Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, celebrating the inclusion of two women from Stirling in the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Top 100 Women List.

 

The business advice of a knitwear designer based in Blanefield and a business consultant in Stirling has been showcased as part of a UK-wide campaign to encourage more women to start-up in business.

 

Kate Davies, who runs Kate Davies Designs in Blanefield, and Catriona Cripps, owner of Wildcast Solutions in Stirling, have been profiled by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) who are making the case for more women to set up their own firm on International Women’s Day (8 March 2018).

 

The MSP lodged the motion on International Women’s Day, celebrating the inclusion of the women from Stirling, which has received support from Members across the chamber.

 

Commenting, Bruce Crawford MSP said:

“I was delighted to hear that Kate and Catriona have been profiled as part of the FSB 100 Women campaign.

 

“They are shining examples of the many successful women-led entrepreneurial businesses across the Stirling Constituent and, indeed, the whole of Scotland.

 

“I hope that their example will encourage many more women to start up their own business, which this campaign by the FSB hopes to achieve.

 

“I am delighted that Members from across the Chamber have signed my Parliamentary Motion, celebrating the success of these two incredible women.”

 

Motion Number: S5M-10916
Lodged By: Bruce Crawford
Date Lodged: 08/03/2018
Title: Stirling Women in FSB Top 100
Motion Text: 

That the Parliament celebrates that two Stirling women have been listed in the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) 100 FSB Women campaign; notes that Kate Davies, of Kate Davies Designs in Blanefield, and Catriona Cripps, of Wildcast Solutions in Stirling, have been profiled as part of a UK-wide campaign to encourage more women to start up businesses; acknowledges that FSB highlights research showing the potential economic boost to Scotland if women-led businesses equalled that of men; commends Kate and Catriona for their contribution to the Scottish economy, and wishes them well for their future endeavours.