Event: Eastern Perthshire Women's Enterprise Network - Blairgowrie
An opportunity to meet other like-minded women as well as some of the GrowBiz team, and to hear from our inspirational speaker, Keira Proctor, Managing Director of A. Proctor Group Ltd.
|Tue 2 Apr 2019
The network is designed to support women starting, running or growing a business in rural Perthshire or even for those who are thinking about it. It's a free event and will start with a light buffet, followed by an informal chance to meet other like-minded women, meet some of the GrowBiz team and hear from our inspirational speaker, Keira Proctor.Keira is Managing Director of A. Proctor Group Ltd.
The Proctor Group is a family owned, specialist construction materials company based in Blairgowrie. Keira joined the Board in 2009 when her father, Allan Proctor began undergoing treatment for stage 4 cancer, and his presence in the business was missed. Her leadership journey began in 2012 when Allan was unable to continue to run the Proctor Group due to further illness, at which point he asked her to take on the role of Managing Director. At 29, she moved from her role as Sales Director to MD and took responsibility for the Group, which comprised of a mature Board of Directors, Group turnover of around 20 million, and 125 staff nationwide.
Gaining exposure to the challenges, dynamics, and in the early stages – the politics of running a business involved a vast learning curve. Keira immersed herself in understanding all areas of the company, and introduced a completely different type of leadership style. Her enthusiasm for change and modernisation has allowed staff to drive the company forward, giving responsibility, autonomy and support to members of her team. The business today has doubled in turnover, branched out into various different market sectors such as Rail and Oil & Gas, and formed customer partnerships in geographical areas such as North America, Australia and the Middle east.
There are also exciting and innovative plans to continue to develop within the Company. Find out more here: https://bwsltd.co.uk/keira-proctor-family-business/
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During the registration process you will be asked to advise if you have any special dietary requirements as we provide attendees with a free buffet. Please only complete this section if you intend to eat at the event. This will help us to reduce food waste and unnecessary costs.
Please contact Merle on 07920 023797 should you need any help finding the event venue.