Inspirational Tech Stars Honoured at Scottish Women’s Awards

Be-It at Scottish Women Awards

Women from Be-IT, Ingenza, iProspect, Time2Dine and 8 Million Stories were among the ceremony’s 32 winners.

Glasgow-based IT recruitment agency, Be-IT, has scooped the award for Best Digital Business of the Year at the Scottish Women’s Awards.

The awards ceremony held in Glasgow on 12th September, now in its second year, aimed to showcase the contribution of women to technology, along with other sectors such as arts, law and medicine.

The event also provided a platform to thank and recognise meritorious ladies for their attributions to society, as well as for the exceptional work they carry out on a daily basis that often remain unknown and underappreciated.

A feather in the cap

Be-IT operations managers Christina Hall said: “When it came to the announcement of the Digital Business of the Year, there was a degree of tension around the Be-IT table. We’re delighted. This is a real feather in the cap of Be-IT and all the great people who work here.”

Elsewhere in Scotland’s technology sector, Alison Arnold, head of fermentation development at Ingenza, an Edinburgh-based specialist in the application of industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology, won an award for Services to Science & Technology.

Anneli Ritari-Stewart of Edinburgh’s digital performance marketing agency, iProspect, was named Managing Director of The Year.

And Glasgow-based restaurant booking app, Time2Dine, was named Business of the Year: Time2Dine, while Edinburgh’s digital marketing agency 8 Million Stories was the award for Business of the Year (less than 50 staff).

8 Million Stories CEO Lyndsay Menzies said: “I’m delighted that we won an award alongside so many inspirational women.”

A spokesperson for The Scottish Women’s Awards 2018 said: “We’re very happy to have acknowledged inspirational women from across Scotland who have gone above and beyond in their profession. It’s a pleasure to see that empowered women empower women and this memorable ceremony, dedicated to them, celebrated exactly that.

“I hope these awards have accomplished their aims and indeed provided a platform to inspire women at all ages and spread the message that women can be successful leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, scientists and CEOs among other.”

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