News from the Association of Scottish businesswomen the Perthshire should know about.

ASB have announced a programme of FREE Lunchtime Learning webinars for members.

A trial programme will run throughout the summer with a series of short webinars allowing you to hear and learn from expert presenters, in your lunch hour, without leaving your desk. With a wide range of topics, our programme will have something to appeal to everyone.

For more information, including links to book a place, click here.

Each year the Association of Scottish Businesswomen honours and celebrates the achievement and contribution of inspirational women in business and the wider community through their Women of Inspiration Awards.

We are delighted to announce that we have honoured twelve such women this year on International Women’s Day. Each woman has been nominated by someone who feels they are deserving of the award; an inspiration to others, role models or leaders in their professions; women who have excelled in their careers or who have encouraged others and impacted lives in the wider community.

Over the coming weeks we will be profiling each of the Women of Inspiration winners on our website.

The women recognised in the 2017 ASB Women of Inspiration Awards can be viewed here.

Women Ahead Business Awards Dinner – 11th March 2017 at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa

Our friends in Dundee are very much looking forward to their Awards Dinner on 11th March 2017.
The evening will include a drinks reception from 7pm, followed by a three course dinner in the City Quay Suite, with wine. They will then announce and present the Awards. There will be a charity raffle and then relax for the rest of the evening, and dance the night away to a live band! Carriages at 1am.

Tickets are now on sale for the Business Awards Dinner! You can purchase
them via their website – http://www.womenahead.co.uk/business-awards-dinner.cfm

Book now for the ASB AGM

11am – 2pm Saturday 26th November, Dunblane Hydro
ASB Members are invited to book now for the AGM to be held on 26th November at Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane Hydro, Perth Road, Dunblane, FK15 0HG between 11am and 2pm.

After the formalities of the AGM this year we would like to invite members to join two times ASB Award winner, Marianne Meehan, who will lead a strategy workshop for ASB. This is your opportunity to feed in your ideas and thoughts for the future of ASB, and to learn how to apply similar strategies to your own organisations. Lunch will be provided.

Members Showcase
We are always keen to spotlight member businesses, and we’ve made sure that the venue this year provides an opportunity for exhibitor space, so we will be able to offer a limited number of members the chance to showcase their business or products throughout the event.

You can book your AGM and/or exhibitor tickets here at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asb-agm-2016-tickets-29206712062

Please email vice-president@asb-scotland.org if you require a copy of the formal papers.

We look forward to seeing you all for lunch, member showcase and AGM as we round off the year and look towards 2017 and beyond.

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen requires a new website with a modern engaging and interactive design plus additional functionality. The new website should have a life span of at least five years with the facility to update as future technology evolves.

Development and design should focus on overall design refit and the smooth delivery of the existing and new member services; the application to be delivered using the best possible standards and practices, ensuring that all features and services are accessible to the highest number of users.

The design must be modern and attractive, leaving visitors with a clear understanding of the ASB service and the benefits of getting involved.

The website should on-the-whole be maintained and managed by the ASB committee or appointed website administrator.

It should be compatible for viewing with latest hand-held devices, as well as PCs and have a home page that easily and quickly uploads on PC, tablet and mobile.

To register your interest in the tender and receive the full tender document, please email Wendy Maltman at president@asb-scotland.org Your response along with details of two references should be returned by Friday 23rd December.

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen is seeking administrative support for its Executive Committee (ExCo) and operations.

ASB will be administered by a contracted administrative service, not by an employee. The service may be provided by an individual or a company who is expected to be a member of the ASB. The service will be reviewed on an annual basis (or earlier if service levels fall) and may be re-tendered or allowed to continue for up 3 years with the same service provider.

The main responsibilities of the ASB Administrator are:

1. Provide the main point of contact for ASB (via email and telephone);
2. Support the ExCo with administration e.g. membership, communications, website updates, and events etc;
3. Provide administrative and secretarial support to ASB ExCo.

It is estimated that the work described would occupy on average c. 2-4 hours per week with peaks throughout the year when an event (max 4 per year) is taking place when additional time may be required to prepare.

To register your interest in the tender and receive the full tender document, please email Wendy Maltman at vice-president@asb-scotland.org. Your response along with details of two references should be returned by Monday 31st October.

We’re delighted to announce that the ASB Weekend will be back for 2017!

SAVE THE DATE

Create your own recipe for life and well being

17th – 19th March 2017, Seamill Hydro, North Ayrshire
A weekend of fun, relaxation and rebalancing your life
Learn how to create your recipe for an authentic you
Looking forward to welcoming you all to the beautiful Ayrshire Coast
#asbwellbeing17

We’ll have more information and details of how to book at our AGM on Saturday 26th November.

Weekend and day packages will be available.

ASB strategy workshop

We’re delighted to have two times ASB Award winner, Marianne Meehan, to lead a strategy workshop for ASB. The workshop will be held at our AGM on Saturday 26th November and is your opportunity to feed in your ideas and thoughts for the future of ASB. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us to help shape ASB as we move into 2017. Venue to be confirmed but we’ll send out information to members soon. We look forward to seeing you there!

ASB Executive Committee

We are pleased to welcome two new members to the ASB Executive Committee; Sarah Hunter and Lindsey Phillips have both joined us from AABW and have already got off to a great start organising the ASB weekend for 2017.

We are, however, looking for more members to get involved and particularly those with an interest in looking after our membership, marketing or sponsorship remits. You can be a direct or affiliate member and don’t have to have been a member of an affiliate committee to get involved. Please get in touch with Wendy Maltman vice-president@asb-scotland.org  if you would like to have a chat about any of the roles or generally getting involved in the committee.

Women Making Scotland, 10am – 4pm, 3rd June 2016
Gogarburn Conference Centre,
175 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 9BH

Visit the ASB website to find out how to book for the
Women’s Business & Enterprise Conference www.asb-scotland.org

Book Now! Discounted tickets available for ASB members!

More details of the day are available on the Women’s Business and Enterprise Conference website.

Exhibition stands* and programme advertising are also available to those interested in promoting to our prestigious audience. *Discounted stands available for ASB members. Contact Alison Henderson for further details president@asb-scotland.org

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 National Business Awards.

Following on from the huge success last year, the ASB will again run it’s full awards programme in 2016. There are 11 award categories, open to business and professional women across Scotland.

The Awards celebrate and recognise the achievement of women working across all sectors, and rewards their individual and collective contribution to the continued commercial success in Scotland.

You can find out about eligibility and the criteria for these awards, access the application forms and find details of the application process on our website. 

The Awards are open to Members and Non-Members, as detailed below. Entry is free to all awards for ASB members listed on the Members Directory.

Applications should be submitted to awards@asb-scotland.org by 5pm on Friday 8th July.
Judging will take place in Edinburgh during the week commencing Monday 25th July.

The winners will be announced at our prestigious Awards Dinner to be held at Glasgow Central Hotel on Friday 2nd September. Further information here.

If you are interested in sponsoring an award or table sponsorship, then please download our Sponsors Pack.

Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network (PBN), is celebrating after being shortlisted for Affiliate Group of the Year at the Associate of Scottish Businesswomen Awards 2015. This was the first time PBN had been shortlisted at the ASB Awards and the team attended a special awards dinner on September 18th in Glasgow.

Established in 1997, PBN is a not-for-profit business network that offers opportunities, support and benefits to women in business throughout Perthshire by delivering an array of inspirational events, training, speakers and skills building to its members through monthly networking events and online business promotions and networking. With a steady increase in membership over the past 2 years, PBN’s committee have worked hard to offer members and potential new members an invaluable service that has tangible results for women in the business community.

Sara Wood, Chairperson for Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network, commented:

“We are very proud that PBN has been recognised by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Awards. Being shortlisted for Affiliate Group of the Year is testament to the hard work of many fantastic people who have contributed to the network’s continued success, from both members and non-members who have attended and supported our events to the inspirational speakers we have been lucky enough to welcome and learn from. We were competing against other outstanding women-only networking groups from around Scotland, and although we didn’t win our catergory we were delighted to have been shortlisted.”