August 26, 2019

Award nomination for Taking Medicines!

WES awards

“The Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards is a great vehicle for shining a spotlight on the emerging talent and some of the more established female leaders.”    Talking Medicines are delighted to have been nominated on the Invested Business category.

As reported by Business Insider:

The range and diversity of women-led businesses are highlighted in the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards run in partnership with Scottish Business Insider.

The awards this year feature ten categories highlighting the best female-led enterprises and women leaders who are making waves.

The finalists are:

Business of the Year

iMultiply – the growing recruitment firm founded seven years ago by Kirsty Mackenzie

Little Chauffeurs Drive Ltd – The five decade old innovative business run by partner and managing director Heather Matthews, the daughter of the original founder

Speyside Distillers Co Ltd – the expanding Glasgow-based whisky business with a distillery on Speyside where Patricia Dillon is managing director

Best Rural-Based Business

The Real Food Café – The popular café in Tyndrum run by Sarah Heward

Molke – the Perthshire underwear business run by Kirsty Lunn and Ros Marshal

Samtaler – The political and social impact consultancy founded by former Downing Street staffer Sarah Stone

Best Social Enterprise

Radiant and Brighter – The Community Interest Company founded by Pheona Matavu working with migrants and the minority ethnic community

Adopt an Intern – The high achieving organisation run by Joy Lewis that provides openings to help graduates get into the world of work

Social Bite- the catering business co-founded by Alice Thompson that supports the homeless

Board Member 2019

Roz Cuschieri – an executive with more than 30 years experience in fast moving consumer goods who is on the board of Worldwide Cancer Research among others

Elsa Jack – a non-executive director of Isle of Harris Distillery amongst others

Debbie Shields – the senior recruitment specialist who serves on the board of SAY Women which offers support for survivors of sexual abuse

Business Leader 2019

Joanne Telfer – co-founder of growing, independent recruitment agency Ten Live Group

Wendy Pring – managing director of KCP Environmental Services, one of the ‘go to’ companies in waster management

Lynn Laughland – managing director of HRM Homecare Services, one of the fastest growing providers of care at home services

Emerging Business Leader 2019 

Clare Adams – founder of Total Health, a business that provides personal training, physiotherapy and nutrition advice

Sara Roberts – the founder of Healthy Nibbles, the vending and subscription snack service

Lisa Thomson – founder of Purpose HR which provides HR and people management services for high-growth tech companies

Innovator of the Year

Amanda Pickford –developer of groundbreaking software ThermaFY that heat patterns to get the most out of thermal images

Caroline Hogg  – founder of Cascade Water Products which develops grey water recycling systems to help tackle the world’s water crisis

Imogen Russon- Taylor – the founder of Kingdom Scotland, the country’s first fragrance house

Growth Business of the Year

Tag Digital Ltd – the fast growing online marketing business co-founded by Laura Davidson

Layer Systems Ltd – the fast-growing tech company behind the The Layer, a software solution designed for the telecoms sector, founded & led by MD Michelle Livingstone

Molke – a second nomination for Ros Marshall and Kirsty Lunn’s Perthshire-based ethical underwear company

Invested Business 2019 

Talking Medicines – the digital-based business, led by Jo Halliday – that supports patients to get the most out of their medicines

Healthy Nibbles – the vending and subscription snack service business founded by Sara Roberts

Start-up of the Year

Whisky Frames Ltd – co-founded by Kirsten Hunter, the business that makes picture frames made from old whisky barrels

Matugga Distillers Ltd – The East African flavoured rum business that co-founder Jacine Rutasikwa is building in West Lothian

The Edinburgh Practice – Dr Fiona Wilson is the clinical director of this practice that offers a range of psychological services

Entrepreneur Vicky Brock who chaired the judging panel said: “The judges were impressed with the fantastically high standard of entries. The range of the individual business leaders and enterprises represented here shows there is lots of new talent appearing.



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