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Sara Speirs of Spectrum Service Solutions has been shortlisted as a Finalist for the RBS Great British Entrepreneur Awards, under the Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year category. It was another record-breaking year for these prestigious awards, receiving double the number of applications compared with last year and we’re delighted that Sara has been shortlisted in […]

Spectrum Service Solutions are proud to be delivering Cleaning and Waste Management for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.  Spectrum was founded by WeDO member Sara Spiers in 2003 and is an acclaimed, award winning company specialising in contract cleaning, facilities management, specialist and event cleaning contracts. The Championships started yesterday and are running until the 12th […]

Maximising business growth is always high on the agenda for ambitious entrepreneurs, but how do they achieve it?  Applications are now open for the 2018 intake for the pioneering Growth Advantage Programme at Strathclyde Business School, a 10 month business acceleration programme that enables entrepreneurs and growth-focused business owners to gain the business insights, management skills […]

Pickering’s Gin is set to make its mark in China with the opening of the first dedicated gin bar in Beijing.  Less than a year since WeDO member Marcus Pickering fought off tough competition to win our 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Far East is proving to be their oyster as Marcus predicted. […]

  Now in our tenth year, WeDO has embraced many changes since we launched in 2008.  There are lots of reasons why entrepreneurs and business leaders join our community, but why would people not join?  Here’s our top ten reasons why people shouldn’t join WeDO …    You don’t enjoy spending time with like-minded entrepreneurs […]

Platinum Wave, a leading independent international franchise consultancy based in Edinburgh, has been rewarded for its gold standard customer service by scooping the Best Customer Service Award at the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Franchise Awards which took place in Birmingham last week. This prestigious award, voted for by a judging panel including internationally renowned […]

Iron Ocean have just launched their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter as they launch the world’s most superior base layer in their fight against the cold. Founded in 2015 by design enthusiast and WeDO Simon Lamont, Iron Ocean was first conceptualised when he felt there was a gap in the market for clothing that could retain heat whilst […]

Business growth is a topic which is high on the agenda for every ambitious entrepreneur, but,  how do you achieve it?  We were delighted to welcome Barry Park, Founder of OEM Group, an award winning and leading provider of diesel engine servicing and spare parts as the speaker at our recent Masterclass in Glasgow. In the […]