BWS Live Event | Dundee



The full agenda for the day with the speakers times can be downloaded [here]

The BWS Live Event is open all day, and your ticket allows you to stay for as long as you like, and come and go as you please.  


Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.

Maggie’s Dundee is at Ninewells Hospital and open Monday to Friday offering professional support to people with cancer and their loved ones.

Professional Headshots Scotland

Looking for a new up-to-date business headshot photo, with the minimum of fuss? Head along to our pop-up studio at BWS Live Event Dundee where we will be shooting heads for only £40.

We all know that first impressions matter – how you walk into a business meeting, your first handshake, how you dress.  So what does your current business headshot say about you?  The one on your company website and LinkedIn page, that is sent out with press releases, the one potential new employers will see.  Is it current?  Appropriate for business?  Does it look professional?  Let us show you the difference it can make!

The Gleneagles Hotel

The Gleneagles Hotel provides a world of unforgettable experiences, country pursuits and leisure activities that are guaranteed to delight and inspire even the most diverse of groups. The five-star hotel’s 232 luxury bedrooms are complemented by a range of elegant and versatile meeting spaces, which can accommodate groups of every size, from board meetings for ten to conferences for 800.  With a long history of providing an inspiring venue for international product launches, group events, team-building trips, gala dinners and executive meetings – including the G8 summit of world leaders in 2005 – Gleneagles has unparalleled experience in organising and hosting successful events.

Contact Val Eglinton on 01764 694 217.


Thorntons is one of the largest full service legal firms in Scotland, meaning you never have to go anywhere else for legal advice. We have offices across Dundee, Angus, Fife, Perth and Edinburgh and from there our legal, estate agency and investment teams deliver practical and straight forward advice to a wide range of clients.

Loretta Maxfield from our IP team will be giving expert advice on commercial issues for new business, on stage at 1.25pm.  Hear what she has to say, and stop by our stand to find out more about how we can help you.

Sacred Grounds Coffee Company

Sacred Grounds Coffee Company is a speciality coffee roastery based on the banks of the Brothock Burn in Arbroath, Angus.  We are proud to say that we are Angus’s only coffee roastery.  We source premium green beans from ethical and sustainable sources before we roast them to the highest standards to provide the most enjoyable cup of coffee that we can.

Stop by our stand to sample our latest batch of single origin coffee, and purchase a bag to take away.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Find out whether superfast broadband is available in your area yet, and how the Scottish Government is extending Scotland’s fibre infrastructure.

Programme Director Sara Budge will be speaking, explaining how superfast broadband can help your business.


Theresa Day

Theresa is an inspirational life coach.  Her simple and practical tips will help you expand your business, increase your income, give you more free time, and create the astonishing life you always wanted.

Contact Theresa Day on 01467 671 493.

McTavish Collection Jewellery

McTavish Collection offers a stunning range of costume jewellery at affordable prices.

The Company was started back in 2008 by Rachel McTavish who, as a TV newsreader, was finding it increasingly difficult to buy different yet stylish jewellery to wear onscreen.  With a strong family background in fashion and retail Rachel decided to launch her own selection of jewellery and accessories.  Over the years the business has grown and McTavish Collection now also supplies gifts for Corporate events.


Marketing Mavens

Marketing Mavens is a digital marketing agency based in Glasgow. We specialise in marketing strategies that deliver quality, quantifiable results giving you a return on your investment for every pound spent on marketing.

Maven (noun) : an expert. One who is experienced or knowledgeable. Marketing Mavens is the experts you can trust with your marketing operations.

Mark will be on stage in the Learning Labs giving you six steps to improve your digital marketing and get more leads.

Contact Mark Connolly on 0141 363 0014.

Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel


Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel was built in 1881 on the site of the 15th Century Pitfodels Castle, offering guests the best in breathtaking Scottish scenery and fine facilities. Conveniently located within easy reach of the historic city centre, Norwood hall Hotel in Aberdeen is a popular choice for anyone visiting Aberdeen on holiday, business or to attend family events.

Contact Debbie Mair on 01224 868 951.

Anna Bell Coaching

Supporting people and businesses to make positive changes that last.

Anna will be on stage in the Confidence Lab.

Contact Anna Bell on 07977 377 163.


Creation Social Media / Let’s Network

If the world of social media feels slightly overwhelming, think of it this way – it’s a low cost, mighty marketing channel that gives you the opportunity to boost brand awareness, customer reach and sales. Our job is to teach you how to use it and optimise it to make a difference to your business.  Whether it is a one-off project, in-depth training, or the full package of setting up and on-going supported management of your social media campaign, we can accommodate your requirements. We particularly look at the strategy of using Social Media to create the biggest impact for you and your business.

Let’s Network provide a platform for businesses and business owners to network with the local business community. Let’s network currently provide five meetings a month: Dundee, Stirling, Perth, Aberdeen and Copenhagen. Our events are informal and relaxed. Simply grab a tea / coffee and start networking. There is no commitment and no joining fee. We only make a small event fee of £5 per person, which even includes refreshments.

Find out more at our stand.

Contact Helen Warburton on 01738 245 002.

Malmaison Dundee / Hotel du Vin St Andrews

Find out what’s on offer at Malmaison Dundee and Hotel du Vin in St Andrews.

From business meetings to romantic getaways, locally sourced and inspired dishes to afternoon tea, from coffee to cocktails, these fabulous hotels have it all.

Contact Kane Savage on 01382 339 715 for Malmaison Dundee, and Dianne Bruce on 01334 845 313 for Hotel du Vin St Andrews.


At Lifelink we realise there are lots of pressures at home, school and work and that at times we feel stressed, distressed and unable to cope.    With over 24 years of experience in delivering stress, mental health and wellbeing services for young people and adults, we work towards our vision of people being  healthier and happier wherever they live, work or learn.

We are passionate about the people we support, who come from all walks of life, across all communities and who have a range of stress and mental ill health issues that can be and often are, very debilitating.   Our aim is to empower people and enable them to manage their health, wellbeing and stress more effectively, reduce self harm, suicide, depression and stress related illnesses through a range of early interventions in schools, the community, custodial care settings and in the workplace.

Contact Jacqui Taylor on 0141 552 4434.

Women Ahead

Women Ahead is the Dundee & Angus support network for women in business.

Women Ahead endeavours to provide you with opportunities for your personal development as well as for networking and growing your business by connecting you with other like-minded women.

We are a network community for professional women and businesswomen within Dundee and Angus. By hosting professional seminars and inviting inspiring speakers to our events, we will help you to make the most of yourself and your career.

Come and see us at our stand to find out about joining our group.

The Wolf Pack

Take part in our fitness challenge to be in the draw to win £500 of Work it Out personal training!

Join a movement, not a gym.  We believe fitness is at the heart of self empowerment. Regardless of your fitness levels, regardless of your ambition or challenges, be the best version of you that you can be with our help and by helping others around you.  Managed by a collective of ambitious and creative personal trainers, mindset coaches, dietitians, physiotherapists and other health care professionals, the Wolf Pack gives you access to:

Your very own customised online lifestyle magazine  /  Online and face-to-face training  /  Lone wolf and pack training covering one-to-one, partner, small group and class based training  /  Nutritional advice  /  Support for lifestyle change  /  Buddy system.

Our Work It Out programme aims to make fitness easy and fun by bringing it to the workplace, with 30 minute sessions delivered weekly by fully qualified Personal Trainers, supported by nutritionists and specialists in lifestyle change. The sessions can be delivered before or after work or during lunch times, and you can compete against other local companies to be top of the leaderboard.

To celebrate it’s launch, we have a draw to win £500 of Work it Out personal training with us, so your team can join the Work it Out Corporate Challenge.  Stop by our stand to take part in a fun but surprisingly tough fitness challenge, and be entered into the draw.

Note:  Prize draw open at other events, and will be drawn end October 2016.

Yu Spa at Apex

Inspired by the ancient Japanese belief in the healing power of hot water, or “Yu,” our Dundee spa provides relaxation, restoration and repose.

Yu Spa Dundee offers a variety of services, all performed by knowledgeable professionals in our five tranquil Elemis treatment rooms. From pre-set spa packages to bespoke services, the spa at Apex City Quay Hotel provides more than 50 relaxing, detoxifying, and rejuvenating treatments, including massages, facials, holistic therapies and more.

Microcom Training


Established in 1981, we are the leading provider of tailored Training solutions of NVQ / SVQ qualifications and Modern Apprenticeships with achievement rates far in excess of national averages.

The Modern Apprenticeship programme is open to all ages and is relevant to individuals whether you’re embarking on a new career or continuing your professional development through senior management level.

Microcom Recruitment specialise in sourcing employment opportunities for individuals interested in developing their career and working towards nationally recognised qualifications.

Glaze & Save

Turns your single glazing into double glazing without having to replace windows!  Saves energy, improves soundproofing and money with compelling payback – our customers call us the “invisible” glazing and comment on the wonderful benefits from the reduction of noise that can be achieved.

We are approved to work on listed and conservation buildings without the need for planning consent, without undermining the intrinsic beauty of traditional buildings.

Stop by our stand to find out more.

Business Gateway


Business Gateway has an important role in improving the prospects and opportunities for Scottish businesses. We offer a range of professional resources, support and tools to help you learn new skills, create new opportunities and develop sustainable strategies for growth.

Research shows that businesses that have engaged with Business Gateway have a significantly better chance of surviving beyond three years than the national average.

Stop by our stand to find out how we can help your business.