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Prestigious Women Ahead Annual Awards Dinner

Friday 16 March 2012

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, Dundee

When glamour meets professionalism !

High heels were the order of the day for the prestigious Women Ahead Annual Awards Dinner.

To find out who were the deserving winners of the Awards, look here!

Thousands of pounds were raised for The Fairy Box ( through a raffle, an auction and a silent auction. We heard from the inspiring inventor and entrepreneur Tanya Ewing who invented real-time energy monitoring device Ewgeco. We were entertained by winner of Dundee's Got Talent Charley Davidson, and danced the night away to the sound of Trilogy. A fantastic night, for which Chair of Women Ahead Sharron McIntosh was proud to thank the hard-working Committee.



The Awards are generously sponsored by

Blackadders has a national reputation as a regional heavyweight in the Scottish legal market. This reputation has been built by the firm's people, who number 150, including 13 partners.
Blackadders, has been at the forefront of the provision of high quality legal, property and wealth management services in Tayside and nationally for over 150 years. As well as acting as trusted advisers to many thousands of individuals on their most important personal matters over this time, the firm has also been relied upon by many of the foremost organisations active in Tayside's public and private sectors.


The Michelin company was founded in France over 120 years ago and opened its first commercial outlet in the UK in London during 1905. As well as producing tyres of all types and sizes, Michelin is of course known for the maps and guides we produce for destinations around the world. In addition, Michelin Development provides funds in the UK for local businesses in the geographical regions where the Company operates. The Dundee factory opened in 1972 and currently employs 850 people, producing seven million car tyres each year.
At Michelin Dundee we respect our people and recognise the commitment to excellence shown by all our employees, understanding that it is this commitment which creates a world class, top quality product. We embrace and strive for diversity in our own workforce and are delighted to be able to sponsor the Shining Star award for Women Ahead, celebrating the individual contribution that we can each make in our own workplace


The following organisations are sponsoring tables at the Dinner

Thorntons values have been built upon the foundations that were established over 150 years ago, but are still our focus today - the quality of our service, our commitment to offering innovative solutions and building long term relationships with our clients. We take time to really get to know our clients and understand their needs and requirements so they can be sure they are getting the right advice for their circumstances.  We advise our business clients through every stage of their business from starting up, managing debtors, contractual and employment matters through to succession and retirement planning. We also advise on personal legal matters including wills and executries, divorce, buying or selling property and investments. Thorntons is a trading name of Thorntons Law LLP. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.


Founded in 1998, Findlay &Co Financial Services Ltd is a company committed to providing independant financial advice to individual and corporate clients. We are directly authorised by The Financial Services Authority and operate from locations in Dundee and Arbroath across the broad financial services spectrum. Our 7 dedicated advisers and 3 administration staff provide help in a friendly no nonsense way and will be happy to work with you to develop and review a financial plan for now and the future.


Simpson & Marwick is a specialist award-winning legal provider serving clients throughout Scotland and the UK. Our teams focus on the areas of employment law, dispute resolution, family law and property. We are renowned for our excellence in advocacy and mediation, and our solicitor advocates and trained mediators support client needs in all practice areas. Our professionals have the in depth experience to assist large corporate companies with their employment and litigation needs, and individual clients with the full range of private client services. We have offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, London and Newcastle, and residential property outlets in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and North Berwick. Across all our legal specialisms, and to all clients, we guarantee a consistently high standard of service. We are professional. We are approachable, and we offer exceptional legal services at exceptionally good value for money.


My Pinkie Promise is an event management & marketing consultancy. We work with a range of organisations writing marketing plans and targeting customers effectively. We help businesses set up and use online marketing including social media. Providing all kinds of event management support, from simple venue finding to directing and managing exhibitions and conferences, we can source suppliers, arrange speakers, market the event to attendees & sponsors and manage delegates on the day.
We are an extra pair of hands - fitting into any marketing or event team & can provide ongoing support, or work on one-off projects – that’s our Pinkie Promise!


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