Ayrshire Business Women anticipate a hugely successful year ahead. We’ve already started with a bang with our Annual General Meeting, where we saw Laura Rennie, owner and director of Arena HR, winning our prestigious Ayrshire Business Women of the Year award. A previous finalist for the same accolade, Laura was overwhelmed by the response to her application this year. It’s little wonder how Laura became this years winner. With her hard work securing contracts with a Scottish Government agency, KPMG, Napier University and other local clients such as McCulloch Rail, Billy Bowie Special Projects and Darceys to name a few, the judges were really impressed with the amount the company had grown in such a short space of time. Arena HR is seeing the fruits of Laura’s labour and hard work and we are so excited to see what else is to come from this amazing company.
Finalists for this fab award:
- Sarah Plant, Sarah’s Creative Occasions
- Julie Biggley, SEA
- Janet Martin – Class Cocktails
- Laura Rennie- Arena HR (Winner)
- Monica Coyle- Positive Pulse Scotland
Our other winner for the evening was Monica Coyle of Positive Pulse Scotland, who was awarded the Spirit of ABW award for her continued efforts, energy and enthusiasm within the group. Monica has become known as somewhat of a cheerleader to her peers. She is always rooting for the members and offering support, as well as shouting loud about all things Ayrshire Business Women. With a host of others who fly the flag for ABW, she, like Laura, couldn’t believe the overwhelming response from the other members.
Monica’s positive evening continued by being voted as the 2019 President of Ayrshire Business Women, along with a brand new committee ready to inject more energy and professionalism in to what is the 25th year of the organisation. With roles now set and plans underway, the committee are looking forward to a productive year ahead in the Ayrshire business community and beyond.
Our Growth Scholarship has been going from strength to strength. This years candidates are proving to benefit hugely from the mentorship and support this program offers. From Horticulture, to entertainment, the talent and passion the 6 strong participants have for their business is only being enhanced by the efforts of the ABW team involved.