Behind the Women’s Business Centre and Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) is a team of women who want to use their own business experience to help others achieve their business aspirations. All have experience in starting and running businesses as well as in other important business skills including banking, angel investment, communications strategy and marketing, business advice, mentoring and policy-making.
Whether you are curious about starting up a business and want to find out more or actively shaping up a business idea, access to both theory and practical tips from those who have already been there, can offer a great foundation from which to start.
We’ve spoken to women-owned businesses from the length and breadth of Scotland, who have stepped forward to share their business experiences and inspire you on your own business journey. Every one of these women has already walked the path you’re on right now and they all have valuable and inspiring stories about how they became entrepreneurs and created successful businesses.
The pioneering women-owned businesses who have shared their stories are all WES Ambassadors. The WES Ambassador programme raises awareness of women as successful business founders and owners – helping to inspire and encourage others to start up. The WES Ambassadors are trained to undertake a range of activities from networking locally to speaking at large scale events, in Parliament and in the media. They are relatable role models – or ‘real models’, as they themselves say.
You can meet some of our Ambassadors here on this site where they share their start-up stories, hints and tips.