BQ Scotland teams up with WeDO for an awards night to remember

We are delighted to be selected as the media partner for WeDO’s glittering awards to be held in Edinburgh on 21st November.

The WeDO Scotland Awards Ceremony and Dinner, this year in the Sheraton Grand Hotel, is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the entrepreneur’s calendar.

Chris March, Founder and Managing Director of Room 501 Publishing, publishers of BQ Scotland, said: "We’re delighted to be media sponsor of the WeDO awards. We look forward to working with Belinda Roberts and her team to highlight the entrepreneurial success stories that are the meat and drink of BQ. We share the same ethos in the encouragement of entrepreneurs to work hard, play hard and put something back to help others."

Belinda Roberts, founder of WeDO, said: "I’m delighted to announce that the media partners for the WeDO Scotland 2014 Awards Dinner are BQ Magazine. As many of you know, BQ Scotland is the leading magazine for entrepreneurs and the business community and is closely aligned with our activities. We look forward to working with them."

WeDO is one of Scotland’s foremost organisations for entrepreneurs with over 160 members across Scotland, and 40% of its members are business women. Members are from a variety of industry sectors ranging from new start businesses to high growth to turnover of £75m. In October, WeDO Scotland launched its Young Members Club, for entrepreneurs under 35, and already has nearly 50 members.

 "It’s important to us to not only support high growth entrepreneurs but also those who are at an earlier stage as well as those starting their journey," said Belinda. 

The ethos of WeDO is about sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences. The organisation supports member by facilitating introduction, giving guidance and helping companies grow their business.

The winner of the WeDO Scotland Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2013 was Dougie Walker, founder and chief executive officer of Claymore Global Solutions.

While Belinda Roberts is founder, the chairman is Russell Dalgleish, and general manager is Gill Eastgate.  The organisation has a number of WeDO executive ambassadors including Duggie Carlyle, of Carlyle Associates; Graham Langley, of GL Capital, Chiene + Tait, MBM Commercial and Estate Life; Martin Mutch, the former chief executive officer & co-founder of Rocela; Jack Ogston, of Davidson Chalmers, Maven Capital Partners & Scottish Building Society; Jim Rae, of Elevate & Docs 24; Scott Sharkey, of Sharkey, SJS Property Services, Phoenix Flooring Services, JGM (John G Mackintosh), Bilston Glen Business Centre, Sharkey Partnership & Sharkey Residential; Alan Steel, of Alan Steel Asset Management  and Gaynor Turner, of  Macintyres of Edinburgh.

BQ Scotland will cover the awards event online through and in its Winter edition of BQ Scotland, due out on 12th December.

WeDO Scotland 2014 Awards Ceremony & Dinner – The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh 6:45pm – 1am.


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