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CANCELLED: Striving for Excellence – Thursday 5th September

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

£15 – £20
Catriona MacInnes Editor of The Courier
We are excited to announce that the next instalment of the Striving for Excellence business event will be held in the Mackenzie Suite at the AK Bell Library in Perth this September! These events are bursting with opportunities for growth, fun and information from inspirational speakers and are always a hit with members and non-members alike!

This September, join us for tea, coffee and cakes and hear from the wonderful Catriona MacInnes, Editor of The Courier – the ONLY female Editor of a daily newspaper – about her career in journalism, including the ups and downs and the highs and the lows

  • Tickets are available below and are £15 for members and only £20 for non-members: includes tea, coffee and cakes. Numbers for this event are limited so don’t leave it until the last minute, get your ticket today!

Catriona began her career as a journalist in 1984. In her 35 years within the industry she has been a fashion and beauty editor, commissioning editor, magazine editor, features editor and she is now immensely proud to edit The Courier. On a personal note, she has a penchant for pasta and can’t pass a cheese board. Catriona was appointed editor of The Courier back in December 2018 after just over a year as acting editor becoming the only female editor of a daily newspaper in Scotland.

The Courier

Established in 1801 as the Dundee Courier & Angus, the entire front page of The Courier used to contain classified advertisements – a traditional newspaper format for many years. In 1926, during the General Strike, The Courier was merged with The Advertiser. From the 10th of May to the 28th of May 1926, the paper adopted the headline-news format of The Advertiser, before reverting to its previous format which it maintained until 1992. The next major change to the newspaper came on 21 January 2012, when it changed to a compact format, having previously existed as a broadsheet. Back then editor Richard Neville said the move represented the “dawn of a new era” and that the company was “investing in new sections, increasing content across the title and investing significantly in resources”. Just over a year later, a digital version of the newspaper was launched.

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We have at least one event running every month and we would love to see you there so check out all of the events happening near you in the coming months.

About PBN

PBN provides women in Perthshire with business network opportunities, support and in addition, promotion through the delivery of inspiring events, training & skill building. Most importantly, we’ve developed an inclusive community of like-minded business owners and career professionals – who are all happy to share their wealth of knowledge.

If you’re a woman working in Perthshire, growing a business or carving out a career then this inclusive group of bright, pro-active, friendly women are facing the same challenges, questions and work-life balance dilemmas as you! They are also driven, ambitious and looking for new opportunities to develop their businesses and help you develop yours.

Not sure if it’s for you? Come along to one of our events and see for yourself!

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September 5
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£15 – £20
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Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network


AK Bell Library
2-8 York Place
Perth, PH2 8EP United Kingdom
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