The Association of Scottish Businesswomen held its National Business Awards Virtual Ceremony on Sunday 26 September 2021.
EBC is an ASB Affiliate Group and we were delighted to be a Finalist in the Best Affiliated Group of the Year Category. This was a wonderful recognition of all the work and time put in by the Committee over the past year and more!
Some of our Members gathered in person at The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh to watch the Virtual Ceremony while enjoying Afternoon Tea and Fizz! The Virtual Ceremony was being watched by other in-person groups and Zoomers throughout Scotland and beyond.
4 of our very own Members, Gin, Lynn, Sandra and Pamela were Finalists in their own categories which is absolutely amazing. We are so proud of you all! 👏👏
Both Gin and Lynn were also Highly Commended in their categories so added congratulations to you. 👏👏
Planning is already underway for the next ASB National Business Awards so why don’t you GET INSPIRED: GET INVOLVED: GET CONNECTED and it could be you next time!!
Our First in person First Friday networking since March 2020.
It was just lovely to be together and share our experiences and plans for the future!
We were well looked after by the staff at The Dome following current COVID 19 guidelines.
Come along and join us in October!
For the non Gin drinkers, we had 4 non alcohol spirits with 4 mixers. Absolutely delicious and good ideas for the Festive Season!
The Festive Quiz followed the Gin Tasting and there were some really strange and fun answers - maybe too much Gin?!
However, the worthy winner was Amanda Stewart - no prize - but she will wear the silly Christmas Hat next year!
A huge thank you to Gillian and Diane for pulling this virtual event together.
We do hope that we can be back face to face next year but this was a really nice way for everyone to relax and have some virtual fun!
This year, EBC will be making a donation of £200.00 to Edinburgh Women’s Aid.
Have a wonderful Festive Season everyone, wherever you are and whatever you do!
Great Fun looking forward to Christmas with these wonderful ladies and spreading the Festive Fun at our First Friday this morning. Everybody was in fine voice for our very successful rendition of the The Twelve Days of Christmas. Ho Ho Ho!
It was a cosy First Friday in September, which was understandable as still plenty of us on holidays and just settling back into normal life post COVID.
However the conversations were as valuable as ever, plenty of connections made and lots of business ideas shared.
First Fridays are open to members and non-members too so if you'd like to network with like-minded women then please just book on our events page.
August gave us the most productive and brilliant BBB (Business Buddies Brainstorm) session - wow what fantastic inspiration - fast and furious ideas flowing with a focused brainstorm.
Topics covered today were:
Seriously - if you need to access a hive mind then this is the place to be!
Book onto the next one asap!
This is an event for members only.
Thanks to Rachel Stewart for hosting a really informative workshop for us for our August training event.
There is no doubt that financial planning is something we should all be thinking of , and taking action towards.
Rachel taught us about how important it is to plan a financial future and have savings in case of emergencies.
Thanks Rachel for your fantastic input.
Our training events are free - hosted by member for members. If you'd like to to become a member, and maybe host your own training event we would love to hear from you.
In July we had our first ever Business Buddies Brainstorm - what a success!!!!!
A trial run but it worked!
Lots of ideas exchanged and everyone has gone away with pages full of notes and action plans.
Good connections were made and we are all going to stay in touch to keep an eye on progress - just cos we feel invested in each other now.
If you'd like to join - we'd love to have you along - bring your burning business question and in 10 minutes we'll give you an action plan, ideas you'd never have thought of on your own and get you motivated for the month ahead.
Thank you to those that attended for their patience with this first-ever event of this kind and brilliant feedback too!
You are all wee stars!
A big thank you to Dorothy McKinney for hosting a very interesting and interactive workshop yesterday, with some great "rules" to take forward to guide us through difficult scenarios.
Dorothy shared her knowledge generously and it lead to a great conversation to network.
All our training events are free for members. Check our events page to see what's coming up.