It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to Spring Cleaning - our homes and perhaps our finances too…. but this year, why don’t you consider spring cleaning your career?

BCSWomen and RBSWomen invite you to join us for this evening event at RBS Gogarburn help you think about your personal brand, how to have that difficult conversation about remuneration and, if it is time to move on, how a career coach can help you spring clean your career and will give you tips on reviewing your CV and getting it to the best it can be to try and put you in the best place for success.

The sessions will be led by inspirational experts and there will be an opportunity for networking and participation, should you wish, in informal clinics on the topics covered - you might want to bring a copy of your CV to use throughout the event.



Melinda Matthews-Clarkson | CEO at CodeClan

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson has spent her 25 year career as a leader in technology. She is currently the CEO of CodeClan where she leverages her passion for people and her business skills to drive growth into the Scottish Digital Economy. She has held roles as a VP of Sales, Global Executive of Business Development & Enablement, Director of Marketing and VP of Alliances and Partnerships. She uses her experience in Digital Marketing, Supply Chain, Commerce and Internet of Things with her 'can do' attitude in bringing offerings to the marketplace that will drive quality customer experience.

Melinda has led a wide range of businesses from small high-growth teams; global expansions; acquisition integrations; new product and program initiatives; to large international sales teams focused on technology and the use of software to make companies more profitable and customer-oriented.

Rebecca Hastings | Talent Manager at Modulr
Rebecca Hastings is an experienced recruitment and executive search professional with over ten years’ experience in the tech sector. She helps businesses access the right talent at the right time, talent including sales, marketing, product, risk and compliance, development and devops professionals. Rebecca has recently worked with several start-ups as they grow within Edinburgh and beyond, and has an interest in recruitment marketing, employer branding, social search and innovation within talent acquisition and recruitment.

Michelle Gleeson |
As well as being a qualified Life and Career Coach, Michelle has a degree in Business and a Masters in Human Resource Management. She has worked in business in Ireland for most of her working life. She held many senior positions including being a managing director for eight years. Michelle is a mother of four children and the founder of Indigo Pursuit.

Michelle was also one of the founding directors and shareholders of Great Gas Petroleum (Ireland) Plc from 2005 to 2009 at which point the business was sold to London Stock Exchange quoted DCC Plc. Michelle’s key involvement in Great Gas is well covered in a book on the company’s success entitled “The Accidental Entrepreneur; how we turned €3,749 into a €100 million company in three years” (ISBN 978-1-909895-59-1).

In 2006 she completed a Masters in Human Resource Management to learn more about people, what motivates them, and how to ensure you have a happy workforce. She discovered the importance of ensuring that the job you were in was the one you were most suited to and felt so passionate about this she decided to develop a career dedicated to helping people to achieve their dream job.

Nikki Black |
Nikki‘s career began in the Hospitality Industry after she completed her degree at Napier University. In 2000 she progressed into Hospitality Recruitment, a role she held for four years before she diversified into office-based recruitment. She completed a Diploma in Business Advice in 2005 and Nikki moved to Business Gateway as a Start-up Business Advisor. In 2012, with the arrival of her twins, expanding her family to three little girls she took time out to be at home.

Nikki thrived in the chaos of family life and took on many responsible roles such as the treasurer of Gullane Playgroup. She strongly believes the many new skills she acquired in these roles still benefit her today. In 2017, with her children now all at school she was looking for an opportunity to return to her career. She is now joint owner of Indigo Pursuit and is loving every minute of being part or an enterprise that supports women choose a career

This event will also support SmartWorks, a fantastic charity dressing and coaching unemployed women for job success. If you cannot attend this event and want to support SmartWorks, please check our their website


Running Order:

17:30 Arrival & Refreshments
18:00 Welcome from BCSWomen & RBSWomen
18:15 The Brand of you – Melinda Matthew-Clarkson
18:45 Ask for more – Rebecca Hastings
19:15 CVs and Coaching – Michelle Gleason & Nikki Black
19:35 SmartWorks
19:40 Workshops and Networking
20:30 Finish

Travel to the area – the RBS Gogarburn complex is well served by the road network, located just off from the A8 and across from Edinburgh Gogarburn tram station, providing a direct link from Edinburgh city centre. Limited parking is available at the conference centre, and may be available o a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that your name and surname will be shared with RBS in order to gain access to their premises. For those using their parking space your email will also be shared.



For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


BCSWomen in Scotland

Spring clean your career - BCSWomen in Scotland
Date and time
Tuesday 30 April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
Business School
Gogarburn, 175 Glasgow Road,
EH12 1HQ
This event is sold out