Lan­guage school dis­cov­ers the mean­ing of suc­cess

The Scotsman - - Features - FRANK URQUHART

THE co-founder of Scot­land’s largest provider of English lan­guage cour­ses for for­eign stu­dents was last night named as the win­ner of the most en­ter­pris­ing busi­ness award at the an­nual awards cer­e­mony of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Scot­tish Busi­ness­women (ASB) in Aberdeen.

Jen­nifer Hallwood is head of TEFL Scot­land, the largest provider of teach­ing English as a for­eign lan­guage cour­ses in Scot­land. A spokes­woman for the as­so­ci­a­tion said: “Jen­nifer scooped the award for most en­ter­pris­ing busi­ness af­ter demon­strat­ing to the judges her abil­ity to both recog­nise op­por­tu­nity and new mar­kets, be­yond the ob­vi­ous, and the abil­ity, not only to build a cred­i­ble busi­ness, but show cre­ativ­ity and re­source­ful­ness in build­ing a suc­cess­ful busi­ness.”

Find Me Glas­gow, a unique on­line direc­tory for res­i­dents and vis­i­tors, which was founded by Gillian Dick in April 2009, was awarded the young busi­ness of the year ac­co­lade.

The win­ner of the award for out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to busi­ness was Eileen Auld of Largs-based Well Con­nected, a com­pany which pro­motes suc­cess in golf, ed­u­ca­tion, busi­ness and per­sonal per­for­mance.

The Em­ployee of the Year Award went to Kathryn Tay­lor of Para­mount Care, and the Woman of Achieve­ment award went to Margo McDon­ald MSP.

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