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The first programme in women’s leadership development, run by Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) and working in partnership with Fife Council Economic Development, has concluded with positive outcomes for participants.

The latest cohort has recently completed the programme, designed for women business owners wishing to develop their skills and confidence to support growth and run a successful business. The outcomes were extremely positive with 82% of participants now very confident about leading and growing their business (compared to 42% half way through the course); whilst 91% of participating women said that their business profile has increased. 64% have increased turnover and over half (55%) have increased their client portfolio.

Feedback from participants included: ‘I have gained two more new clients’; ‘I’ve got a mentor and am working on the mind-maps from the course and tracking actions through to completion’; and ‘I have a better understanding of myself as a leader’.

The final session centred on analysing a failing hotel business and setting a turnaround strategy. The work provided for a similar analysis to be undertaken on their own business.

To be part of the next cohort, call Business Gateway Fife on 01592 858333 or email: jennifer@wescotland.co.uk.