Could ‘Typhoid Mary’ Return to Scotland?

The national trade association for domestic cleaners has warned that Scotland could be facing another ‘Typhoid Mary’ disaster if the Scottish Government fail to support the country’s domestic cleaning sector. Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, was an Irish-born cook. Cooking in the homes of wealthy families in and…

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Perthshire farm supplies Foreign Office with 16ft Christmas tree

Perthshire Christmas tree farm has supplied the Foreign Office in London with a “morale-boosting” 16ft Nordmann fir. Family-run Sholach Christmas Trees was invited to provide the building with one of their trees, grown on the banks of Marlee Loch near Blairgowrie, after winning a competition. Sholach is run by the…

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Steedman becomes Empowerment Partner of Women’s Business Station

Edinburgh-based accountancy firm Steedman has become the latest Empowerment Partner of Dundee-based Women’s Business Station, a social enterprise which supports women in setting up a variety of enterprises, large and small. Hayley Donnelly, Angie De Vos and Kirstin Strachan Empowerment Partners help support that drive, by offering professional advice and support through training and mentorship.…

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WBS Launch ‘Bauble of Hope’ Campaign with Help for Kids Charity!

Thousands of festive baubles are to bring hope to children and families across Dundee and beyond this Christmas. The Bauble of Hope campaign was launched by Help for Kids and Women’s Business Station on Monday. The organisations are now inviting members of the public and businesses to buy or gift…

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Online gym means you can get workout benefits from the comfort of your home

Let’s face it, for many of us gyms closing as part of this year’s Covid-19 restrictions has led to our fitness discipline slipping a bit. But a Scottish-based online gym is ready to get you back on track to achieve your goals. With a focus on health and wellbeing, the GO…

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Brand new cafe/bar ‘The Selkie’ has successful opening night!

We’re delighted to share the news that our member Kelly Fairweather, together with her family have opened a brand new cafe/bar known as The Selkie, on 27 Exchange Street in the heart of Dundee’s City Centre. The venue has seen a transformation over the last 2 weeks in preparation for…

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SPONSORED: New online gym launches for people with chronic illnesses and their families

For two decades, Valerie Duguid has helped hundreds of people with chronic illnesses boost their fitness through exercise – and now she has launched new website called GO Gym so people can exercise at home. Former personal trainer Valerie is a qualified clinical exercise specialist who works with those with debilitating illnesses…

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ENTREPRENEURS CAN DIE OF ISOLATION’ : GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERT TO ‘COVID-PROOF’ STRUGGLING BUSINESSES

Entrepreneurs working in isolation are unlikely to survive the post-COVID business climate, according to a world leader in Economic Development. As the full impact of COVID-19 begins to bite, with thousands of people facing redundancy across the country, Women’s Business Station has invited Dr Ernesto Sirolli to help ‘COVID-proof’ struggling…

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East Germany austerity influences Tayside firm’s unusual chutneys

Growing up in the austerity of East Germany has been a major influence in the unusual chutney recipes of a Tayside firm. Daniela Mather moved to Broughty Ferry from Germany with her Scottish husband David in 2015 and later took part in the Coca-Cola 5by20 business training initiative for women…

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DUNDEE CLEANING COMPANY ON A MISSION TO ‘CLEAN UP’ THE INDUSTRY

A Dundee cleaning company is on a mission to ‘clean up’ the industry’s image. Kelly Fairweather, owner and founder of At Your Service, has recently been appointed Associate Director of the Domestic Cleaning Business Network (DCBN).  The not-for-profit trade association, formed late last year, provides general advice and resources to…

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