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How Scottish Businesses can win in London and Internationally

29 November 2018

 

A unique opportunity to hear from renowned experts on how to build an international business from Scotland.

We are delighted to bring together leading Scottish business figures to share their experience with an audience of local business leaders. If you are considering expanding into new markets then this is the event should not be missed.

The Scottish Business Network will also be delivering a "How to crack London and Beyond" workshop where you can hear about the practical steps you need to take to start expansion and truly hit the Global Market.

Schedule:

We will be welcoming attendees with Tea & Coffees from 10.30am for some pre-event networking.

  • 10.30am T&C's and Networking
  • 11am - Speaker - Tom McDonald Entrepreneur, Scale Up and Growth Specialist, Scottish Entrepreneur of the year 2018 - 7 Key points for a successful sales strategy
  • 11.20am Speaker - Tom Marchbanks Business Advisor - International Markets - Tom will provide sound advice, practical help and how this can set you on the road to success in foreign markets
  • 11.40am Speaker - Jennifer Robertson Managing Partner at Spey Communications - Shares her experiences and tips for working on a global stage
  • 12pm - Panel session /Q&A with all speakers hosted by Russell Dalgleish Serial Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Scottish Business Network
  • 12.15pm - 12.45pm - Lunch/ Networking
  • 12.45pm - 1.15pm - How to crack London and Beyond Masterclass with Russell Dalgleish
  • 1.30pm - Event Close

Please let us know of any dietary requirements you may have ahead of the event.

Speakers: (more to be confirmed)

Tom McDonald - Entrepreneur, Scale Up and Growth Specialist, Scottish Entrepreneur of the year 2018

Tom McDonald is one of Scotland’s top young Entrepreneurs. Tom has won many awards throughout his career including Scottish Entrepreneur of the year 2018. As a specialist in helping business create organic growth through dynamic and proven sales strategies Tom has oversaw some astronomic business growth that has led to not one but two Deloitte Fast 50 Technology awards including a 3rd place in the UK’s fastest growing Tech companies and can also be accredited with a Top 100 listing in the Financial Times 1000 fastest growing European companies.

Tom Marchbanks - Business Advisor - International Markets

Tom has exceptional trade and investment experience having managed teams for the UK governments trade development body UKT&I (now DIT) providing a wide range of support for internationalising companies, both in India and then China.

His last such appointment was Regional Manager of Scottish Development International’s Middle East office based in Dubai where he led his team in advising Scottish companies on their market access and penetration strategies and Middle Eastern clients on investment opportunities in Scotland.

Tom was most recently Associate Director at OCO Global and spent several months on deployment with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supporting their efforts in expanding and diversifying the Saudi economy. As a Non-Executive Director with a small Scottish software company, Tom is currently supporting them negotiate a transformational export deal on the African continent.

Jennifer Robertson - Managing Partner at Spey Communications

With extensive experience of working with major brands and organisations on a global stage. Jennifer looks at projects through a global, creative lens harnessing the power of content, cultural trends and real time analytics to deliver campaigns that create a point of difference.

Russell Dalgleish - Serial Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Scottish Business Network

Russell has enjoyed the benefits of a highly successful international career in the technology sector and now focuses his efforts on supporting owners and boards of small and medium size companies to devise and implement growth strategies to create shareholder value. In his earlier career he has held board leadership positions with International companies achieving turnover more than £200m.

Core areas of focus are Leadership, Value Creation and Strategic thinking. He is a regular speaker at events on Leadership in business and has spoken at conferences from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi.

Russell is founding Managing Partner of the advisory group, Exolta Capital Partners, www.exolta.com and Founding Chairman Scottish Business Network, www.sbn.scot the global network supporting Scottish business leaders. Other roles and accolades,

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