Sturgeon says Logan hire is ‘signal of intent’
Nicola Sturgeon promised an audience of businesswomen that Scotland’s new chief entrepreneur and the government’s backing for technology would help them achieve their ambitions.
She described Mark Logan’s appointment as a “signal of intent” and part of efforts to grow the economy in which there was a “driving need” to support women-led businesses.
Addressing the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards in Glasgow, Ms Sturgeon said supporting women entrepreneurs “is essential to the success of the Scottish economy. It will become more important over the next decade.
“The appointment of Mark Logan [as chief entrepreneur] is a signal of intent of the kind of economy we are trying to build”.
She congratulated WES on its 10th anniversary milestone and for the work it was doing to help more women get the support they need.
WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE SCOTLAND AWARDS 2022
Start-up Business of the Year
Tiffany Wood Dyneval
Growth Business of the Year
Anna White ScotlandShop (WINNER)
Jaclyn Robinson JRPS (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
Outstanding Business of the Year
Emma Reid Ergo Law
Inspiring Leader of the Year
Dr Poonam Gupta PG Paper Company
Funded Business of the Year
Claudia Freigang Hearing Diagnostics
Adaptive Business of the Year
Allison Harrison Hot Yoga Edinburgh
Embracing Technology Business of the Year
Gillian Crawford Lily Blanche
Net-Zero Business of the Year
Jo Chidley Beauty Kitchen UK
Sarah Heward The Real Food Café, Tyndrum
Purpose-Led Business of the Year
Kerry Anderson Brave Strong Beautiful (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Evelyn McDonald Scottish Edge