Niki Hutchison’s Business Club: The Whisky Edit
The aim is simple – to bring together likeminded women to support each other, share stories and answer business questions. Guest speakers feature every month and share their business stories and learnings along with what approaches or techniques have worked particularly well for them when growing their business.
On Wednesday 6th November we welcome three female founders all extremely passionate about running their whisky-related businesses here in Scotland.
First up is Kristen Hunter, co-founder of Whisky Frames. As seen on Dragon’s Den, Whisky Frames have won numerous accolades including Scotland’s Trade Fair Best Product and RBS Great British Entrepreneur Awards Start Up of the Year. A truly family business, Kirsten will be sharing the story of their success and future plans.
Our second speaker is Terri Bryce, who founded her business Destination Management Scotland in 2012. A love of travel, discovering the Scottish outdoors and whisky is instilled in Terri’s blood and she relishes the challenge of creating memorable bespoke experiences for her clients. Working with a network of dedicated travel professionals and trusted associates, Terri’s passion for creating memorable trips in Scotland is unrivalled. Although she might not have been everywhere in Scotland just yet, it’s on her list!
Our final speaker is Justine Hazlehurst, founder of Kask Whisky, a whisky events company based in Edinburgh organising regular tastings and tours. Justine also established the Leith Whisky Trail – walking tours, focusing on the history of the brokers, blenders and bottlers once resident in the area which culminate in a tasting of some ‘blast from the past’ drams all evoking the nostalgia of Leith as a thriving whisky district. Having worked in Fife for many years before giving up her teaching career to pursue her passion to work in the world of whisky, her love of the Kingdom has led her to set up the Fife Whisky Trail as well as jointly establishing the annual Fife Whisky Festival. In addition to writing for her own blog, Justine is a regular contributor to Malt, offering honest opinions and reviews of whisky.
As always there will be opportunities for relaxed networking before and after our speakers (although a little less time than usual as we have three inspiring speakers on this date!)