Scots businesswoman wins global engagement prize

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SCOTTISH entrepreneur Laura Taylor is celebrating after being named as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for 2020.

The Fife businesswomen has been recognised by the professional networking site as one of the people most responsible for driving professional conversation in the past 12 months.

The founder of cloud accountancy specialist Empowered by Cloud is among just 10 individuals from around the world to be named in the Small Business and Entrepreneurship category.

It is LinkedIn’s sixth annual Voice awards, which highlight professionals in a variety of industries and countries who are building communities and starting thoughtful conversations via the social networking platform.

Taylor joins such luminaries as Virgin boss Richard Branson and Baroness Michelle Mone OBE in being recognised by the professional network platform, which has over 600 million users globally.

Recalling the moment she found out, Taylor admitted she thought she had been the victim of a hoax at her Glenrothes headquarters.

“I received an email from Linkedin telling me that they were considering me. At first I thought it was a joke but once I looked into it, I realised that the email was in fact from Linkedin and the Linkedin Top Voices List was a real thing!” she said.

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