Friday, 15 April 2011

Moray Business Women - Mentoring Scheme

I attended the launch of the Moray Business Women's Mentoring Scheme on Monday, held at Voluptu in Elgin. It was a really good turnout, with the local press in attendance as well as STV. The Scheme was officially opened by MP Angus Robertson, and he gave a very good encouraging speech. The scheme was the brainchild of Faith Simpson, local Accountant, based in Elgin, who is also a Committee Member of the Club. As a local business herself, Faith knows there is a lack of support for women setting up in business. There is no one to talk to about the day to day issues they are facing when trying to set up and run a business. So through Moray Business Women, they are launching a Mentoring Scheme for women who are setting up in business and those in the early stages of running their business.
The launch was held at Voluptu because they are the first member on the Scheme. Sharyn has recently opened her Boutique in Elgin, selling beautiful clothes for the curvy lady. And of course, stocking Lazy Daisy Glass!

Moray Business Women have chosen 6 of their members to be mentors, each with their own unique talents and skills. These ladies are offering their knowledge and skills completely free - what a great scheme!

If you require further information about the Scheme and live in Moray, contact

I also think Faith should consider a career in PR - she managed to get local press coverage, STV News, BBC Scotland, Moray Firth Radio and the Chris Moyles Radio 1 Show. Fabulous Faith!

I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and networking with other business women and would love to have taken the opportunity of joining such a Scheme when I first started out.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

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