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Val Wishart, founder of Beyond The Numbers and Ambassador in our Edinburgh Executive team is delighted to have recently scooped the ‘High Profile Practice’ Award at the AVN Inspiring Accountants conference.  AVN is a support organisation for forward thinking accountancy firms who are at the forefront of business advisory services.  Commenting on the Award win, Val said:  […]

Nick Cohen, one of Scotland’s hottest young entrepreneurs & Ambassador in our Glasgow Executive Team has sold his technology business to create a larger Telecoms/IT services group based on the Clyde. Founder and chief executive officer of PCR, Nick has joined his Speirs Wharf outfit with Abica, based in nearby Ibrox.  Abica already had a […]

Spectrum Service Solutions is thrilled to announce that they have recently won the contract for cleaning services at the world’s leading museum of art & design, V&A, for their new state-of-the-art Dundee Museum. V&A is a world-renowned name, not only in the arts and design sector, but for consumers worldwide. The new museum, designed by […]

Social enterprise GTS Solutions which provides security services, is celebrating doubling turnover in the last 12 months as the firm forecasts growth to £5 million within years.  Chris Thewlis, WeDO member & CEO of the Edinburgh-based firm saw turnover reach £1m during the past year, underlining its position as “one of the most successful” social enterprises in Scotland. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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