ASB Awards 2019
29/7/19, 1:06 PM
ASB Awards 2019
Members and supporters of Highland Business Women are celebrating national recognition this week, having returned from the recent annual Association of Scottish Business Women (ASB) Awards in Edinburgh with a vast array of awards and commendations.
Winners of Best Affiliated Group 2019, Highland Business Women have gone from strength to strength in recent years, with recent injections of talent contributing to the make up of the Board of Directors as well as a strong, supportive and inspiring membership base.
Introduced in 2015, the Best Affiliated Group award recognises the contribution of an affiliated group to the overall success of businesswomen throughout Scotland. The award was revised in 2019 to encourage every affiliated group to celebrate their achievements by demonstrating the values of linking, inspiring and supporting their members, committees and the entire affiliated network as well as recognising their contribution to the wider business community and the Scottish economy.
Along with Highland Business Women’s own award, a further three out of a total of nine awards made the journey north this week, along with two ‘Highly Commended’. Indeed, each entrant from the Highlands to this year’s ASB Awards was either a winner or a runner up. In detail, the list of Highland success is as follows:
Most Enterprising Business
- Cecilia Grigor, Planit Scotland (*Winner)
Best Practice in Diversity & Inclusion
- Libby Bligh, Libertie Project (*Winner)
Young Business of the Year
- Handpicked Lodges of Aviemore (*Winner)
- Áine Uí Ghiollagáin, DeepMiner (*Highly Commended)
Most Innovative Start-up
- Eileen MacDonald, Fairy Sleep Mother (*Highland Commended)
Marie Mackintosh, President of Highland Business Women, commented:
“It is wonderful to have received this recognition for the work we do to support all women in business in the Highlands and to promote the role of women entrepreneurs across Scotland. Our affiliation to the ASB really adds value by extending our networking reach and sharing ideas and best practice between the groups. We are really proud that all the Highland entrants were so successful – what a result!”
Lyndsey Greer Phillips, President of the ASB added “The Association of Scottish Businesswomen is so incredibly proud to play an integral role in shining a spotlight on the many successful and inspiring women in our business communities by facilitating the awards, and giving the opportunity to praise and reward the most talented women for their achievements in business and in the community, recognising their hard work and dedication.”