BUSINESS Women Scotland (BWS) celebrated its 2022 Business Awards on the weekend, with women from across the country recognised as leading business trailblazers. Aberdeen businesswoman Tracy Clark took centre stage, to be presented with the events most prestigious Business Woman of the Year award.
The glittering event, held at Glasgow’s iconic Òran Mór, saw the BWS members and non-members alike enjoy a champagne filled afternoon hosted by Rachel McTavish, who was joined by key speaker Zara Janjua, an award-winning multi-hyphenate who has developed more than 40 income streams across multiple industries.
However, the day belonged to Business Woman of the Year Tracy. Her award recognises a woman who has made an outstanding impact on the business landscape in Scotland, overcoming challenges and adversity to build a successful business or community enterprise and providing inspiration for the next generation.
Tracy took over the responsibilities of Managing Director in 2018 for ITC Hydraulic Services Ltd & Manufacturing Ltd – a family-owned, specialist engineering and manufacturing company based in the Northeast of Scotland. Tracy previously served as CFO/COO, responsible for financial control and all business administration. ITC provides equipment design and build, fabrication & machining, assembly & installation, refurbishment, and service & repair services.
Tracy Clark, Managing Director of ITC Hydraulic Services Ltd & Manufacturing Ltd, said: “I am thrilled to be recognised by Business Women Scotland, as well as the wider business community and of course my peers. It’s been a tremendous and inspirational day celebrating women in business from a variety of sectors.”
This year, winners were chosen from an esteemed panel of judges which included Barrhead Travel president, Jacqueline Dobson, Rekha Welsh of DSL business finance, Alyson Pearson of Business Gateway, and founding director of Ammu Accountants, Jane Grant.
Lynne Kennedy MBE, BWS Founder, said: “Over the years, the BWS Business Awards has become a must-attend event for members and non-members alike to celebrate not only their own accomplishments but also the achievements of their peers. We hope to encourage women to put themselves forward for well-deserved recognition for future awards and offer our congratulations to all the winners and finalists.”
She added: “Finally, we would also like to thank all of our partners and sponsors, most notably our headline sponsors Scotland Can Do, Business Gateway, Ammnu Accountants and DSL Business Finance for supporting this event once again.”
BWS is a membership platform providing business advice to women and was founded by Lynne Kennedy MBE, 14 years ago, becoming one of the largest membership networks to provide expert advice to women.
The awards are open to all businesswomen, who were encouraged to nominate themselves in categories celebrating the BWS values of entrepreneurial aptitude, inspiration, ambition, and collaboration.
For more information about BWS Business Awards, please visit: www.bwsltd.co.uk