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ADVENTURE CIRCUS BRINGING SUNSHINE TO PERTH & KINROSS CARE HOMES

Adventure Circus is to embark on a tour of Perth and Kinross care homes to entertain isolated residents during August and September. Devised during lockdown thanks to funding from the Corra Foundation’s Community Wellbeing Fund, the 30…
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Industry Body Awards Local PR Leader ‘Chartered Practitioner Status’

Chartered Practioner PBN Member, Tricia Fox, Managing Director and founder of independent PR and Marketing agency Volpa, has been awarded ‘Chartered Practitioner’ status by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the communication…
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Volpa Backs 2.6 Challenge

Perth based marketing agency, Volpa, is backing The 2.6 Challenge campaign which is aiming to help save the UK’s charities from Sunday 26th April. Organisers of the country’s biggest mass participation sports events have come together…
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DIVE IN TO DUNDEE WOMEN’S FESTIVAL 2020

Women will be making waves throughout Dundee and Angus to entertain, educate and enhance their own lives as well as those of others during Dundee Women’s Festival 2020. This year’s theme “Women Making Waves” gives a nod to the Visit Scotland Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. The 2020 Festival also marks an amazing 20 years since its inception.

ASB 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

8th February 2020: 2:00pm Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce - City Quay, 37, Camperdown St, Dundee, DD1 3JA Join the ASB Committee at Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce for our Annual General Meeting  TICKETS £5 -…

Volpa wins Gold and Silver at the CIPR Awards

Volpa, the Perth based independent PR and marketing agency, has won a clutch of Gold and Silver awards at this year’s prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Scotland Awards 2019 including Silver for the highly coveted…

Perth Marketing Agencies Join Forces

Two Perth based full-service marketing agencies Volpa and Fraktul will join forces from October 2019, further strengthening Volpa’s position as one of Scotland’s top independent marketing agencies. The partnership, which sees Volpa’s…

2019 ASB NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS WINNERS

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen is delighted to announce the winners of their 2019 National Business Awards, showcasing the talents and recognising the achievements and contribution of women in business throughout Scotland; rewarding…

GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR THE MALTING HOUSE DESIGN STUDIO

A Dundee-based design studio has been namedas one of the top 25 branding agencies in the world The Malting House Design Studio, based in Tay Street Lane, secured the accolade from the Design Rush Agency, a business-to-business online portal…

2019 NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Association of Scottish Business Women is delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2019 National Business Awards. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony to be held at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh on Saturday…
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PBN new committee unveils exciting programme of speakers

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A dynamic new committee in charge of Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network (PBN) has announced an exciting programme of speakers and events planned for the rest of the year. Jane Rennie of The Extraordinary Training Company has stayed…

ASB HONOURS THEIR 2019 WOMEN OF INSPIRATION

Each year the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) 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…
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Menopase Festival to Highlight the Opportunities of ‘The Third Stage of Life’

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If you think the Menopause is doom and gloom and ‘the beginning of the end’, think again. That’s the message from the team behind the world’s only Menopause Festival, returning to Perth this month. The festival, now in its second…

Temperatures Rise as Businesses Tackle the Menopause at Work

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How should employers treat menopausal women in the workplace? This, and other questions, will be addressed and debated on the first day of the world’s only Menopause Festival, taking place in Perth in April 2019. With the first day…

ASB 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

11am Saturday 3rd November, The Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan Join the ASB Committee at The Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan for our AGM as we review our year and look towards the coming year. Your ticket includes the AGM, arrival refreshments…

Plans for Second Menopause Festival Announced on World Menopause Day

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The only menopause festival in the world will once again be held in Perth next year, it was announced today (Thursday 18 October 2018, World Menopause Day). This year saw the very first Menopause Festival take place in the city, with four…

WOW Women of the World In Perth

Pressing issues affecting women's lives - including mental wellbeing, body image and surveillance - will be the focus of this year's Women of the World Festival in Perth City Centre. Other key topics to be spotlighted will include social…

WOW Festival founder joins PBN members for inspirational breakfast event

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The founder of the internationally celebrated Women of the World (WOW) Festival is kicking off WOW Perth 2018 by attending a breakfast networking event in the city hosted by Perthshire Businesswomen's Network (PBN). Jude Kelly CBE, a prolific…

Marketing Agency Volpa Expands with the Opening of a Dundee Office

Volpa, one of Scotland's top independent marketing agencies, is realising its ambitious expansion plans with the opening of a new office in Dundee. The Perth based full service agency is opening a new office this month in The Flour Mill, an…

Start the autumn with some learning of your own!

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The Extraordinary Training Company are offering PBN members a 10% discount on all training and coaching fees. Why not kick-start September with some personal development? 9th - we kick of the first of 10 half-day sessions in our Leadership…

Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund Event for Perth

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Perth and Kinross Council, supported by the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund and Innovate UK, is holding an R&D competition to explore innovative technologies, develop design solutions and prototype a functional Smart Energy Network. Up…

PBN Member Praised by PM

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Rachel Weiss, Perth based businesswoman and PBN member has been formally recognised by Prime Minister Theresa May. Rachel is the founder of the Menopause Cafe, a group which hosts pop-up events to encourage men and women of all ages to…

WOW – Women of the World Festival, Perth 2018

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Following a fantastic launch in October 2017, WOW- Women of the World Festival, will return to Scotland for the second time in September 2018.  In the words of Jude Kelly, the festival founder, "Has there ever been a more exciting time of…

2018 ASB National Business Awards finalists announced

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The Association of Scottish Business Women is delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2018 National Business Awards. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony to be held at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, Dundee…

Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network members up for seven ASB Awards

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Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network (PBN) are celebrating a major haul of award nominations as seven member businesses make the shortlist for the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Awards 2018. Award winning integrated PR and marketing…

ASB 59 MINUTE DESIGN CHALLENGE

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To celebrate the ASB National Business Awards and the opening of the V&A Design Museum we will be hosting a 59 Minute Design Challenge during the afternoon ahead of the Awards Dinner. The workshop will give you an opportunity to visit the…

VOLPA SHORTLISTED FOR SEVEN TOP INDUSTRY AWARDS

Volpa, the Perth based independent PR and marketing agency, has been shortlisted in seven categories in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Scotland Awards 2018, including the highly coveted outstanding small…

VOLPA CEMENTS THEIR POSITION AS ONE OF SCOTLAND’S LEADING COMMS AGENCIES

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Perth based independent marketing agency Volpa has secured its position as one of Scotland's leading independent communications agencies by achieving the Communications Management Standard (CMS), awarded by the industry's professional body the…

GROWING OLD DISGRACEFULLY! 84-YEAR-OLD LYNN RUTH MILLER IS A CRIEFF COMEDY FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT

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The world’s oldest stand-up comedienne Lynn Ruth Miller is looking forward to making her Perthshire debut at the very first Crieff Comedy Festival later this month. The 84-year-old Ohio-born funnywoman will be giving local audiences a taste…

BOOK TICKETS FOR THE 2018 ASB NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS

Join ASB for their nineteenth National Business Awards at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, Dundee on Friday 21st September as they celebrate the achievements and successes of businesswomen from throughout Scotland. This is a night for dressing…

#LEARNALIVING CAMPAIGN ENCOURAGES PERTH AND KINROSS EMPLOYERS TO OFFER MORE WORK PLACEMENTS TO YOUNG PEOPLE

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An exciting new initiative to boost the number of work placements available to young people across Perth and Kinross will be launched on Friday (May 18). Specifically targeting small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), the #learnaliving campaign…

LAUNCH OF THE 2018 ASB NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS

We are delighted to announce that the ASB Business Awards are now open for applications. Ladies - it’s your time to shine! This is your opportunity to shout about your successes and achievements, as we recognise and celebrate the contributions…

ASB 2018 UNSTOPPABLE WOMEN CONFERENCE

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen supports business and professional women throughout Scotland by providing opportunities to inspire, link and connect businesswomen in Scotland, building and strengthening relationships via our national…

VOLPA EXPERIENCES 30% GROWTH AS AGENCY FIRMS UP PLANS TO EXPAND FOOTPRINT

Volpa, one of Scotland’s top independent marketing agencies, has appointed three new members of staff in a bid to strengthen its core offering and realise its ambitious expansion plans. The award winning agency has seen a 30% increase in…

At last! Flexible Working Space Comes to Perth.

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The Working Space, located at Inveralmond, is now open and offering flexible working options for the good businessfolk of Perth. With office space for a one person start up to a team of 10, for freelancers or those mobile working, they offer…

From Perth to Toronto … Menopause Café Movement Takes Off!

Organisers of the World’s first Menopause Festival, currently underway in Perth, have revealed that events have sparked a range of follow-up sessions amongst communities and workplaces across the UK, and further afield. The next phase of…

2018 ASB Women of Inspiration Awards Announced

Each year the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) 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…

Volpa Teams up with Former Newsnight Correspondent

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Volpa, one of Scotland’s top independent marketing and PR agencies, has teamed up with former BBC correspondent Simon Willis to launch its new ‘Cunningly Good’ media training service, responding to client needs to be fully prepared for…

Calling All Accommodation Businesses

We are fortunate here in Perth and Kinross to attract tourists from across the world to our beautiful part of the country.  However, as you know our weather isn’t always the kindest and often our visitors are left looking for indoor activities…

Top female entrepreneur inspires Rebecca Bonnington to brew up training plan for Scotland’s time-poor small business leaders

She’s an expert in coaching high achieving executives and ambitious entrepreneurs on how to become better leaders, create high performing teams and grow their business. But a conversation with Edinburgh-based lawyer-turned-tea-entrepreneur…

PBN Members Invited To Help Shape WOW Perth 2018

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WOW Women of the World festival is returning to Perth this September as Scotland’s only WOW Festival and you, our PBN members, are invited to come and contribute to what you would like to see on the festival programme. WOW Thinkins are…

PBN Member Shortlisted for IOD Regional Director of the Year

Scotland’s leading directors have been shortlisted for the IoD Director of the Year Awards, which celebrate individuals’ business accomplishments in 2017. PBN Member Cara Mackay of Gillies & Mackay has been successful in securing a shortlisting…

Consulting M3 Launches its Latest Extraordinary Venture

The Perth-based people development company, which is part of the ConsultingM3 consultancy group, was launched earlier this week, in a drive to bridge the skills gap and drive performance in small businesses. The Extraordinary Training Co., which…

Investing Women Ambition & Growth Conference and Awards Dinner 2018

Ambition & Growth 2018 will inspire, motivate and inform. As a growth aspirational entrepreneur, business angel or a professional in a leadership role; you will hear inspirational speakers, participate in useful master classes and experience…

GDPR HELP AT HAND FOR TAYSIDE BUSINESSES

With only 100 days until new data protection laws come into place on 28th May 2018, many Tayside businesses are, as yet, unprepared for the changes that will have huge impact on the way they communicate with their customers. To…

PBN member Rowan Consultancy sponsors world’s first Menopause Festival

The World’s first Menopause Festival will come to Perth in the Spring, celebrating different aspects of the ‘third stage of life’. Once again sponsored by Rowan Consultancy, the festival will see four, free events take place at Perth…

LAST CHANCE! ENTER THE WOMEN OF INSPIRATION AWARDS

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 would like to invite you…

ASB WELLBEING EVENT

2018 Wellbeing event Saturday 24th March (with option to stay Friday night) We’re heading to Aviemore for our 2018 Wellbeing Day! When was the last time you put yourself first? Have a day of mindfulness, contemplation and well-being, connecting…

PERTHSHIRE ENTREPRENEUR SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS BUSINESS PROGRAMME

Tricia Fox, founder and Managing Director of Perthshire based independent marketing agency Volpa, has been selected to take part in the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small business programme, a four month programme starting in January designed…

Happy New Year from ASB

We’re delighted to announce that booking is now open for our 2018 ASB Wellbeing Event. Take some time out of your busy schedule and join us in Aviemore on Saturday 24th March for a mindfulness themed event where you’ll practice techniques,…

Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network celebrates 20th anniversary

Chairperson Jane Rennie welcomed members past and present to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network at Grayson’s Wine Café on Tuesday evening (December 5). The busy event was attended by a number of past presidents,…

ASB Partners with Women’s Business Mentoring

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen is delighted to partner with Women’s Business Mentoring to provide mentoring opportunities for all our members. Women’s Business Mentoring brings together the connectivity and entrepreneurial…

ASB 2017 AGM

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen held its 2017 Annual General Meeting at Dunblane Hydro on Saturday 4th November. Prior to the AGM representatives met from the affiliate groups for dinner and to share reports of their successes and…

ASB at the Scottish Parliament

To celebrate the return of Global Entrepreneurship week, Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) invited ASB committee member Louise Medve to attend a debate in the Scottish Parliment. The motion raised by MSP Gillian Martin endorsed the work of…

WOW Festival a Resounding Success

Over 1000 people flocked to Perth for Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival 2017, the first time the event has been held in Scotland. Audiences of all ages celebrated the achievements of girls and women and took a frank and creative…

Vote for GrowBiz bid to obtain Royal Bank of Scotland Skills & Innovation Funding

More great news for GrowBiz! They have been shortlisted for the Royal Bank of Scotland Skills & Opportunities Fund. This is now open to the public to vote for until midday on Friday 10th November. They would really appreciate if you…

VOLPA CELEBRATES 15 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS WITH AMBITIOUS EXPANSION PLANS

Volpa, one of Scotland’s top independent marketing agencies, celebrates 15 years in the business this month and is looking to the future with ambitious expansion plans. The award winning agency, founded in 2002 by Managing Director and…

5% off Management Today course

Learn more about delegation, management styles, giving feedback and other essential management skills with help from the experts at Rowan Consultancy. The highly-regarded Fair City-based training company is running a one-and-a-half day Management…

VOLPA LAUNCHES BID TO FIND MARKETING SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS

Volpa, one of Scotland’s top independent marketing agencies, has launched its bid to find two students wishing to benefit from exclusive scholarships the award winning agency is offering through Perth College, part of the University of the…

Small City and Clyde launch new property section

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PBN corporate member, Small City, Big Personality, and Clyde Property, have recently joined forces to launch a new property section on the popular online magazine, bringing a new and exciting marketing channel to clients buying, selling and…

Two-day Mediation Skills course – September 25 and 26

Do you spend a lot of time sorting things out when colleagues fall out? Would you like to improve your conflict resolution skills? PBN member Rowan Consultancy is running a two-day Mediation Skills course for HR professionals and managers…
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Glendoick Summer Fete Weekend – Saturday 10th June

The whole family are invitied to join the team at Glendoick for a very special weekend as they welcome in summer!  There's lots to do throughout the Garden Centre including celebrating the official opening of our wonderful new playpark by…

Listening and communication skills are essential tools for successful business growth, explains PBN member Rachel Weiss

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Improve your listening and communication skills with help from the experts at Rowan Consultancy. The highly-regarded Fair City-based training company is running Module 1 of the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate in Perth starting this August…
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FASHION, FACIALS & FIZZ – Tuesday 30th May

  Our members Adele & Marlene are hosting a fundraising Fashion Show in Stirling next Tuesday 30th at The Riverhouse 7 for 7.30pm. They promise a night of fun & frolics to raise money for Crohns Disease & Colitis UK. Tickets…
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MBW | Breakthrough to Excellence | Evening Conference

Our affiliate group, Moray Business Women - are having their second Breakthrough to Excellence evening conference on 6th June. Designed to appeal to all working women in and around Moray, whether business owner or in employment, the evening…

2017 ASB NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS

The ASB National Business Awards are open for applications! Ladies - this is your opportunity to shout about your successes and achievements, as we recognise and celebrate the contributions of women to business and the wider community in…

SWIB Innovators Award WINNERS!

We are absolutely thrilled that one of our members (and Committee Member) Olivia Robertson and her sister Clare Cooper (The Home Straight) WON the prestigious SWIB Innovators Award at last night's Awards Ceremony in Glasgow. This year,…

Kirsty Wark’s praise for Perth’s groundbreaking Menopause Café

The World’s first Menopause Café will be held in Perth next month, aimed at breaking down taboos over the ‘third stage of life’. Inspired by Kirsty Wark’s recent BBC Scotland documentary on the subject, the free event will be hosted…
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FREE Friday Lunchtime Learning webinars

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…

GLENDOICK WOODLAND GARDENS

The Glendoick Woodland Gardens are looking amazing right now. These stunning gardens are only open to the public in April and May, so if you've not visited them before, why not take advantage of the lovely weather we're having and pop…

ASB Women of Inspiration Awards 2017

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…

Women Ahead Business Awards

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,…

ASB AGM – 26th November

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…

ASB Website Tender

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…

ASB Administration Contract – tenders invited

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…

An update from the ASB

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…
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Women’s Business & Enterprise Conference

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…
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ASB National Business Awards 2016

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…
Sara Wood Chairperson of PBN with the others shortlisted in the Affiliate Group of the Year at the Associate of Scottish Businesswomen Awards 2015.

PBN Shortlisted for Top Business Networking Accolade

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…
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Applications are now closed for the 2015 ASB Business Awards.

Applications are now closed for the 2015 ASB Business Awards. Shortlisted finalists have been interviewed by independent judges and winners will be announced at our Awards Dinner on Friday 18th September at Glasgow Grand Central Hotel.   There…
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PBN are Shortlisted for Top Business Networking Accolade

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 is the first time PBN has been shortlisted at the ASB Awards…
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How to Publish/Edit your Member Details on Directory

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The PBN Directory listing of members on the website is a key benefit of membership.  It’s where other members can find you to contact you.  Likewise it’s where you can identify other members as a potential customer, partner or supplier.…
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Gentle Hygiene – Nominee in ASB Awards

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I still get a deep feeling of unease when I pocket chart a patient and discover they have bone loss. Every patient I see, I explain to them that my little probe has one millimetre divisions allowing me to determine how healthy their gums are.…
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ASB Leadership & Development Weekend

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The theme of the 2014 ASB leadership and development weekend is “journeys”  - this insightful two day break will help you examine where you have come from, where you want to go and most importantly, how you can get there. The event…