A Dunbartonshire businesswoman and Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce Director has joined the board of Scotland’s leading business organisation. Mary Ann Smith, who provides business consultancy and coaching to global enterprise and corporate sectors, has joined some of Scotland’s most prominent and successful business-people on the board of Scottish Chambers of Commerce.
Welcoming the new Directors, Stephen Leckie, President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “I am delighted to welcome more top talent to the SCC Board. The new Directors will bring exceptional business acumen, strategic vision and leadership that will leverage our ability to support Scotland’s business community.”
Mary Ann Smith, Director of We Achieve Associates Ltd commented: “I am honoured to have been appointed as a Board Director at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce. As an active member of the Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce board, I am passionate about my involvement with, and support for, the wonderful chamber network and am excited about the contribution I can make on a national and international level. I look forward to making a meaningful difference both within the Chamber network and beyond.
“I look forward to helping to make a positive impact to support growth in the Scottish economy and to fostering our business communities in Dunbartonshire and across Scotland.”
Damon Scott, Chief Executive, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the appointment: “This is wonderful news both for the Chamber and Dunbartonshire to have representation at such an important national level. Mary Ann is playing a significant part in Dunbartonshire Chamber’s development and has provided fantastic support to help prepare for our upcoming relaunch of our new brand, website and exciting range of services and benefits.
“The timing of the appointment comes at the perfect time to share with our guests at our Launch and Showcase event in partnership with the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Highland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (HRFCA) and Amazon.”
The Launch and Showcase event, that takes place on 21st September, is also a chance for businesses to see the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel’s facilities and recent refurbishments. Guests will have the opportunity to connect with the Golden Jubilee team – who are committed to expanding their network of local suppliers – as well as finding out more about ChamberFORCE, the Armed Forces programme backed by Amazon. The Launch and Showcase Event takes place on Thursday 21st September and is open to all businesses interested in finding out more about current opportunities and Chamber membership.
More about Mary Ann Smith
Mary Ann is an experienced leader who provides consultancy and coaching to global enterprise and corporate sectors. With over 30 years of experience, she specialises in transforming £500k to £20m turnover businesses and is passionate about supporting small start-up businesses to embed solid growth foundations.
She is a Board Director with the Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, leading business development and online support for SMEs. She is also committed to creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces with a focus on supporting the development of female talent and releasing opportunities for women to access executive and board-level roles.
Mary Ann advocates showing up as your true self. She believes that this level of authenticity is fundamental to business and life success but is often difficult to achieve. To support this, she created GENIUS Leadership®, which simplifies leadership development and one she embeds within her Executive coaching and leadership development roles.
More about the launch and showcase event on the 21st September
Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Highland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (HRFCA) and Amazon to develop the event that will be hosted at the Conference Hotel – part of the NHS Golden Jubilee family.
The evening will officially launch Dunbartonshire Chamber’s new brand identity, website, new member benefits and services as well as showcasing the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel’s facilities and recent refurbishments. Guests will have the opportunity to connect with the Golden Jubilee team who have committed to expanding their network of local suppliers whilst sampling the delicious street-food and mocktails prepared by the hotel’s talented chefs.
The free event will also highlight the ChamberFORCE programme, which promotes the benefits of supporting the Armed Forces community and the valuable array of transferable skills they offer. The Chamber, NHS Golden Jubilee and Amazon all hold the Gold ERS Award, having demonstrated their commitment to supporting the Armed Forces.
Partners and members will also be on hand to promote themselves and their services. For further press information please contact Damon Scott on 0141 739 1140 or use the contact form.