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.
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.
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.
Karen Somerville is co founder and director of Angels’ Share Glass. Karen was awarded Entrepreneur of The Year 2015 and the Business has won many accolades for their products and design. Karen has grown the business from a small home business to a growing enterprise with state of the art glassblowing studio, 6 full time staff and 12 seasonal & freelance staff.
All staff are female apart from Karen’s dad, Tom Young MBE & Master glassblower, who is now semi-retired and all staff are fully committed to the family business and its vision for growth. The company has grown it’s handmade glassware range to create a premium range of whisky and spirit glassware for the Whisky Connoisseur. Exporting all over the world with distribution networks in 4 major continents. The company supplies both wholesalers, retailers, visitor centres and has their own ecommerce site.
Karen is also co-director for The Fife Whisky Festival Ltd a destination event and annual celebration of Scotch Whisky in Fife. Karen and here teams passion for glass and whisky shines through in their designs and her everyday working ethic.
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!!
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.
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.