MELROSE based business Love Scottish headed up by Lesley Landels, is celebrating after being shortlisted in the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards 2023.

Love Scottish has been shortlisted for the ‘Embracing Technology Business’ Award after the judging panel reviewed and assessed an unprecedented number of entries.

Lesley Landels, founder and owner of Love Scottish said; “The Love Scottish team are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Embracing Technology Business Award in the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards 2023.

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“It is an honour to represent the women-led businesses of the South of Scotland.”

Carolyn Currie, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland commented; “Our Awards recognise the considerable contribution women-led businesses make to Scotland’s economy. The cost of business crisis, coming so closely after the COVID-19 pandemic, has placed many businesses under more pressure than ever. It is vital that we put the achievements and the resilience of our women business leaders in the spotlight as they continue to innovate and push forward.”

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“Both the volume and the calibre of entries for the Awards were exceptionally high and the judging panel had a very challenging task to compile the list of finalists. We are now looking forward to a fantastic Awards evening next month, when we will come together to celebrate the diverse range and scale of women led businesses which are starting up and thriving across Scotland.”

Winners of the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards, which is being supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, HFL Holistic Financial Leadership, Business Gateway, N4 Partners LLP, The University of Glasgow and Scottish Enterprise will be announced at a glittering ceremony which takes place at the voco Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday 26 October. The keynote speaker at this year’s event is BAFTA Award winning television journalist Kirsty Wark.

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Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) was established in 2011 as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) working to close the gender gap in enterprise participation. The WES vision is for

Scotland to be world leading in its approach to supporting women business owners, enabling equal access to resources and opportunities as they develop successful and sustainable businesses.