ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND AND DENTONS CONFIRMED AS HEADLINE SPONSORS FOR 4TH BUSINESS WOMEN SCOTLAND AW

Organisers of the 4th Business Women Scotland Awards - held in collaboration with Women’s Enterprise Scotland – have announced Royal Bank of Scotland and Dentons as Headline Sponsors.

The Awards, which will be held at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 2nd November, highlight the achievements of the growing numbers of women-led businesses in Scotland. Categories include Business Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Employer of the Year. The media partner for the Awards is leading business publication, Scottish Business Insider.

Royal Bank of Scotland have supported Women’s Enterprise Scotland since its formation, partnering on numerous events to profile the capability and expertise of women entrepreneurs. It is one of 52 firms recognised in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI) and has a network of Women in Business specialists supporting female-led SMEs throughout Scotland.

Yvonne Greeves, Head of Women in Business, Royal Bank of Scotland said; “We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Business Women Scotland Awards. Women led businesses have an enormous role to play in Scotland’s economic growth, which is why we have over 400 externally Accredited Women in Business Specialists across the UK who support female business owners to set up and grow their business.”

Dentons, which merged with leading Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens in October 2017, is the world’s largest law firm and is committed to being the most inclusive law firm in the world. It recently announced two new leadership roles to promote women at the firm and help them enhance their business development and marketing skills. Scotland-based partner Amanda Jones has taken on one of these roles as Women's Advancement Director.

Amanda Jones, partner and Women's Advancement Director at Dentons, said, "Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do at Dentons, and we are very pleased to be involved in the Business Women Scotland Awards, which champion this ideal and support women in Scottish business."

Carolyn Currie, Chief Operating Officer at Women’s Enterprise Scotland said; “Collaboration is at the heart of the Business Women Scotland Awards and by working with organisations such as Royal Bank of Scotland and Dentons, we can push for greater gender diversity across the business ecosystem. Such diversity drives the perfect environment for radical step change innovation, thereby boosting Scotland’s productivity and competitiveness. Putting it simply, until women are starting and growing businesses at the same rate as men, the Scottish economy will continue to be deprived of the additional revenue – calculated to be at least £7.6bn – which gender equality in enterprise would generate.”

The deadline for entries is 7th September and can be made at https://bwsltd.co.uk/business-women-scotland-and-wes-scotland-awards-2018/.

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