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Updated privacy policy

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When is data protection exciting?? Sounds unlikely...

... but when it's all part of our preparations for the amazing SWIB Awards 2019, that's when!

Look out for news about the awards coming your way soon. In the meantime, we've updated our privacy policy to make sure that the awards are covered. You'll find it here:

PS we made a few other minor tweaks as well, mostly to clarify policy around information held on suppliers and volunteers

Updated Terms & Conditions

swib has updated its Payment terms and conditions to clarify when an event place is booked when paying by cheque.

As has always been the case, an event booking is not confirmed until payment is made. That means that a place booked by cheque will NOT be held until the cheque is received. For popular events which are nearly full, places that have not been paid for may be allocated by the booking system to those paying immediately.

Accordingly, the Terms & Conditions now state:

Acceptance of your booking/application/offer will take place when we send you an email confirming this. For events, your place is NOT confirmed until payment is received. For payments by cheque, this means that your place is not guaranteed until the cheque is received. It must be received by the closing date and time. If it is not received by this time, your booking will be cancelled. Payments cannot be made at events.

If you choose to pay by cheque for an event, you'll receive an email reminding you that your place is not guaranteed. Once the cheque has been received, you will receive an email confirming your booking. But... if the event reaches capacity before your cheque is received, you'll be advised that your place is no longer held.

Trustee opportunity - Clackmannanshire Women's Aid

Clackmannanshire Women's Aid (CWA) is looking for trustees to join their board to help shape the charity's strategic direction and oversee good governance of the organisation.


Requirements are set out in detail in the Role profile on the CWA website.


The Board of Trustees will initially meet every 4-6 weeks, generally at the office of CWA in Alloa. Once the Board is established with new members, the intent is to reduce the frequency to quarterly meetings.

The Trustees may also meet on other occasions to discuss specific items of business or attend training. There will, from time to time, be opportunities for Trustees to join sub-groups such as Fundraising and Finance which may meet outwith the main Board meetings.

Trustees are asked for a commitment of at least one year from completion of their induction.


These are unpaid positions.

Find out more...

... on the CWA website here. This also provides the application form if you would like to apply.

Note that it is an occupational requirement that applications are open to women only, as permitted under schedule 9 of the Equalities Act 2010.

SWIB's new Charity of the Year is...

... Home-Start Glasgow South.

Home-Start Glasgow South is a family support charity striving to give young children the best possible start in life. They work with families to help them overcome issues including isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction, physical ill-health and many others - anyone in fact, with young children who needs a little extra support.
They’ve been supporting local families across the south of Glasgow for 17 years and have grown to become the largest Home-Start in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.

You can find out more about Home-Start Glasgow South on their website, and stay in touch with them by liking their Facebook page and following them on Twitter.

There are lots of ways in which swib and its members can support our Charity of the Year, from coming to events to making a donation to offering them your skills and expertise - see more here. If you can think of other ways to raise funds (runs, walks, firewalks, 5x50, whatever), then do please get in touch and we'll see if we can support your efforts.

Can you help? Looking for speakers...

Glasgow University Business Club is a student-run organisation that provides the academic, professional and social opportunities for students to form a strong business network.

In the upcoming autumn semester, the society is organising an Industry Insight Programme, which is designed to help inform students' future academic progression and career choices by developing an understanding of the key trends and operations of major industry streams.

For this programme, they plan to organise a series of guest talks and workshops that bridge theory and practice, and are wondering if any swib members or friends could help? They want to find industry professionals who are willing to go along for an evening and share their work experience and their industry expertise with them.

The programme takes place in October and November. The events are scheduled fortnightly starting from Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 (which does need a guest speaker). The events usually last for 1-2 hours and will take place after 5.30pm in the evening (timing can be flexible to suit the speaker).

They are particularly looking for a CSR/Sustainability professional in the energy industry and a Supply Chain & Logistics expert, but would be more than happy to hear from anyone who would be willing to join the programme.

For each event, they provide the location, IT equipment and everything else that the guest speaker may needs. In addition, all programme participants will be invited to a free networking dinner at the end of November.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Lisa at

Do please pass this on to anyone you know who might be able to help.