The Power of Pulling together
Women’s Business Station (WBS) has launched a social investment offer that will add direct impact to your community and social strategy, whilst promoting your business and reputation within the community.
An Empowerment Partner is a forward-thinking, innovative organisation offering a professional service which can benefit start-up businesses and those who are aiming for growth and increased productivity.
As an Empowerment Partner, you will work in partnership with WBS and our other Empowerment Partners to support the socio-economic empowerment of women in business.
As part of our membership model, we are creating opportunities for a minimum of five businesses in our first year to join our movement as an Empowerment Partner. This involves a minimum of two years’ commitment in return for a socially impactful and commercially rewarding package. Your commitment will include a financial contribution, professional advice, training and active participation with our events.
For more information please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a privilege and honour to support the mission of the Woman’s Business Station to inspire, educate, support, and empower females in business and in life.
At YMindset, our vision is to improve the quality of lives across the world by improving the quality of thoughts in each person we coach.
We do this by providing fun, interactive, challenging, and thought-provoking bespoke training programmes through inspiring and engaging experiences.
We believe in everyone’s potential, whether that be individual or organisation.
We also believe that Woman’s Business Station has the potential to massively impact on individuals and organisations across Scotland, UK and eventually, the world.
The synergy between our values and WBS is an exciting partnership that has potential to change lives across the world.
Balhousie Care Group is one of Scotland’s leading providers of care, with 26 Balhousie Care Homes throughout the country, where our 1000 residents are cared for by over 1500 colleagues.
As an employer of predominantly women, we recognise the huge contribution women make to business, communities and the wider economy. We are proud to be collaborating with Women’s Business Station to empower women to overcome barriers they face and achieve their full potential.
The Rose Review published in 2019 identified a variety of barriers that some women face when deciding to start a business. Some of these include access to finance, confidence and knowing where to go for support and guidance. The Royal Bank of Scotland have worked closely with Women’s Business Station since its inception as they are a brand who really focus on these areas.
Angie and the team do a fantastic job of building an inclusive, informative community where no matter what stage of your business or idea you are at they can offer support and guidance through various partners and this is something the Royal Bank are passionate about.
We champion potential, helping people, families and businesses to thrive and believe that Women’s Business Station are an integral part of making this happen with women in business.
We are the leading business membership organisation in Dundee & Angus and part of the worldwide long-established Chamber of Commerce brand. We have over 800 members who between them employ over 67,000 people. We work hard to help provide members with the business connections and opportunities they need to flourish.
We represent our members’ views and use our collective voice to influence opinion makers. We are passionate about Dundee and Angus and promote it as a world class destination, helping the local business community to thrive.
Chamber members have a real say in how our organisation is run. The President, Vice-Presidents and Non-executive Directors of our board are all drawn from and elected by members. Our board makes strategic decisions for the chamber and ensures that it continues to grow and prosper.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland, with a London base in the world-famous Fleet Street. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail and television interests.
The DC Thomson Group includes global genealogy company Findmypast, leading IT business services provider Brightsolid, multimedia studio Beano Studios and, alongside DC Thomson Media, magazine publishers Puzzler Media and The Stylist Group.
DC Thomson is an established family enterprise that has origins in the entrepreneurship of William Thomson in the early 19th century when the firm’s main business was in shipping. During the mid-19th Century, the Thomson family invested in publishing, taking an interest in the Dundee Courier and buying it in 1886. At that stage there were two major publishing houses in Dundee, the other was run by Sir John Leng. In 1905, the Thomson and Leng firms merged under the leadership of William Thomson’s son David Couper (D.C.) Thomson.
Throughout the course of the 20th Century, DC Thomson became one of the UK’s leading publishers. The diversification of the business today highlights the entrepreneurial flair of the firm.
The company currently has four directors, Christopher HW Thomson, Richard Hall, Andrew F Thomson and David Thomson, all of whom are descendants of the founder. Other members of the Thomson family continue to work within the business.
Steedman & Company are a firm of certified chartered accountants and business mentors. We have a pro-active team dedicated to helping start-up businesses get ready and to market. We assist you in gaining access to grants and funding all whilst ensuring tax efficiency. (Plus we are pretty nice people who love dogs)
Lindsays is delighted to join Women’s Business Station as an empowerment partner to continue to support its work of giving female entrepreneurs the structure, know-how and inspiration to achieve success. Lindsays started the journey with the Coca Cola 5 by 20 initiative and we have seen it grow and expand under Angie De Vos’ leadership. The programmes run by Women’s Business Station, including the tried and tested FasTRACK model will extend and build on the achievements of 5 by 20; continuing to help women break out of traditional moulds and driving progress on obstacles such as underrepresentation at senior levels and the gender pay gap. We are delighted to be involved and look forward to working closely with Angie and the team.
Kate Wyatt – Employment Partner
MTC are one of Scotland’s fastest growing web development companies. The business is passionate about working with other ambitious Scottish companies and understands that a good digital strategy can be the difference between success and failure for any start-up in todays modern world. Working with Business Station we will have the opportunity to be introduced to a wide variety of start-ups in our local area and helping them on their journey to becoming both successful businesses in their own right as well as key future clients of MTC.
At Carnoustie Golf Links we pride ourselves in leading the way by being innovative and inclusive. We watched The Women’s Business Station programme empower change and create economic benefit to the local community and believe our two organisations are great examples of businesses dedicated to making a difference and how collaboration can produce results.
The core values shared by both The Women’s Business Station and Carnoustie Golf Links, are impactful and engage directly where it matters, at the heart of Scotland’s most exciting business region, Tayside.
The Women’s Business Station is a wonderful concept, proven to work, and led by an extraordinary entrepreneur whose mission is to enable women to set up new enterprises and businesses. In turn these enterprises will employ those in valuable and sustainable jobs in their local communities. This effects real social change.
Women’s Business Station ensures female entrepreneurs get the traction they need for their ambitions, which will translate into new wealth creation and employment in Scotland. Women’s Business Station will operate the headline Fast Track entrepreneurship programme which was proven to work so well in the Coca Cola 5by20 initiative. In addition, Women’s Business Station will run other courses for budding entrepreneurs and outside training. It is ambitious, innovative and impactful.
I am delighted to be a supportive investor and advocate for Angie and the Women’s Business Station.