Plans for Second Menopause Festival Announced on World Menopause Day

The only menopause festival in the world will once again be held in Perth next year, it was announced today (Thursday 18 October 2018, World Menopause Day). This year saw the very first Menopause Festival take place in the city, with four events in April and May. Sponsored by Rowan Consultancy in Perth, the festival,…

WOW Women of the World In Perth

Pressing issues affecting women’s lives – including mental wellbeing, body image and surveillance – will be the focus of this year’s Women of the World Festival in Perth City Centre. Other key topics to be spotlighted will include social and economic injustice, the menopause and women’s relationship with alcohol. A keynote session by WOW founder Jude…

10 Minutes with…. Laura Chen of Laura Chen Photographer

Wrap up your nearest and dearest and get them along to Laura Chen Photography because this is a woman with a serious talent for making everything look, well, sooooo cute! As a specialist newborn and children’s photographer, Laura Chen captures the most precious of moments, creating timeless and emotive children’s portraiture for a living. So…

10 Minutes with….. Gemma Simpson of Adventure Circus

Adventure Circus was created in January 2015 by founder and Director, Gemma Simpson, and is a aerial, acrobatic and fitness club for people who like to do things a little differently. Gemma has a background in gymnastics and equestrian vaulting (google it!) and is generally sport mad, working also in the sport triathlon. Adventure Circus…

WOW Festival founder joins PBN members for inspirational breakfast event

The founder of the internationally celebrated Women of the World (WOW) Festival is kicking off WOW Perth 2018 by attending a breakfast networking event in the city hosted by Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network (PBN). Jude Kelly CBE, a prolific advocate of women’s rights, also a theatre director and TED talker, is in Perth for a weekend…

Marketing Agency Volpa Expands with the Opening of a Dundee Office

Volpa, one of Scotland’s top independent marketing agencies, is realising its ambitious expansion plans with the opening of a new office in Dundee. The Perth based full service agency is opening a new office this month in The Flour Mill, an exciting and dynamic new co-work and serviced office space in the heart of Dundee’s…

Committee Meeting Minutes – August 30th, 2018

PBN Committee Meeting Minutes August 30th, 2018 Present: Apologies: Jane Rennie, Olivia Robertson, Caroline MacKintosh, Claire MacFarlane, Tricia Fox, Olivia Pardoe, Debbie Fellows Georgina Coleman 1.   Chair’s Report 2.   Treasurer’s Report Bank update: LP brought along forms and will arrange for DF and CM to be added as a signatories.  Action: LP to return signatory form to Bank…

10 Minutes with…. Kelly Bruce of Murrayshall House Hotel

Kelly Bruce is the Sales Manager at the beautiful Murrayshall Country House Hotel & Golf Club. Right at the heart of one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, Kelly works with the team at the hotel to ensure that whether you are looking for a relaxed evening in Stutts Bar, a golfing break, or a chance…

Start the autumn with some learning of your own!

The Extraordinary Training Company are offering PBN members a 10% discount on all training and coaching fees. Why not kick-start September with some personal development? 9th – we kick of the first of 10 half-day sessions in our Leadership Learning Journey 14th – we’ve got a FREE Lunchtime Taster on DiSC Personality Profiles 21st –…

Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund Event for Perth

Perth and Kinross Council, supported by the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund and Innovate UK, is holding an R&D competition to explore innovative technologies, develop design solutions and prototype a functional Smart Energy Network. Up to five innovative and talented companies will secure £30K R&D contracts, to develop a design solution for a Smart Energy…

PBN Member Praised by PM

Rachel Weiss, Perth based businesswoman and PBN member has been formally recognised by Prime Minister Theresa May. Rachel is the founder of the Menopause Cafe, a group which hosts pop-up events to encourage men and women of all ages to address the rarely talked about “third stage of life”. The cafe project evolved earlier this year into…

WOW – Women of the World Festival, Perth 2018

Following a fantastic launch in October 2017, WOW- Women of the World Festival, will return to Scotland for the second time in September 2018.  In the words of Jude Kelly, the festival founder, “Has there ever been a more exciting time of change for girls and women? There’s so much to celebrate and so much…