HSBC to support Business Women Scotland the Live Event

Business Women Scotland, the Live Event, will be arriving at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on Thursday 14th May 2015, with the support of HSBC.

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The event takes the popular features from the Business Women Scotland magazine to a live show, with a fantastic line up of speakers throughout the day giving women advice on how to grow their business successfully, and be the best they can be.

Alison McGregor, Chief Executive of HSBC in Scotland said: “We are proud to be supporting the Business Woman Scotland Live event in Aberdeen and would encourage those women who are in business, or thinking about making the move to come along and talk to like-minded individuals who can share experiences and make new contacts. Women have historically been under-represented in business and that is slowly changing, but we need to make sure that momentum continues for the good of British business.”

Lynne Kennedy, Managing Director of BWS said: “Finance is the most important thing for anyone with a business, and getting that right can mean success or failure. It’s fantastic that HSBC are supporting our event, and will be there to
offer their expert advice to the many attendees.

“We understand how important it is for businesses to grow, and getting the correct advice and building your team is key to making it work. Making new business contacts and engaging with potential new clients is also vital. Our Live Event brings together women in business and business owners under one roof for one day, creating the perfect atmosphere to exchange business stories and will be a great platform to build your network.”

The Line Up

STV newsreader Rachel McTavish will be interviewing experts who will give advice to help you grow your business. Lisa Girdwood from Simpson & Marwick will be looking at legal issues concerning your business and how to protect your assets. Gloria Murray, the ‘Queen of Profit’, will explain the seven mistakes small businesses unwittingly make, and how to avoid them. Julie Mitchell-Mehta of Debut Marketing will be giving advice on making your marketing work harder, getting your communication right and using social media to your advantage.

Elaine Masson from Empire will be advising on HR and employment law, telling you how to be the best employer you can be.

Aberdeen personal stylist Laura McNeil will be getting you dressed for success, looking at image in business, the different tailoring styles and when to wear them, and how to work these to suit your own shape illustrated with some of the latest fashions.

Author, broadcaster and impact coach Vanessa Collingridge will be leading a discussion in how women can look and feel good, helping them to grow confidence for their business and personal life. With advice from stylist Laura McNeil, non-surgical cosmetic expert Dr Sam Robson, and Vanessa on presentation skills.

The personal styling team at Aberdeen’s John Lewis will be showing you what you should pack for a business trip, to allow you to create a variety of outfits to suit different activities.

Alison McGregor will explain how she became CEO for HSBC Scotland and give her tips for women reaching the top, and Jeanette Forbes of PCL Group will tell the story of how she created her own successful company after redundancy in the man’s world of oil and gas.

PURE Spa & Beauty will be running a free nail bar on the day, and Dr Eline Pedersen from Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic will be advising on women’s health.

There will be a prize draw for attendees on the day, with the chance to win a session with stylist Laura McNeil or with the John Lewis styling team, £150 of credits for Empire’s Contract Generator, and an audit of your marketing with Debut Marketing.

With a number of companies exhibiting from business advice and professional services to fashion and beauty, it will be a great networking and learning opportunity for business women in Scotland.


Tickets for the day are only £7 in advance and can be purchased from the Business Women Scotland website, where you can find more information on the day and the full line up

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