Scottish Enterprise (SE) is supporting 20 established entrepreneurs to help them accelerate the growth of their business and develop their personal potential as the leader of a scalable business.
Entrepreneurs on the SE programme will receive intensive wrap-around support from a dedicated Programme Account team of business development and technical specialists, access to a Financial Readiness expert, SE’s international market research unit and a fast-track into SE/SDI account management products and services. In addition, each entrepreneur on the SE programme receives a £25,000 grant award at the outset of the programme with the opportunity to apply for further grant funding. The total package of support is worth over £100,000 per entrepreneur.
In addition to the direct support provided by their Programme delivery organisation, the Unlocking Ambition cohort receives i) free Membership of Entrepreneurial Scotland, ii) free Membership of Scotland House in London, iii) exclusive access to high profile entrepreneur exemplars at Round Table meetings, iv) at least one international visit to build international connections and v) access to a series of 4 world-class Purpose-Driven Enterprise masterclasses
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SE Unlocking Ambition Account Team
The dedicated Unlocking Ambition Account Team works together across the whole portfolio of 20 companies undertaking the SE Unlocking Ambition Programme with collective responsibility for working with the whole group over the course of the 12-month Programme. They will undertake full business reviews; develop bespoke action plans for each of the entrepreneurs; and push the boundaries of Scottish Enterprise’s standard service to try new, innovative ways of supporting entrepreneurial talent.
For the duration of the Programme the SE UA participants are taken into account management and can access Scottish Enterprise and HIE’s full range of support with increased contribution rates on framework products to help accelerate their growth plans. A formalised Growth Plan will be developed by each company with the support of the UA Account Team.
Each SE UA Programme participant receives a £25,000 grant award at the outset of the Programme which they’re free to spend on any aspect of developing themselves as leaders, and growing the business operations. In addition to an array of support delivered through SE and SDI products and services, the UA Participants will be able to apply for further funding in for non-standard projects that the company needs to accelerate growth activity. Through this, a further grant award will be made available to help them deliver new projects that build their capability to scale the business.
The UA Account Team comprises of Denise O’Connor, Elizabeth Baird, Bill Watt, Trisha Pirie, Iain MacGillivry, Yvonne McLaren-Robertson, Nicola Gibson, Emily Wilson, Rupert Mills, Graeme Clark and Shelley Watt from Scottish Enterprise and Stephanie Andrew and Scott McKnockiter from HIE.
SE UA 2018-19 Participants
Ian Arbuckle – Managing Director, LINIAN Supply Co Ltd
Kenny Arthur – Managing Director, Kaliaaer Ltd
Paul Blackler – Director & Co-Founder, Drink Baotic
Stephanie Terreni Brown – Managing Director, Clean Water Wave
Scott Dickson – Founder, Phox Water
Iain Findlay – CEO Director, Aurora Sustainability Ltd
Hannah Fisher – New Business and Marketing Director & Co-Founder, The Start-Up Drinks Lab
Calum Haggerty – Director, COCO Chocolatier
Jo Halliday – CEO, Talking Medicines Limited
Celia Hodson – CEO & Founder, Hey Girls
Joan Johnston – Creative Director & Founder, Bespoke Fabrics
Alan Mahon – Managing Director & Founder, Brewgooder
Douglas Martin – Managing Director, MiAlgae
Loral Quinn – CEO & Co-Founder, Sustainably
Steve Regis – COO & Co-Founder, ARX Maritime
John Robertson – CEO, Drinkly
Scott Simpson – Managing Director, IndiNature
Lisa Thomson – CEO & Founder, Purpose HR
Deborah Wake – CEO, MyWay Digital Health
Scott Weir – CEO, Pillow
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