Three directors from Glasgow and the West of Scotland win IoD Scotland national awards

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland announced the winners of its Director of the Year Awards 2021 last night A new category for 2021, Agility and Resilience Director of the Year, was won by Lynn Laughland, HRM Homecare Services Ltd from Kilmarnock. Vivienne MacLaren, Chair of Scottish Women’s Football, was given the prestigious Chair’s AwardContinue reading “Three directors from Glasgow and the West of Scotland win IoD Scotland national awards”

IoD Scotland reveals Glasgow business leaders shortlisted for national awards

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland has announced the 47 leaders shortlisted for the Director of the Year Awards 2021. This year features a new category recognising the ‘Agility and Resilience’ of leaders during the pandemic. IoD Scotland has today revealed that business leaders from Glasgow and the West of Scotland are finalists for nationalContinue reading “IoD Scotland reveals Glasgow business leaders shortlisted for national awards”

Dr Julie McElroy inducted into Hall of Fame at College Expo20

CDN is delighted to welcome Dr Julie McElroy as the third inductee of the CDN College Hall of Fame. The Glasgow Clyde College graduate and prolific disability rights advocate was presented with her award by Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, at CDN’s Virtual College Expo20 on Thursday 11th JuneContinue reading “Dr Julie McElroy inducted into Hall of Fame at College Expo20”

Rising Star Finalist for SWiT Awards 2019

Dr. Julie McElroy has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Rising Star category in the Scottish Women in Technology Awards 2019. The Rising Star category highlight women who are “a student, graduate, apprentice, or someone who is at the beginning of their technology journey and is acting as an advocate for technology and/or gender equalityContinue reading “Rising Star Finalist for SWiT Awards 2019”

Contributing to an Innovative, Technological, Entrepreneurial Nation

        Scotland business communities can positively engage, support and unleash the talents in widening access for all. Everyone can contribute to Scotland’s economy and add talent, diversity and prosperity to society. Furthermore, globally, the prevalence of disability is growing, with population ageing and increasing incidence of chronic health conditions (World Health Organisation/World BankContinue reading “Contributing to an Innovative, Technological, Entrepreneurial Nation”


Julie McElroy, who is profoundly deaf and also has Cerebral Palsy, graduated University of the West of Scotland (UWS) at a ceremony at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church on Wednesday 12th July 2017 after successfully completing a ground-breaking PhD. Julie’s PhD in Assistive Technology investigated the learning experiences of students with disabilities within tertiary educationContinue reading “GRADUATION SUCCESS FOR INSPIRATIONAL RESEARCH STUDENT”

Ultimate DofE Diamond Challenge

After ten months, Julie has put in the commitment and preparation into finding her ideal physical challenge which was the Strathkelvin Railway Path at Strathblanefield. This is going be quite a remarkable feat to conquer as her physical co-ordination is complex with her whole body moving all the time. With the effects of her muscles,Continue reading “Ultimate DofE Diamond Challenge”

2nd DofE Diamond Instalement

The last month in the build-up to my DofE Scotland Diamond Challenges has been about three attributes, preparation, investment and commitment. Delighted to say everything on track to far with Tall Ship adventure in June which is literally days away and I am organised and packed! That’s explained how much I am looking forward toContinue reading “2nd DofE Diamond Instalement”