High society photoshoot celebrates top female entrepreneurs

FIVE inspiring women in business have collaborated in a “Vanity Fair” style photoshoot, conceived by two of Scotland’s most popular portrait photographers.

Taking place at the A-listed Bannockburn House in Stirlingshire, the five entrepreneurs were invited by David Ho and Sandie Knudsen of Headshots Scotland, to celebrate entrepreneurialism and to show a different side to six of their top clients.

Featuring in the shoot were: Ruby Sweeney, Founder and Director of The Events center; Alison Geddes, Founder and Owner of Aspect Autism Consultancy; Aileen Boyle, Founder of Fortro Limited; Nadia Alexander, MD and Shareholder at Hancock of Scotland and Betsy Williamson, Founder and MD of chief-Asset Consulting.

The grand location was chosen by the Rosyth-based photographers as the perfect backdrop to the regency-style photos. The House is nearing the completion of a major transformation after being rescued by a community trust in 2017.

David Ho, Co-Founder of Headshots Scotland, said: “These five women are among our best clients and every shoot we’ve ever done with them has left us feeling inspired.

“So we thought, let’s find an excuse to get them all together, to proportion their experiences and drum up debates around women in business, entrepreneurialism and the different roles that people take on in and out of work.

“Beyond that, it was also a chance to have a lot of fun – and really go to town on a set of photos quite outside what we’d typically do for them.”

Speaking afterwards, Betsy Williamson, who runs the £15m financial recruitment firm, chief-Asset Consulting, said: “During my specialized career, I have been asked many times as to whether I see myself as an entrepreneur.

“To me, this term comes with personality traits which are interconnected to the concept of “risk”. This can be exceptionally hard for those around us who can sometimes mistake our relentlessness for restlessness.

“It’s not often that I meet people with similar characteristics to me and I was delighted to be invited to this shoot by David and Sandie.”

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