Posted: Wed 5th Jun 2019
Festival of Female Entrepreneurs has taken place in Bristol for the past eight years and inspired thousands of business owners. This year we're expanding the festival beyond Bristol with the event also taking place in Edinburgh this Friday (7 June).
As well as inspiring speakers on the keynote stage, one-to-one advice from experts you'll be able to shop with some awesome small businesses and Enterprise Nation members. Here's who you'll meet.
Tickets are still available for the event. You can buy one here.
Margaret Morrison-Macleod, The Divine Hag
The Divine Hag is a Scottish based award winning aromatherapy brand. The company produces natural and organic products offering alternatives to conventionally fragranced products . The latest innovative product is Beastie Balm which has been successful all over Scotland in repelling the dreaded midgie, using traditional native ingredients.
Katharine Paterson, Karekot
Karekot was inspired by Katharine Paterson's negative experience using wooden barred cots for her baby. Katharine took the brave/foolish/exciting (depending on her mood!) step to take voluntary severance from higher education to focus on Karekot full-time in April 2018. Katharine would really welcome delegates' feedback on Karekot's design.
Helen Robbins, Character Lines
The Glove Poppit drying stand was developed in Helen's tiny kitchen in Aberdeen to solve the problem of household gloves lying around the sink. Helen and her co-founder are from a non business back ground so it has been a steep learning curve. The business is currently sell online and is looking to expand to new markets.
Nicola MacPhail, Gen-i Business Retreats
Unique & immersive business retreats set in the beautiful Lake District that allow business owners a few days rest from the busy work routines. Skilled facilitators, Nicola MacPhail (change expert) and co-facilitator Sue Firth (business psychologist), curate a series of impactful workshops enabling attendees to reassess and refocus on their business.
Roberta Pederzoli, Quinta Essenza
Award-winning jeweller Roberta Pederzoli from Quinta Essenza designs textured and tactile jewellery, recreating a sensation of fairy-tale elegance and enchantment by delicately brushing colours over her work. Being born and raised in Italy, Roberta creates pieces where Scottish landscape inspiration and Italian style merge together.
Shann Elliot, Arbonne
Shann Elliot is a retired nurse and independent consultant with Arbonne International. She is passionate about sharing pure, safe and beneficial products for all the family, skincare, beauty and nutrition for optimum health inside and out. All plant based formulas, vegan certified, gluten and dairy free and without harsh chemicals.
Kerry Anne Quinn, TCS-eco
TCS-eco is the UK's largest manufacturer of cloth sanitary protection (CSP). TCS-eco has been nominated for the Ayrshire Business Awards 2019. TCS-eco has been manufacturing premium quality CSP since 2013. Using her Scientific background, Kerry Anne has developed core and fabric combinations to ensure a 'white jean quality' product.
**Tickets for the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Edinburgh on 7 June are available here.