WES Awards

Sturgeon says Logan hire is ‘signal of intent’

Nicola Sturgeon addressing the WES awards (pic: Terry Murden)

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.


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

Collaborative Champion

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

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