Women's Enterprise Scotland
Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based in Scotland with a global reach. A catalyst for economic growth and inclusion, WES works to create an environment where women can start up in business and thrive.
The simple fact is that more women-owned businesses in Scotland means more money for the economy. Research shows that women-owned businesses already contribute a staggering £8.8bn into the economy every year and have created over 230,000 jobs in local communities across Scotland.
Yet women-owned businesses are just 20% of the business base in Scotland. We believe we can encourage more women and girls to try out their business ideas, through the provision of support co-designed by women-owned businesses and experts in gender techniques. Consigning the current gender gap in enterprise to history.
Along with our role model Ambassadors, we inspire women to start - and then to grow - their own businesses. We provide training to create and activate business ideas, to develop leadership skills and to power business growth. In parliament we advocate alongside women-owned businesses for gender specific business support and share our research findings with government. And we champion women’s enterprise in the media, in Scottish society, and through our international appointments and networks.
Alongside our partners, Women’s Enterprise Scotland aims to equip women-owned businesses for success, developing talents, nurturing ideas, creating networks and further boosting the Scottish economy.
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WES is a non-membership organisation; we’re a virtual business, a community interest company, and our people are positioned all over Scotland. Therefore, in the first instance, making contact by using this form is the best option.
Our admin team, will then direct your enquiry to the relevant team member.
You can also connect with individual team members via LinkedIn by visiting the WES Team section of this site.
We hope to hear from you soon!
120 Bothwell Street
Please contact our PR Manager, Gaynor Simpson
Tel: 07790 104 073