Women in Agriculture holds successful spring event

Published Tuesday, 15th May 2018 in About SRUC news

Speaker Heather Wildman, left, and June Geyer, Chair of Women in Agriculture, at the Women in Agriculture event at Battleby Conference Centre
Speaker Heather Wildman, left, and June Geyer, Chair of Women in Agriculture, at the Women in Agriculture event at Battleby Conference Centre

The Chair of Women in Agriculture has hailed the group’s “fantastic” spring event in Perthshire.

Around 80 delegates attended Business Planning – Futureproofing Your Business at Battleby Conference Centre, where Heather Wildman, Managing Director of Saviour Associates, was among the speakers.

The other speakers were Karen Wilson from Johnston Carmichael, who provided top tips on preparing and understanding year-end accounts; Susan Drummond from the Royal Bank of Scotland and Gerry Grant from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, who gave a presentation on understanding fraud; while there was also business advice from Russell Pinkerton and Craig Dickson from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

June Geyer, Chair of Women in Agriculture, said: “It was fantastic to see so many women come along to this event. Our presentations provided a range of practical advice as well as inspirational words for women working in Scottish agriculture. The event was also an excellent networking opportunity which saw more women signing up to our very successful mentoring programme. The feedback has been excellent and we’re already looking forward to our next event.”

Women in Agriculture is run by a collective of organisations: RHASS, the Royal Bank of Scotland, SAOS, SAYFC, RSABI, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), NFUS, Savills and Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

The group’s next event will be held in Edinburgh on Tuesday 6 November.

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