At the inaugural Scottish Women’s Awards held on Wednesday 30 August, Partner and Head of Tax Aileen Gates won the Women’s Award for services to Accountancy and Finance.

The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women across all sectors in Scotland. At a black tie event at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow, the finalists were celebrated for their amazing breadth of talent, dedication, hard work and success across the country.

Open nominations were received from the public to draw up a finalist list, with winners announced on the night.

Guests at the event commented on the inspirational night for women and the huge array of talent represented in one room.

Accepting her award, Aileen explained she had taken a table of ‘strong women and rising stars’ at Campbell Dallas to motivate and inspire women across the profession and highlighted that Campbell Dallas provides a flexible and supportive working environment for all staff that enables talent to flourish.

Aileen Gates is a Partner and also heads up the firm’s Tax Consultancy Group. She has a background in law and qualified with the Chartered Institute of Tax. Aileen provides bespoke solutions for many Campbell Dallas clients. She is a regular columnist for Business Women Scotland advising on business issues across the sectors and is a regular speaker at conferences and events.