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PBN’s 20th Anniversary Party

Join Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Founded in 1997, Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to supporting and advancing career women, entrepreneurs, academics and those in industry in Perthshire. On this special night we’ll be hosting an informal networking party at Grayson’s Wine Cafe in Perth. There will be prosecco on arrival, delicious nibbles and – of course – the all important birthday cake! 6pm – 9pm BOOK NOW

URGENT: Events’ planner wanted

Are you enthusiastic, creative and unflappable? If the answer is: “hells yes”, then PBN’s Events’ Team needs you! We are looking for an extra pair of hands to help develop and deliver our high-profile events – including our “Striving For Excellence” programme, Business Breakfasts and Wine Downs. It’s also a great opportunity to learn the “dark arts” of PR, marketing and events planning from one of the best in the business – Volpa’s Tricia Fox. For more info email Alison

PBN chooses ARCHIE Foundation

Big-hearted PBN members have voted to support The ARCHIE Foundation as our chosen charity for 2017-18. Proceeds from PBN’s main fundraising event later this year will go towards the high-profile organisation which supports children’s hospitals in Tayside and beyond. A link on the PBN website for direct donations throughout the year is also under construction and will be available shortly. The ARCHIE Foundation is the official charity of Tayside Children’s Hospital in Dundee. The charity also supports other children’s hospitals

Join PBN!

We all know how important networking is when you’re growing a business or carving out a career, but have you found the right network for you? In this, our 20th Anniversary year, Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network, is working even harder to provide a supportive, approachable and enjoyable group for focused, forward-thinking, fabulous businesswomen. You’ll find events at different times of day, a mix of social and business events and various venues so that there really is something for everyone. As a Member, you can

What’s new and happening at PBN?

Read all about us! Get up to speed with the latest happenings at PBN. If you’ve not received a copy of the Newsletter, please get in touch and get yourself added! And if you’ve got your copy, why not pass it along to a friend or colleague so they can hear all about PBN too?  

Perth & Kinross Local Development Plan 2018-2023

Call for Issues and Call for Sites: 20 January – 31 March 2015   Work begins now on the Council’s next Local Development Plan that will cover the period 2018-23 and the Council is looking for your input. The Development Plans team is now at the stage where they begin to prepare a document called the Main Issues Report. This will concentrate on changes that have occurred since the previous plan and will suggest ideas for future development. In order to

AABW Growing Your Business Conference

AABW are offering PBN members the chance to attend their Business Growth Conference on Tuesday 17th Match for the member rate of £65.00 for the day. Attendance for be for a full or half day. The morning will include: Presentation/workshop by Bill McFarlan of Pink Elephant Communications and a Q/A Panel whose members inculde: Andrew Russell of Arran Aromatics Scotland Caryn Inglis of A D Rattray Ltd Cass McNamara of Birthsparks Ltd Craig Stevenson of Braehead Foods Ltd Jill Woodburn

Wouldn’t you like to rediscover your Zest4Life?

“I loved my work as an occupational therapist but seeing my NHS colleagues so stressed, I have no regrets about moving into life coaching, NLP and energy work – it’s so positive and uplifting!” Living in the rural Yorkshire Dales, beautiful as it was, Emma Arblaster found that juggling 2 young children, a husband’s busy work load and a career in the NHS just wasn’t practical. So, having explored her options, (life coaches love options!) Emma retrained as an accredited life coach and NLP Practitioner. She

Volpa Appointed as Keepsafe’s Brand Guardian

Keepsafe, Tayside’s leading provider of self-storage solutions for over 25 years, has appointed Volpa to manage their marketing delivery as the company looks to growth in 2015. The first ever provider of self-storage solutions in the Tayside area, and one of the first providers in the UK, Keepsafe Storage Centres now has three centres across Perth and Dundee, offering local businesses and individuals short and long term storage solutions. It is part of an industry that has grown exponentially in


Prepress Projects Ltd, based in Perth, is pleased to announce that on 23 January, it received accreditation as a Living Wage employer. The accreditation coincides with the company celebrating ten continuous years of Investors in People (IIP) accreditation. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Prepress Projects, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50. Prepress Projects joins a growing number of local

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