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2015 Business Award Winners

Winners and judges with Chair Deborah Miller
at the 2015 Women Ahead Business Awards

7 March 2014 - Apex City Quay Hotel Dundee

It was another sell out event for the Women Ahead Business Awards on at the Apex Hotel on Saturday 7 March 2015 with over 260 guests from the business community of Angus and Dundee attending the annual Awards.

Chair Deborah Miller said “The Awards Dinner is a prestigious event in the local business and social calendar when we acknowledge and celebrate the determination, success and achievements of women from the business community in Dundee and Angus. It was a pleasure to cheer on the finalists and once the evening had been opened by Dundee’s Lord Provist, to congratulate the deserving winners. The interest and generous support from the business community has been overwhelming and is greatly appreciated.”

The Women Ahead Awards 2015 Winners are:

  • Blackadders Most Enterprising Business of the Year: Theresa Wishart, Journeycall
  • The Malting House Graphic Design Studio Young Women of the Year Award: Steffie Arnold, Arnolds Catering
  • The MMG Archbold Charted Accountants Community Women of the Year: Carina Mitchell, Advocating Together
  • Independent Woman of the Year: Louise Johnstone, Louise’s PT4U & Brass Monkey Events
  • Most Promising New Business of the Year: Shelley Booth, Train Eat Sleep Repeat
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Business: Kim Wilkinson, Apex Hotels
  • Member of the Year: Alison Henderson, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

The event also raised a much needed £2550 for the Dundee & Angus Foodbanks. A cheque presentation will take place at Women Ahead AGM in April.

With special thanks to the judges:

Paul Chrichton, MMG Archbold Chartered Accountants

Lindsay Darroch, Blackadders

Alison Henderson, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Mike Kiely, MK Associates Ltd

Wendy Maltman, The Malting House Graphic Design Studio

Isobel Mullady, Michelin Tyre plc

Alison Smith, Angus Council


With many thanks to our generous Awards Sponsors:

- Sponsor of the Most Enterprising Business of the Year Award

Blackadders is a prominent, full-service, Scottish law firm, serving clients nationally and internationally. The firm has 24 partners and a total complement of over 200 people across offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Perth and Angus. The firm has the resource, business acumen and dedication to service to meet the legal needs of businesses and individuals. The firm is going through a period of strategic growth and development to ensure that it maintains and enhances its service to clients and also provides opportunities for its own people to develop in a changing market for professional services.


MMG Archbold Chartered Accountants
- Sponsor of the Community Woman of the Year Award

Helping individuals and businesses meet their aims and aspirations through our extensive knowledge base, progressive approach and innovative thinking. Our enthusiasm and commitment towards your business and your team ensures we will enjoy working together to save you time, money and provide you with peace of mind.


The Malting House Graphic Design Studio
- Sponsor of the Young Woman of the Year Award

The Malting House Graphic Design Studio is delighted to support the Women Ahead Business Awards for the sixth year running. As strategic and creative thinkers we apply our expertise to provide effective and memorable branding and marketing materials for your business. Our graphic design solutions are marked by diligent research and inspired development, carefully crafted with attention to detail.
A commitment to excellence and passion for design gives us an enviable reputation for delivering to extremely high standards. We'll work with you to increase your brand recognition so that your business will impact your target audiences.



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