Summer Time and We Still Mean Business

Summer Time and We Still Mean Business



It may be the Summer, but that doesn't mean business has slowed down. The committee at ABW are gearing up for the biggest event of the year! Have you seen the details our 25th Anniversary celebration? If not, see below! 


"Ayrshire Business Women would like to invite members and guests to our 25th Year Celebration on Sunday the 25th August 2019. Enchanting and exceptional in every way we will be at Trump Turnberry, one of Scotland finest and luxurious venues.

We are bringing women together to enjoy a fantastic day celebrating the 25th Year of the Ayrshire Business Women Organisation.

With an Amazing Summer Cocktail on Arrival 

With Edward Reid and all things Mindfulness

With Amy Simpson Owner of Breathe Believe and Achieve

With a sumptuous lunch prepared by Trump Turnberry Chefs 

With Director of Ishga Organic Skincare - Live Skincare Demonstration

With Emily Sophia Entertaining us with the amazing tunes on the Saxophone on Arrival

With UK Renowned Billy Bryan and Addiction

We will be announcing our Ayrshire Business Women 'Most Enterprising Business Award' Winner and Finalists Sponsored by Business Gateway.

A day not to be missed for any women in business, come along and meet like minded business women/entrepreneurs or increase your social circle. Network, celebrate and have some fun whilst meeting lots of other women in business from Ayrshire.


Speaking of the 'Most Enterprising Business Award', the caliber of entries this year was so high! Our secretary, Kirste Johnston, posted the following about this exciting accolade:


Applications were submitted, finalists were selected and interviews complete and our Winner shall be formally announced and presented at our ABW 25th Anniversary Celebrations Event at Trump Turnberry Resort on the 25th August.

The competition was tough with a brilliant standard of applicants. Massive well done to all applicants and a huge thank you to the independent judges.

Stewart Cresswell, MD of Associated British Ports
Aidan Smith, Business Manager of Vodafone UK
Kerry McGuire, Business Advisor of Business Gateway

We are grateful to you all and especially to Business Gateway for kindly sponsoring the Award this year. "



So many of you have been sharing what's happening in your business life and we simply had to share:


Helen Dobson, of The Shoe Gallery, is celebrating an incredible 20 years in business!!! This is what she had to say about her amazing journey:

"20 amazing years of shoes, 20 amazing years of fashion ??

When I followed my dream, my passion, and opened the door of The SHOE GALLERY 20 years ago little did I know that the very best part would be the 20 years of YOU ??
Thank you to you all for your amazing support, and friendship. It means the world to me, Helen xxx"




Ainsley Weir of Dynatmie Dance has picked up her keys to her first Studio –  A new chapter, new beginnings and such an amazing step for this hard working individual!


Mary Cahill of Gosh Creative has moved into new offices at the Ingram Enterprise Centre and her company are the design sponsors for Ayrshire Business Awards ?? Amazing news Mary!


Marilyn Miller, owner of Kidz Play was awarded Children’s Play Centre of the Year 2019 at the Scottish Hospitality Awards in May ?? Hard Work certainly pays off!


Lynne Harper - " I recently became the first newborn and baby photographer in Scotland to gain Master Craftsman status with The Guild of Photographers. I have a press release if you are interested in sharing this. Thank you."


Ladies as always your incredible hard work and dedication to your businesses constantly drives you forward to more exciting developments, achievements and more! Please keep sharing as we would love to highlight you all.





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