• David Kaye

    Partner at Harper Macleod LLP


    David specialises in Franchising and Business Law and acts as Company Secretary to a large number of companies including Retail Trust, Evergreen Fashion and is an Arcadia nominated Governor of Fashion Retail Academy.


    David is an affiliate member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) and acts as legal advisor to the BFA Franchise Group in Scotland. He was the first Scottish Lawyer recognised as a 'Qualified Franchise Professional' by the BFA.


    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists David as a "Leader in the Field" and expert in Franchising and commercial law, where clients admire his broad commercial know-how and businesslike manner. "He's just thoroughly professional and always offers good counsel. He has a wide knowledge of retail and a good network of people in the industry." Observers also note his "calm manner" and "strength at negotiation."


  • Nicola Thomas

    Director of Food & Drink Exportese



    I am passionate about helping food and drink manufacturers from across the UK to build sustainable and profitable sales overseas: I work with business owners and management teams to tackle the "pain points" they encounter as they develop their exports, including finding and managing best-fit in-market partners, optimising limited human and financial resources and getting set up internally.


    As a languages graduate wanting to combine a love of travel and food, I have spent my career building international sales networks across a wide range of product categories including dairy, snacks, drinks, health & wellness and frozen food. For the last 15 years I have been an industry coach, mentor and trainer, supporting manufacturers to develop and implement their export plans and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in overseas markets.


    I am proud to have supported many Scottish food and drink companies on their export journey, in particular helping participants at the Showcasing Scotland international Meet the Buyer events to maximize the commercial opportunities on offer.


    I am a Director of Food & Drink Exportese which runs the UK Food & Drink Exporters Association. We deliver practical support programmes for new and experienced exporters, including strategy and skills workshops, overseas trade missions, meet the buyer events and international market development projects.


    In March 2018 I was recognised as one of the UK’s top 5 SME Export business advisers by Enterprise Nation.


    Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-thomas/
    Websites: www.foodanddrinkexportese.co.uk


  • Neil Fleming

    Director of Business Development at Challenges Worldwide


    Neil Fleming is Business Development Director and part of Senior Management Team at Challenges, having moved full time from the Investment Banking sector 5 years ago. He started out his career at Morgan Stanley before working for other global investment banks including Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas covering Derivatives, Money Markets and Change projects. In 2011, he took a Sabbatical to work in Malawi for 12 months on a clean cook stove project in rural applications and this began his career journey into Private Sector Development within emerging economies.


    At Challenges he oversaw a portfolio of work with 800 SMEs across Sub-Saharan Africa with a large focus on agriculture, renewable energy & clean technology. He has been member of Executive Committee of an Impact Investing collective looking to source investment deals between £100,000 & £1,000,000 across African markets. He is currently responsible for overseeing Challenges Business Development activities, their business training services along with building greater links for Scottish Enterprises to access African markets.


  • Tom McDonald

    Entrepreneur I Scale Up and Growth Specialist I Sales Guru



    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.


  • D. Neil Macpherson


    A senior manager with extensive manufacturing and marketing experience, Neil has successfully managed large multi-national teams throughout his career in the UK, Europe and Australia. Most recently served as CEO of Rettig ICC bv, a £650 turnover million heating business with a management board from Finland, Poland, Italy, Belgium, the UK and Austria. Has been involved in all business activities, but especially acquisitions and business development. An IoD member who serves on the Bank of England’s Decision Maker Panel and is a mentor for University of Aberdeen Business students.He has also completed external programmes with Institute of Directors on Director effectiveness and the role of the Board.


  • Brian Williamson

    Director of Jumpstart UK and Director of Tiger Industries



    Brian Williamson is an engineer, a professional businessman and an award-winning entrepreneur. He draws on the knowledge and experience he gained in a fast-advancing managerial career in industry, and from his success in high growth business situations. He has a mix of acute commercial awareness and a keen eye for entrepreneurial opportunities. Brian has utilised his considerable interpersonal skills to allow him to complete a number of investments and several exits. He has been running companies at Board level for the last 36 years.
    In 2016 Brian was recognised by WeDO Entrepreneurs with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant contribution to the entrepreneurial community.
    In 2017 Brian was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Glasgow Caledonian University for his contribution to entrepreneurship.
    Brian believes in life-long learning and we only lose our way in business when we lose the appetite for learning.


  • Maggie Georgopoulos


    Maggie is the Leading Global authority on career development for women in male dominated industries. She is the author of the book, Up the Ladder in a Skirt, which is hailed as the book for women in challenging roles globally by business leaders, movers and shakers.

    A mechanical engineer who climbed to the top of the leadership ladder, Maggie was the executive chairman of a large agricultural company, responsible for the 75% increase in the retention of staff through career development pathways, by the age of 32. Maggie is a sought after consultant in oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing and automotive industries. Having achieved goals such as being the youngest member of the plastics pioneers education initiative which went into companies such as Monsanto and Nylex.

    She has directly impacted the career choices and progress of over 10,000 women in over 32 countries around the world.

    With a deep commitment to diversity and well-being she is an ambassador for sustainable career and business development for women the world over.

    Website: www.uptheladderinaskirt.com ; www.magsinspires.com
    Twitter: @MAGSInspires
    Instagram: @UptheLadderinaSkirt
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/magsinspires
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MAGSInspiresLtd/


  • Ivan McKee MSP

    Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation


    Ivan McKee was elected MSP for Glasgow Provan in May 2016 and was appointed Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation in the Scottish Government in June 2018. Brought up in Glasgow Mr. McKee obtained a BSc.BEng in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering from Strathclyde University and an MBA from Newcastle University.

    After spending 2 years in Bangladesh with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Mr. McKee worked for a number of large and start-up manufacturing companies. In 2005 he started his own international manufacturing consultancy business and from 2009 to 2015 invested in, and led turnarounds of, several manufacturing businesses.

    His career has included periods living and working in a number of countries including Poland, Croatia, Finland, Norway, Bosnia and Estonia as well as Scotland and England.


  • Euan Fraser

    After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Euan has spent the last 20 years advising franchisor clients in 13 countries on 4 continents. These clients include M&S, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Michelin and Danone. He has been a judge of the BFA’s annual Franchisor and Franchisee of the Year Awards on a number of occasions and is a member of its External Relations Committee and expert panel for the Qualified Franchise Professional programme.


    Apart from being a lifelong supporter of Airdrieonians, Euan’s main claim to fame is that he is responsible for the introduction of premium pricing in Simply Foods. It’s his fault you pay more for your sandwiches!


  • Andrew Bowman

    Head of Business Investment and Operations at Riverside Inverclyde



    Andrew is the head of business investment and operations at Riverside Inverclyde, a regeneration company set up in 2006 created to improve the economic downturn of Inverclyde and has since invested more than £75m into the area to improve its economic performance. Andrew is responsible for attracting new businesses to Inverclyde and supporting the growth of the existing business base.


    Andrew spent the 7 previous years at Zurich Insurance where he grew to Strategic Assistant of the Zurich Municipal public-sector business in London. Andrew studied European Business at Glasgow Caledonian University and is a current Director of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce. Andrew lives in Greenock with his wife and two children.

  • Sydney Chasin

    Founder of Healthy Crop


    Meet the Healthy Crop founder, Sydney. You can find her crunching on something at all times—we've learned to tune it out!


    Now Sydney grew up in a lil' USA town—150 people to be precise—where water resources were often scarce. Consuming water wisely was at the top of the priority list!


    After graduating with a BA (hons) degree in Financial Services, our Syd had her heart set on the big corporate world. A place, we can all agree, can be easy to be made to feel small.


    Determined to show that the lil' things/people/actions make a massive impact, Sydney put the corporate world behind her and lil'POP began!


    With a combined love for snacking and a mission to conserve water, here we present to you, lil'POP.


  • Stephen Ingledew

    Stephen Ingledew is the Chief Executive of FinTech Scotland, the enterprise established by the Scottish Government, Univerity of Edinburgh and the private sector to drive economic growth in financial services through innovation, collaboration and inclusion.
    Fintech Scotland’s ambition is to create an integrated and thriving economic enviornment through the provision of funding, connections, infrastructure and talent that recognises and responds to the needs of all stakeholders and connects Scotland to other global Fintech centres.


    A focus for FinTech Scotland is bringing together a number of key drivers for the sector, including: the ideas and creativity of entrepreneurs and innovators; the resources and experience of the established financial sector; the capabilities of technology firms, the economic and social objectives of the public sector; the innovation environments of accelerators and incubators; the capital of investors; the expertise of professional services firms; the people development by skills agencies; and the research and development from the universities.


    Stephen has a track record and reputation for implementing customer focused, technology enabled profitable initiatives in a wide range of financial services organisations. This has included senior executive roles with large institutions such as Standard Life and Barclays as well as small innovative enterprises.
    Throughout his career, Stephen has been an influential advocate of making financial services more open, creative and inclusive to all through new innovative technologies, encouraging diversity and progressive ways of working as well as improved collaboration across stakeholders and participants.


    His financial services leadership career has also included a number of non-executive director roles including with Scottish Financial Enterprise; The Institute of Financial Services; The Chartered Insurance Institute and The Financial Services Authority.


    Stephen is a frequent author of articles and regular contributor at major global conferences on subjects ranging from customer strategy and execution, fintech and insurtech innovation as well as business change leadership.

  • Stuart White

    Founder and Managing Director of Sanondaf


    Stuart is the founder and managing Director of Sanondaf (Touch-Less Hygiene UK). Establishing the business in 2014 he has grown Sanondaf to operate across the UK with a network of 23 franchisees covering 35 territorial areas including Northern & Southern Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland and the Channel Islands. He has also helped to create Sanondaf in Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa and Singapore through owner recruitment, training and his support experience. Under Stuart’s guidance Sanondaf have established themselves as a provider of specialist disinfection and decontamination services competing with some of the largest names in the health care system. Sanondaf already has been appointed by several NHS Trust’s and major Universities as a provider of these specialist services. Stuart is also responsible for the creation of Touch-Less Innovation which is a company that has been set up for the design and manufacture of specific devices for use in the hygiene, disinfection and decontamination sectors.

    Stuart is an experienced business owner who has had a successful career in the property sector with the UK’s largest property services company. In 2004 Stuart acquired the operating license for Century 21 Real Estate to operate the brand in the UK. He established a network of over 50 franchised offices and exited the business through a trade sale to one of the UK’s largest Chartered Surveyors. Stuart has been involved in a number of start-up businesses and is considered an expert in franchising where he is regularly asked to attend events as a speaker and mentor, Stuart has presented to audiences around the UK and in Kuwait, New York, Belgium and Latvia.

    Stuart is a driven and highly motivated entrepreneur and has a track record at achieving substantial growth and forming talented teams around business ventures that he creates.

    Stuart has also made an impact on the charity sector; he is currently an active mentor for the Princes Trust and Chairs lending panels in Lanarkshire as well as delivering The Princes Trust Enterprise Course. Stuart is also heavily involved with Radio Lollipop at the Royal Hospital for Children and was formally the Chairman of the International Children’s Games which were held in Lanarkshire in 2011.


  • Ella Minty

    Ella is one of less than 50 Founding Chartered Public Relations practitioners in the world, and she has almost 20 years of high level government and international bodies experience in leadership, corporate reputation and crisis management.
    She specialises in communicating and engaging with key corporate stakeholders spanning across business disciplines and governments, including investment markets, lender organisations, national and international media, NGOs and project communities.


    She is a 2014 Service Award Winner of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, a 2015 Finalist of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)-Institute of Directors (IoD) “Public Relations Director of the Year” Excellence Awards, a Board Director and Council member of the CIPR, a mentor with the Institute of Directors and the UK Government Communication Service, and former Board Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (Aberdeen Section).

    Public impact
    University lecturer, conference speaker, published author and multi-government stakeholder and communication expert for the European Union, management consultancies and multinational organisations, Ella has also mentored and led the first Leadership Development initiative for young engineers in Middle East and North Africa region whilst being an adviser to the UK Parliament’s House of Commons ‘Digital Democracy Commission’.


    A cross-section of the industry organisations she has consulted for includes: McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Total, BP, Shell, Centrica, Averda, EnCana, Aberdeen Business School, US Energy Freedom, Private Infrastructure Development Group, International Finance Corporation -The World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Renaissance Foundation, Beyond Food Foundation and many others.


    Ella has worked in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin and North America, Europe and Former Soviet Union, having led a variety of stakeholder and strategic communication projects, including government advisory services and crisis management in over 40 countries across the world:
    Angola Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Columbia Congo Denmark Egypt Gabon Georgia Greece Hungary Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kenya Kyrgyzstan Lebanon Libya Malta Mexico Morocco Moldova Nepal Nigeria Pakistan Portugal Qatar Saudi Arabia Serbia Singapore USA Tajikistan Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine UAE Uzbekistan Venezuela South Africa

  • Andrew Morrison

    Founder & MD of AM Bid, Scotland’s largest bid and tender specialists


    Andrew and his AM Bid business is multi award-winning. He founded AM Bid in October 2014 and since then the company has been on a rapid growth trajectory. AM Bid has quickly established itself as Scotland’s largest and leading bid and tender specialists. They have an impressive 80%+ tender win rate and work with a diverse range of clients in over 20 sectors. Starting from a base in North Berwick, the company has grown to employing staff across the UK, including in London and Manchester. Their clients (across the UK, Ireland, the EU and Australia) span a wide range of organisations from FTSE-100s to SMEs and sole traders as well as in the charitable and third sectors.


    Andrew has specialist skills and expertise in both Bidding and Business Development as well as extensive experience in Housing. Andrew started his career in local government housing including 9 years with the award winning West Lothian Council (UK Council of the Year) and City of Edinburgh Council. Andrew holds an MSc in Housing Studies (distinction), is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and a former member of the Scotland Board. He also served a 3-year term as a Board Member at Melville Housing Association. Andrew is also a Member of Institute of Directors Scotland and was delighted to receive their coveted Emerging Director of the Year Award in March 2018 – he is now in October’s IoD Final for Best Start-Up Director in the UK.


    He has gained exceptional contractor experience in FTSE100 companies and SMEs over the past 13 years. During 2011-2014 he was responsible for leading 5 bid teams across the UK for British Gas. Whilst there, Andrew participated in the Centrica Leadership Development Programme for their Top 1% of leaders. In 2014, he was given the company’s Excellence in Entrepreneurial Spirit award for leading bid teams to contract wins valued at £450 million during the previous year.


    Andrew possesses expert level commercial, strategy, writing and editing skills. Andrew’s spike is his deep understanding of what clients want to see in bids and proposals. He can confidently unpick both specifications and strategies to craft winning bids. Andrew’s expertise includes significant client influencing skills which he can utilise at pre-tender stage, during the bid process and in competitive dialogue / post-award negotiations. He has a specialism in posing strategic clarification questions which help clients and bidders refine specifications and solutions to create a level playing field for evaluation.


  • Jane Clark-Hutchison

    Regional Director and Head of Mid Markets – Scotland


    Jane joined Lloyds Banking Group in 1992 and has developed her banking career across a number of client and delivery teams across Leveraged Finance, Credit, Risk and the SME and Mid Markets businesses within Commercial Banking. Jane shapes and defines strategy alongside the Scotland and North of England leadership team, central to which is demonstrating the Bank's support to help Britain prosper globally.
    Jane currently has responsibility for the whole of Scotland with relationships for corporate clients with turnover in excess of £25 million.

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    (b)	the right to rectification;
    (c)	the right to erasure;
    (d)	the right to restrict processing;
    (e)	the right to object to processing;
    (f)	the right to data portability;
    (g)	the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
    (h)	the right to withdraw consent.
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    13.3	Our principal place of business is at 9 Springfield Road, Linlithgow, EH49 7JH.
    13.4	You can contact us:
    (a)	by post, to the postal address given above;
    (b)	by email, using the email address published on our website.
    14.	Data protection officer
    14.1	Our data protection officer's contact details are: christine@sbn.scot