Scotland's Mid-Market Businesses: Supporting and enabling to make the middle mighty
|0900-0950||Registration and Refreshments|
|Session One: The Strategic Picture|
|0950-0955||Chair's Opening Remarks
Martin Dorchester, CEO, David MacBrayne Group
Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Business, Energy & Tourism, Scottish Government
|1015-1030||Question and Discussion Session|
|1030-1050||Entrepreneurial Innovation: What needs to be in place to allow the middle market to grow?
Dr Ben Spigel, Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh Business School
|1050-1110||Scotland’s mid-market: The prospects for our ‘McMittelstand’ sector
Michael Marra, Deputy Director, Design in Action - Scotland’s Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy
|1110-1130||Question and Discussion Session|
|Session Two: Business Development Challenges - Constraints and Opportunities|
Does Britain have its own Mittelstand? Key lessons from Germany's and Britain's Hidden Champions
Dr Alessa Witt, Board Member, German British Forum
Developing a significant business in Scotland: What does it take?
Simon Montford, Founder, WEB3//IOT
|1230-1300||Discussion Panel, Question and Answer session
Liz McAreavey, Commercial Director, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
John Curtis, Managing Director, That Friday Feeling
David, Mitchell, Programme Lead - Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme, EY
Chair's welcome back
|Session Three: Meeting Core Growth Challenges|
|1405-1425||Access to Financial Support for Growth
Graeme Sands, UK Head of Specialist and Acquisition Finance, Clydesdale Bank
|1425-1445||A Scottish Business Development Bank: What's next?
Russell Bain, Head of Strategy, Business Development Bank Team, Scottish Government
|1445-1505||Entrepreneurship Innovation: Getting across critical growth thresholds
Prof Richard Harrison, Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Edinburgh Business School
|1505-1525||Question and Discussion Session|
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