10 MINUTES WITH … Olivia Robertson, The Home Straight

The Home Straight is a Social Enterprise offering Independent Living Solutions to older people. Our core business involves Moving, Downsizing and Ageing in Place options. Making the decision whether to move or stay can be a daunting process. We at The Home Straight can support people and their families through the entire process of de-cluttering, preparing a home for sale, organising all aspects of the move and settling in at the chosen destination. If a person has chosen to stay

Striving for Excellence: Helen Smout, CEO of Culture PK

The multi-million pound project to transform Perth City Hall and bring the legendary Stone of Destiny to the Fair City of Perth has been hitting the headlines worldwide this year. And one women who knows more than most about the grand design for Perth’s cultural offerings is Helen Smout, Chief Executive Officer of Culture Perth & Kinross. She will be talking about her career and sharing some fascinating insights into the project when she addresses members of Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network

Small City and Clyde launch new property section

PBN corporate member, Small City, Big Personality, and Clyde Property, have recently joined forces to launch a new property section on the popular online magazine, bringing a new and exciting marketing channel to clients buying, selling and renting homes in the area. The platform is one of the Perthshire area’s most engaging and well-used sites, with regular features including stop press stories, sports, interiors, events and recipes. Boasting an impressive 65,000+ page views each month, it is enjoyed by over

Listening and communication skills are essential tools for successful business growth, explains PBN member Rachel Weiss

Improve your listening and communication skills with help from the experts at Rowan Consultancy. The highly-regarded Fair City-based training company is running Module 1 of the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate in Perth starting this August and again in October. The course involves practical and enjoyable exercises and is delivered by qualified, practising counsellors, who are also COSCA accredited trainers. Rowan is validated by COSCA to deliver all four modules of the certificate which is credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University.

Kirsty Wark’s praise for Perth’s groundbreaking Menopause Café

The World’s first Menopause Café will be held in Perth next month, aimed at breaking down taboos over the ‘third stage of life’. Inspired by Kirsty Wark’s recent BBC Scotland documentary on the subject, the free event will be hosted by Perth-based Rowan Consultancy, who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. With both male and female participants of all ages, Menopause Café will be held between 6 and 8pm on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the city’s Blend Coffee Lounge.

AGM – 28th April 2017

The Committee are delighted to host our AGM at The Grampian Hotel, Perth. Please join us to hear all the latest news about your network as always, members and non members are most welcome. AGM – 5.30pm  |  Dinner – 6.15pm  |  Speaker – 7pm Book now Our speaker for the evening is Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, MP. Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh is  the Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire, the SNP Westminster Spokesperson for Trade and Investment and Deputy Shadow Leader of

Mental Health Awareness – Thursday 11th May

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week, will be looking at mental health from a new angle. Rather than asking why so many people are living with mental health problems, they will will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. At PBN, we will be supporting #MHAW2017 with our own event, exploring how we are surviving or thriving, and what steps we can take to look after our mental health, building resilience to cope with the demands of life.

WOW! Women of the World Festival

WOW – Women of the World – is happening for the first time in Scotland from 27-29 October at Perth Theatre. In the meantime, there are three ‘Thinkins’ planned where you can voice you opinions about what you would like to see represented, which speakers, relevant topics for women today…and much more! The first session is in Perth, with two more in Dunkeld and Kinross: Thursday 27 April – Norie Miller Studio – 10.30am-12.00pm and 7.00-9.00pm Friday 28 April – Birnam


FRIDAY 14TH APRIL, ROCABLU 7PM STARTRIDAY 14TH APRIL7PM START As part of our new ‘Meet the Maker’ series of events we kick things off with a tasting night from local Gin Producers – The Gin Bothy on Friday 14th April, 7pm. Learn all about the fascinating world of Gins from the Gin Bothy and taste a range of juniper delights in an atmosphere that’s fun and laid back while being interesting and informative. Ticket Price Includes: – Introductory talk on

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