Chairwoman of BAWE
5 Pitt Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2EZ
Ann-Maree Morrison is Chairwoman of BAWE, Regional Vice President for the UK, and Founder of the award winning e-commerce business, Labels4Kids, which supplies name labels and personalised books and gifts internationally to parents of 0-12 year olds. Labels4Brands, a division of Labels4Kids, also provides labelling for fashionistas, superyachts, sports clubs, care homes, and just about anyone who would like labelling with their logo or a design.
Also a member of the IoD and FSB, Ann-Maree seeks paid non-executive work in areas she feels passionate about, education, e-commerce and business growth. An Honorary Professor of the Management School of Stirling University, she is also a Board member of the Management School and the Stirling City Commission. Ann-Maree took part in Women20 for the G20 in Berlin in 2017 and a UK Government Task Force for E-Commerce.
Official Delegate of Women20 for the G20 Argentina 2018.
Vice Chair of BAWE
Following a 20-year career as a journalist with The Times and The Sunday Times in London and Scotland, latterly as deputy editor of the Sunday Times in Scotland, I founded Wow (Scotland) Ltd which trades under two brands, Tartan Twist, a Scottish jewellery and gift brand focusing on clan tartans and Lily Blanche, a fine jewellery brand, specialising in lockets. Our bestselling item is the Memory Keeper Locket which opens to reveal six secret photographs and has been worn by Judy Murray and Hermione Norris.
Wow Scotland Ltd is based in Stirling and the brands sells through stockists throughout the UK such as Edinburgh Castle, Tower of London, Gleneagles Hotel, The Scottish Parliament Shop and Kensington Palace. Our main focus is on ecommerce, however.
In December 2017 I became an ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland and vice-chair of BAWE. I also write a weekly current affairs column for The Sunday Times. I live in Stirling, am married to a consultant psychiatrist and we have three children.
Tanya Hine OBE
Treasurer and BAWE UK Treasurer
Whilst having been a Shareholder of one Design company and a Director of two, starting my own Design company in 1994 meant that I had my own money at risk completely, so when Marilyn Orcharton started The British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE) in April 1995, I thought that this was the organization that would suit me best.
Whilst also a member of the IOD, this was for socialising rather than support. At BAWE we all had the same problems, so being a business owner is sometimes a lonely place to be. After two Chairmen of BAWE, I took over the rains for Scotland and was made Vice – President (Scotland). In 2004 it fell on my shoulders to organise the World Congress of FCEM. It meant that the world came to Glasgow. HRH The Princess Royal graciously opened the Congress for us. This Congress certainly showcased Scotland as The International Women had the chance to see Scotland.I took over as National President of BAWE in January 2005 and served until 2010.
During that time representing women to the Parliamentary Parties and serving on the National Commission Europe and the Commonwealth. Peter Jones even asked us to arrange a lunch so that he could find suitable women for his TV Series. Sadly we did not have the start-ups that he required, but it was a fun lunch nevertheless. Became a Vice President of FCEM in 2005, also serving on the European Task Force. Stepped down in 2011. Awarded an OBE for Services to Business in the New Years Honours List 2010. This was for furthering other Women in Business. Handed over the Chairmanship of Scotland to Ann-Maree Morrison. In September 2014. Awarded the ‘World of Difference Award’, in Washington, in 2015 for the empowerment of women.
4 Hope Street, Falkirk FK1 5AT
Alison Melville founded Greig Melville Associates Limited t/as Greig Melville HR in April 2010 after a 15-year career in Human Resources within the corporate construction world in Scotland. Starting on her own in a home office, Alison has grown the business over the last eight years and is now operating out of commercial premises in the centre of Falkirk with a staff team of four.
The business’s strap line is ‘a people business for people’ and Alison and her team firmly believe that building trusted and lasting relationships with their clients across the UK is key to their success.
Alison has been married to her husband, Bill, for 35 years and lives in Falkirk and is a member of Falkirk Association of Businesses.
4 Steuart Road, Bridge of Allan
Karen Somerville is co founder and director of Angels’ Share Glass.
Angels’ Share Glass was founded in 2013 by Father & Daughter. Tom Young MBE was a world renowned glassblower and between them they came up with the idea to create Whisky filled Angels to represent the well known legend told in almost every distillery around the world. The Angels’ Share is the 2% of alcohol lost to evaporation during Scotch whisky’s maturation process.
The hand blown angels hold a perfect amount of Scotch Whisky and then it is completely sealed in, not for drinking only The Angels’ Share! The process and story telling behind the manufacturing of these little angels has won both Karen and the Team award winning recognition in the business and Whisky community. The company also has grown it’s handmade glassware range to create a premium range of whisky and spirit glassware for the Whisky Connoisseur. Selling all over the world with distribution networks in 4 major continents.
Karen was awarded Entrepreneur of The Year 2015 and the Business has won many accolades such as Best Family Business by FSB in 2017 and Business Women Scotland – International Growth 2017.
Karen has grown the business from a small home business to a growing enterprise with stae of the art glassblowing studio, 6 full time staff and 12 seasonal & freelance staff. All staff are female apart from Tom who is now semi retired and all are fully committed to the family business and its vision for growth.
01786 474 818
Unit 4 Scion House, Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling FK9 4NF
Former Head Teacher and teacher, Fiona has over 30 years experience in education. In 2002 she left mainstream education and set up her own tuition business, the successful Kip McGrath Education Centre in Stirling. Fiona and her excellent team of tutors teach around 300 students, aged between 6 -18 years, in English and maths each week.
In addition to this Fiona established Cellfield Reading Matters UK Ltd in 2009 after travelling to New Zealand for training .Cellfield is a unique computer based programme which was born out of the latest research in brain plasticity and neuro-science. It is designed to enable people with Dyslexia and related processing issues function more efficiently. As well as growing her own centre she has responsibilty for developing Cellfield in the UK and Ireland and there are now 7 centres in the UK offering Cellfield. Fiona is passionate about helping people unlock their potential and is keen to develop her own knowledge and expertise to do so. She says,” I used to do the impossible, now I do the possible and anything is possible”.
In her spare time Fiona is a keen curler and in 2013 she was part of the successful Scottish tour to Sweden. She also enjoys travel , walking and unwinding in spas!!
07834 826 500
Nadin started her photography & web development business in 2004. Nadin takes photographs for clients all across Scotland and internationally. She can undertake product photography, corporate portraits, internal photographs / office photographs for annual reports.
She is also an experienced wedding photographer with hundreds of weddings in Scotland and internationally.
I also take photographs at BAWE events and help keep the BAWE website up to date.
Fife, Dundee and Perth event’s organiser
17a Bank Street, Dundee, DD1 1RL
In 2017, Yvette stepped away from 10 years in mainstream education to launch Centred Learning Limited. Having enjoyed a successful career as a teacher and manager in education for children with additional support needs, she recognised the need for services to address the growing demand for support and advice in education and wellbeing for children and young people.
The opportunity to bring together aspirations to lead her own business and her passion for education was realised with the opening of the Kip McGrath Education Centre in Dundee. Although still in its first year of trading, their student numbers and tutoring team are growing steadily, with most business generated through word of mouth referrals. Centred Learning Limited will be looking to offer an increasing range of services in education and particularly health & wellbeing for children and young people in the very near future.
As an advocate of lifelong learning, Yvette has successfully gained additional post-graduate qualifications in Autism with Strathclyde University and Language and Communication Impairment in Children with Sheffield University. She is a mother of two (grown) children and lives in Dundee with her husband.
Yvette is looking to further develop BAWE events with existing and potential new members in the Fife, Dundee and Perth regions.