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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…
Volpa takes part in the 2.6 Challenge

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…

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…

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…
Rachel Weiss, Heather Borderie Helen Kemp in empowering Molke underwear!

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…

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…

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…

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…

#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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
glendoick summer fete

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…

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…

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…