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The Best in the Business.. WES Awards Finalists Revealed

The shortlist for the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards 2022 has been unveiled (full shortlist below).

Women business leaders from across Scotland have been chosen as finalists for the awards, with the judging panel facing the difficult task of determining just 47 finalists across 10 categories from an unprecedented number of entries.

Carolyn Currie, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland commented;

“Our last Awards were in 2019, so it is especially important for us to be back in 2022, recognising the impressive achievements of Scotland’s businesswomen. Even more so as WES is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Many women led businesses have adapted or sourced new means of funding during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and as such, they are powerful role models for other women who want to start and grow businesses.
Both the volume and the calibre of entries for the Awards were 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 can shine a spotlight on the myriad of impressive women led businesses across Scotland.”

Gillian Crawford, founder of Wow (Scotland) Ltd has been shortlisted in the Inspiring Leader of the Year and Embracing Technology categories. She commented;

“Our whole team is absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted in the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards in the Embracing Technology category. Having transitioned my jewellery brand Lily Blanche from a traditional B2C company to a pure-play ecommerce business, I am enthusiastic about the benefits of embracing ecommerce to close the gender enterprise gap.”

Winners of the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards, which is being supported by Business Gateway, Royal Bank of Scotland, HFL Holistic Financial Leadership, British Business Bank and Scottish Enterprise will be announced at a glittering ceremony which takes place in the voco Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday 27 October.


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




Noggin Braincare Ltd

Sophie Downes

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

AAB Consulting

Aspire Industrial Services

Jaclyn Robinson Property Solutions

PG Paper Company Ltd


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

Angels’ Share Glass

Ergo Law Ltd

The TEFL Org


Inspiring Leader of the Year

Rachael Brown, Future Economy Company

Allison Harrison, Hot Yoga Edinburgh Limited

Poonam Gupta, PG Paper Company Ltd

Dr Marie Macklin CBE, The Halo Urban Regeneration Company

Gillian Crawford, Wow (Scotland) Ltd

Funded Business of the Year, sponsored by British Business Bank

Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd

Hearing Diagnostics Ltd

Neurocentrx Pharma Ltd

Talking Medicines Ltd

Adaptive Business of the Year

Future Economy Company

Hot Yoga Edinburgh Ltd

Sap-kreations Ltd


The Events Hub

The Wee Book Company

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

Love Scottish

SV24-7 Vending


Wow (Scotland) Ltd

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

Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd

Blue Gentoo Ltd


Whisky Frames Ltd

Collaborative Champion of the Year

Angels’ Share Glass

Kirsteen Stewart

Scottish Business Network

The Real Food Café, Tyndrum

Purpose-Led Business of the Year

Brave Strong Beautiful

Circle Scotland CIC (The Circle)

Molke Ltd

Radiant and Brighter Community Interest Company


The Wee Book Company





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