contribution women-led businesses make to Scotland's economy. 
Congratulations to all the finalists! See the full list here
6.30pm       Drinks reception
7.30pm        Welcome speeches

Welcome from our host, Clare English, followed by a speech from Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, and presentation of the Lifetime Achievement award.

7.45pm        Dinner

Three courses followed by tea/coffee

9.30pm        Awards 1-5

Adaptive Business of the Year

Collaborative Champion of the Year

Net-Zero Business of the Year, sponsored by Scottish Enterprise

Purpose-led Business of the Year

Embracing Technology Business of the Year, sponsored by HFL Holistic Financial Leadership

10.00pm     Speaker

Guest Speaker - Yvette C. Hopkins

10.15pm       Awards 6-10

Start-up business of the Year, sponsored by Business Gateway

Funded Business of the Year, sponsored by British Business Bank

Growth Business of the Year, sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland

Inspiring Leader of the Year

Outstanding Business of the Year, sponsored by HFL Holistic Financial Leadership

10.45pm      Final words
11.00pm       Networking
Midnight     Carriages
Host - Clare English


Clare is a former radio and TV broadcaster. Her career at the BBC spanned three decades, where she presented BBC R4 (PM) and BBC Radio Scotland (Good Morning Scotland).

Clare currently sits on the board of Women’s Enterprise Scotland and is a keen advocate for “equality of opportunity” with specific interest in education and women’s issues.

Currently she curates, produces and presents a podcast series - Ripples- about the unintended consequences of big events or decisions. 


The Women’s Fund for Scotland is delighted to have been selected as charity partner for the WES Awards 2022. 

During the evening we will be asking guests to enter our raffle to win one of these fantastic prizes. Good luck and thank you for your support. 

Raffle Prizes


Two midweek overnight breaks at Ballintaggart Farm

Donated by WES Ambassador Rachel Rowley



Couples Spa Package

Donated by WES Ambassador Becky Woodhouse


Lily Blanche

Baroque pearls in ivory on a silver chain

Donated by WES Ambassador Gillian Crawford

Message of congratulations from the Women's Fund for Scotland to all the businesses participating in the awards.

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Guest Speaker - Yvette C. Hopkins

Senior Executive leader; Board Advisor, Trustee, & Director; Global Scot, CEO LeadHershipXchange

Most recently, Yvette was an Executive with SaxaVord Space Centre in Shetland focused on delivery of the UK's first sovereign vertical launch and acceleration of a Scottish space-based economy.  Yvette is an ardent champion of girls and women in the Scottish Space economy and serves in multiple board roles to that end. 

Previously, Colonel (retired) Yvette served a 28-year career as a US Army officer. A combat proven leader, Yvette has years of experience in direct conflict and in senior organizational Leadership. 

She lives a not-so-quiet life in Shetland.

Award Sponsors

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