The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Elite Ayrshire Business Circle to hold Summer Luncheon at Turnberry

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is to hold a Summer Luncheon for members, guests and other Ayrshire business people in the Turnberry Suite at Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort on Friday 10 June at 12.30pm.

Stephen Walker is Director of Sales & Marketing – Turnberry A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland. Stephen commented: “We are delighted to welcome members of The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle to Turnberry for their June meeting. As an Ayrshire icon and a global business it’s important that we retain strong local links with Ayrshire companies of all sizes, The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and this event provides the ideal platform to achieve this.”

Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner and Elite Ayrshire Business Circle managing director Norman Geddes (pictured above) added: “We are delighted to hold our Summer Luncheon at Turnberry, one of the icons of the Ayrshire hospitality and tourism industry, and of the Ayrshire business scene generally.

“This promises to be a memorable occasion in magnificent surroundings.

“Attendance at this event is free.

“As well as members, all Ayrshire business people are welcome to attend. But places are limited, so anyone wishing to join us on Friday 10 June is advised to book by telephoning 01292 281498 as soon as possible and by Thursday 2 June at the very latest.”

Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland

Turnberry is located on the stunning Ayrshire coast, offering elevated views over the Irish Sea, Ailsa Craig and mountains of Arran and Kintyre. First opened in 1906 as the world’s first golf resort, Turnberry quickly established itself as the premier destination for social and sporting events.

The five red star resort underwent a multi-million pound renovation programme prior to hosting the 2009 Open on its legendary Ailsa golf course and becoming part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts much acclaimed Luxury Collection.

The 198 luxuriously appointed guest rooms include four lavish ocean-view suites and offer a perfect blend of Edwardian tradition and timeless design.

The iconic Ailsa Course is currently ranked as Britain’s number one golf course by leading golf publications and consistently rated within the world’s best. For golfers, there is also the Championship Kintyre Course and the Arran Course, as well as The Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy.

Turnberry is the perfect setting for food lovers, with a choice of unique dining experiences, including the signature restaurant 1906, led by Executive Head Chef Ralph Porciani, which offers classic dishes with a modern twist and a unique Chef’s Table experience. There is also the elegant Grand Tea Lounge, Ailsa Bar & Lounge, Duel in the Sun bar and Tappie Toorie restaurant overlooking the links golf courses and sea beyond.

Turnberry has a well-established reputation for top class meeting and events facilities, specialising in bespoke boardroom experiences. There is also a luxurious spa offering a range of ESPA treatments. The onsite Outdoor Activity Centre offers guests a variety of distinguished outdoor activities including quad biking, horse-riding, fishing and off-road driving.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

South Ayrshire Council Provost Winifred Sloan harnesses power of the web

Everyone knows that South Ayrshire Council has a Provost, but do you understand the complexity of the duties that a Provost carries out and the dedication needed to fulfil this role?

Always a woman to move with the times, South Ayrshire Provost Winifred Sloan has decided to harness the Council’s website to give people a real insight into her duties.

Provost Sloan said: “I am always being asked about my duties, the robes, and the chain of office, and people are keen to know what I do, so I decided to have a page created on our Council’s website dedicated to this for anyone to log on and find out more.

“It is important that people can access this information in a quick and easy way, so it is simply a matter of clicking onto

The position of Provost is apolitical with the Provost being the First Citizen of South Ayrshire and the face of South Ayrshire at civic events.

The Provost’s section on the website is full of interesting information about the duties such as Chairing the Council meetings; hosting civic receptions; promoting the Council’s profile through social, community, cultural and business events and through the media; and working closely with the business community and voluntary organisations.

Provost Sloan added: “If you click on to my website page, you will find out how easy it is to contact me about special wedding anniversaries, 100th birthday celebrations, civic hospitality, events or read my press releases. Take the time to look and see what activities I’ve been involved in.”

South Ayrshire Council is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.