BAWE Scotland members Fiona Macdiarmid, Karen Somerville, Jane Nelson, Tanya Hine, Nadin Dunnigan and Ann-Maree Morrison attended Scottish Women In Business Awards with our own table on Sunday 21st May. What a fantastic venue and event and we congratulate the women of SWIB for a successful awards afternoon.

The Spirit of SWIB Award for the top contributor to SWIB from past and present presidents went to Liz Taylor of Taylor Made Marketing. What a great award for Liz to win, a women who has been so supportive of BAWE Scotland and worked with our Chairwoman, Ann-Maree Morrison, to help link the groups together to introduce women of both groups to each other with the prospect of helping their businesses grow through collaboration.

The Connector Award for a business woman who “connects others” in order to help them gain from each other and find what they need in business went to our Chairwoman, Ann-Maree Morrison. Ann-Maree says “I’m so proud to have won this award as a vindication of what I have been trying to build up over the past 3 years in the role as head of BAWE Scotland. What I have been building IS CONNECTIONS, for every woman who comes across both BAWE Scotland and myself, so business women and students can find our what they need to in terms of education, support, mentoring, finance or growth”.

The Celebrity Award went to a wonderful person from the Isle of Skye, Shirley Spear of The Three Chimneys. Shirley was so honoured to receive the award and a great person to promote female women in business and female chefs! Well done Shirley.

All award winners are listed below. Well done to all entrants and winners for coming together to “connect” for the day:

Connector: Ann-Maree Morrison – Labels4Kids

Communicator: Vash Naidoo – Compliance Scotland

Collaborator: Simone Lockhart – Search Consultancy

Young Star: Jenny McCreary – Sew Confident

Innovator: Olivia Robertson & Clare Cooper of The Home Straight & Elli (Assisted Living Technology)

Spirit of SWIB: Liz Taylor for her dedication to SWIB

Celebrity Spotlight:  Shirley Spear of The Three Chimneys Restaurant.

(Photography by Nadin Dunnigan Photography).