Growing a business during 2021!

If there’s one area of business where we all sought guidance during lockdown, it was finance!   That’s where Andrea of AMS Accounting comes in. Having worked in the accounting sector for nearly 20 years, completing her ACCA exams at the end of 2018, Andrea’s business has really taken off…

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Turning a passion into a second business during lockdown!

Running a business is one thing but to launch a second during lockdown was quite an achievement for Donata Kick from Perth.     Donata, an expert in Advanced Biostructural Correction, runs a clinic in Perth, ‘untangling clients’ skeletal structure, helping with mobility, posture and pain relief.   Launching in…

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Events and Festival Management to We Love Platters food delivery service!

Events organiser Carrie Shannon, Founder of the Dundee Gin Festival., they had eight events planned for 2020, all of which were cancelled at the start of lockdown.   Events organiser Carrie Shannon, Founder of the Dundee Gin Festival., they had eight events planned for 2020, all of which were cancelled…

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From a Hobby to a Business

Becoming a parent is a wonderful but challenging time and, for many women, a time to reconsider the world of work. For Natasha Petrie (Tash), motherhood was definitely the catalyst for making a change. Born in Arbroath, Tash was a paediatric nurse working within the Neonatal speciality, initially at Great…

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Shaping a Better Life for Generations

Shaping a Better Life for Generations When a Dundee mental health nurse was working with a dementia patient who was frustrated at his inability to get out and exercise, the seeds of what would become an award-winning business were sown. Mother-of-four Lynn Warren, founder of Better:Gen, has worked in healthcare…

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From Sicily to Scone!

When Italian-born Laura Raimondi and her husband-to-be Steven were finalising their wedding preparations almost four years ago, there was one component which didn’t quite hit the spot – the all-important wine list! Sicilian-born Laura was not entirely satisfied with the wines on offer, so her brother’s wedding gift of half…

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Just Judith Design

‘Isolated’, ‘in need of support’ and ‘on the verge of giving up’ – these were the sentiments of one of the first women to embark on the Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee programme. That was back in April 2017. Fast forward almost two years and Dundee-based designer and maker Judith McDowall is…

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From Suicide to Success

Empowerment – From the Bottom Up! Ask any entrepreneur how they got to where they are today and they’ll tell you how it all began, the journey and the obstacles. For Deborah (Debz) Breen of Dundee, poor mental and physical health, coupled with a spell of homelessness, did not dissuade…

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Health and Fitness: Exclusively Inclusive!

Health and Fitness: Exclusively Inclusive! Some people simply can’t use a gym … the elderly, those recovering from operations, teenagers, parents with young children. Right? Wrong! A brand new community gym, based at Jamesfield Centre, Newburgh, aims to cater for groups of people who are often left out – parents,…

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