It was another exciting end to the month for Scottish Business Network as we brought together three more incredible Scottish Business Leaders to speak to our audience.
It has been an eventful May, with our Co-Founder Russell Dalgleish travelling round the Outer Hebrides getting involved with the entrepreneurial scene there, Christine and Kendra continuing to grow the network overseas, and not to mention the infamous GDPR preparations.
The event kicked off with an exclusive interview for our Members Only event. Our resident interviewer, Fraser Allen, sat down with Former Scotland Rugby Captain, Chairman, and Managing Partner of School for CEO’s, David Sole.
David gave an insight into his career so far and shed some light on the importance of developing curious and emotionally intelligent leaders, in sport and in businesses.
After the terrific interview on a sunny balcony, the guests arrived for the main event. Our three entertainers for the evening were Andrew Morrison of AM Bid, Dr. Gillian Murrayfrom Heriot-Watt University, and Mark Evans of NomadiX Media – who kindly let me model his iWalker for the audience.
First up was Dr. Gillian Murray who was with us to talk about Heriot-Watt’s brand new Discovery and Innovation Centre.
Gillian is looking for mentors, and sponsors, for the entrepreneurs and startups which will be coming into the centre, those with real-life, tangible experience of growing and scaling businesses.
Next up we had Mark Evans, the Founder and CEO of NomadiX Media. NomadiX Media have developed some very exciting wearable tech which is allowing advertisers to reach a more targeted consumer base with the benefit of capturing demographic information in real time.
They are about to start their funding round and Mark is looking for investors who would be interested and possible mentors that could come into the business to help guide them to the next level.
Finally, we had Andrew Morrison, Managing Director of AM Bid. We were very excited to have Andrew speak as he, and the AM Bid team, have fully embraced the ethos of Scottish Business Network since becoming members in January. Everything from offering to help previous speakers to striking deals with other members.
Andrew spoke about how he came to run AM Bid and how the company has grown into what it is today, with bid experts across the UK helping their clients who now stretch overseas. AM Bid are looking for larger organisations who are trying to improve their bidding process with help from AM Bid and their award-winning methodology.
All in all it was another fantastic evening at Scottish Business Network, and I cannot wait until next month.
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