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The shortlist for the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards 2019, in conjunction with Scottish Business Insider, has been revealed.

Established and emerging business leaders from across Scotland have been chosen as finalists for the awards, with the judging panel facing the difficult task of determining just 29 finalists across 10 categories from an unprecedented number of entries.

Carolyn Currie, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland commented: “Evidence consistently shows that accessible role models are a powerful tool for inspiring and encouraging women to start and grow businesses.

Both the volume and the calibre of entries for the Awards have been exceptionally high and the judging panel had a very challenging task to compile the list of finalists. We are looking forward to a fantastic Awards evening next month, when we recognise and celebrate the impressive achievements of Scotland’s businesswomen.”

Entrepreneur Vicky Brock who chaired the judging panel said: “The judges were impressed with the fantastically high standard of entries. The range of the individual business leaders and enterprises represented here shows there is lots of new talent appearing.

“The Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards is a great vehicle for shining a spotlight on the emerging talent and some of the more established female leaders.”

Winners of the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards, which is being delivered in conjunction with Scottish Business Insider and supported by Clydesdale Bank, Business Gateway, DSL and Boe Gin will be announced at a glittering ceremony which takes place in the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday 18 September.


Best rural based business

The Real Food Cafe



Best social enterprise

Radiant and Brighter

Adopt and Intern

Social Bite

Board member 2019

Roz Cuschieri Worldwide Cancer Research

Elsa Jack Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd

Debbie Shields SAY Women

Business leader 2019

Joanne Telfer Ten Live Group

Wendy Pring KCP Environmental Services Ltd

Lynn Laughland HRM Homecare Services

Business of the year 2019


Little's Chauffeurs Drive Ltd

Speyside Distillers Co Ltd

Emerging business leader 2019

Clare Adams Total Health Ltd

Sara Roberts Healthy Nibbles

Lisa Thomson Purpose HR

Growth business of the year

Tag Digital Ltd

Layer Systems Limited


Innovator of the year

Amanda Pickford ThermaFY

Caroline Hogg Cascade Water Products

Imogen Russon-Taylor Kingdom Scotland

Invested Business 2019

Talking Medicines Jo Halliday

Healthy Nibbles Sara Roberts

Start-up of the year

Whisky Frames Ltd

Matugga Distillers Limited

The Edinburgh Practice




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