BWS issue 36 November December 2015 - Page 3

welcome meet the BWS team BUSINESS WOMEN SCOTLAND welcome to the November/December 2015 edition of Business Women Scotland Have you felt stressed and anxious at work? Editor Lynne Kennedy e: Design & Production Cate Sutton e: Events Co-ordinator Alyson Gray e: Sales and Marketing Janmarie Kane e: Anxiety is becoming the mental health crisis of our generation. Many people are now accepting anxiety as a normal part of our everyday living. There is still a stigma to saying that you are suffering from stress/anxiety in the workplace, always with the fear that, if you do speak out, you will jeopardise your job or any chance of promotion. There are real things that you can do to make a change; treat anxiety like any other illness, speak to HR at work, see your GP and don’t try to cover it up! In this issue we talk to some of the professionals that look after many employees that suffer from stress and anxiety. BWS magazine was a concept 6 years ago and now we are delighted to say that, from the humble beginnings, the magazine has grown from strength to strength thanks to our loyal readership and clients. We believed it was now the correct time to launch our first BWS business awards at the end of October in Glasgow. We had some great entries from all over Scotland and our judges were inspired by the diverse range of businesses that entered. We would like to thank you for making the first awards ceremony a great night of rewards and entertainment! Christmas is fast approaching. Are you needing some inspiration to help purchase a gift for a friend or colleague? I think we have the solution. The corporate gift guide in this issue has something for everyone, enjoy the four pages of different gift options. Thanks again for reading Business Women Scotland, we know how busy you are. Be sure not to miss an issue, online or in print, every 2 months. Subscriptions are available, ensuring you always receive the magazine delivered to your door! Lynne Kennedy Accounts Moira McDade e: Contributors: Claire McBain and Jane Grieve. Cover image: Laura Lee, Chief Executive of Maggie’s Published by Business Women Scotland Limited | Tel: 0141 332 8801 | Independently owned and published by Business Women Scotland Limited. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means whatsoever, without the express written permission of the publisher. The design of advertising copy produced without additional charge by our company remains the copyright property of Business Women Scotland Limited and may not be reproduced in any other publication without our express written permission. © All rights reserved by Business Women Scotland Limited. Sales and Marketing Jeannie Clough e: Business Women Scotland Magazine is written, designed, produced and distributed to our subscribers in Scotland using Scottish resources and suppliers.