The Ayrshire Association of Business Women (AABW) announce the launch of the “AABW Growth Scholarship” initiative.
Having recently secured a new sponsorship deal with Kilmarnock based, Microtech Group, the AABW initiative aims to help SME’s grow their business.
Microtech Group is an intercompany parenting I.T Support and Maintenance provider Microtech Support, Telehealth specialists Telehealth Solutions and Web/Graphic Design Specialists, Microtech Digital.
Chris McMail, Group Managing Director of Microtech Group stated: “This is a wonderful opportunity to unite with the AABW and give back to the local economy, whilst sharing our business skills and experience.”
Following the news of the invaluable partnership, the AABW are thrilled to announce the launch of the AABW Growth Scholarship.
Linda Hill, AABW Funding Lead shared: “We are looking for applicants who run an Ayrshire based business with 12 month's trade experience, who require our expertise to support their growth strategies.”
A shortlist of applicants will be called to take part in the judging process; before a selection of 6 to 8 worthy businesses will receive the opportunity to enter the 12 month AABW Growth Scholarship, beginning in October 2016.
The successful Scholarship placements will include FREE membership of the AABW for 1 year, providing direct access to professional women in business, as well as a formal business mentoring scheme; offering valuable guidance on business growth.
Application is open until Thursday 1st September, and submission forms can be requested via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
In their 22nd year, the AABW are Scotland's most successful networking group for business and professional women, run by a committee of volunteers. The AABW is non-profit organisation and with the aim; to do all they can to help, support, encourage and promote the business interests of their members.
Sarah Plant, AABW President, proudly advised “The AABW Growth Scholarship is new and exciting for us and it is with the greatest appreciation to Chris at Microtech Group Ltd for supporting the AABW; enabling us to launch this wonderful opportunity for local businesses.”
The AABW is also partnered with North Ayrshire Council, East Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Council. For further details on the AABW, please go to www.abw.org.uk.