enterprising women

fabulous profiles of some of the UK’s leading businesswomen from private, public and social sectors.

Karen Somerville of Angels’ Share Glass

Karen Somerville is Managing Director and co-founder of innovative giftware company Angels’ Share Glass based in Bridge of Allan, Stirling. She runs the family firm with her father Tom Young, a world-renowned glassmaker and entrepreneur who set up his own business nearly 40 years ago. Karen, who [...]

Action Plan to Close Digital Gender Gap

Women’s participation in digital society is integral to achieving Agenda 2030. An ‘Action Plan to Close the Digital Gender Gap’ has been launched at “Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age” during the High-Level Meeting of the World Summit of the Information Society currently taking [...]

Simone Hart, Perfect Service Solutions

Simone Hart’s entrepreneurial journey began more than three decades ago when she began working in administration and sales support for her father’s industrial cleaning company aged just 14. Thirty years on, having gone through some challenging but always interesting times, Simone is co-founder [...]

Lee Craigie, Mountain Biker

Lee is a mountain biker. She represented Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was the British National Mountain Bike Champion in 2013 and a member of Team GB in 2011 and 2012. Lee established and coordinates Cycletherapy, a project that works with young people who are struggling to stay in [...]

Lee MacLean, Sports Development

I was a gangly kid. Tall and rangy, I kind of stood out in a crowd. I’m not talking obscenely tall, but coming from a neighbourhood scheme in East Kilbride I was known to my peers as ‘Big Lee’. As the tallest P6, even out reaching the boys, I was quickly snapped up by the teacher tarred with [...]

Anja Baak, Great Glen Charcuterie

Six kids, a major house renovation and a multi award-winning charcuterie business? Awe-inspiring artisan Anja Baak really is something special. And if the numerous accolades and awards picked up by this Inverness-shire based limited company, Great Glen Charcuterie, are anything to go by, so is the [...]
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