Entrepreneurial Scotland

Entrepreneurial Scotland is a member network and leadership development organisation providing opportunities for like-minded ambitious individuals to share experiences and develop their leadership skills.  We aim to inspire, develop and connect Scotland's current and future leaders to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world.


We need to build an Entrepreneurial Society because...

  • It generates wealth to invest in our communities
  • It creates the job and opportunities for us and our children 
  • It breathes life into the solutions to our biggest challenges 

Being Entrepreneurial is a mindset, not a job title.  It is going to take entrepreneurs of all kinds, from private and third sectors, media & schools.

Read our strategy for 2030

You're in great company

Julie Grieve, Criton

"The biggest value in having a peer network, like Entrepreneurial Scotland, for me is about role models. Watching and learning from those entrepreneurs who have built their businesses in Scotland and successful overcome the challenges we currently face."

Amy Livingstone & Julie Wilson, Cheeky Chompers

Cheeky Chompers quickly established a direct retail network in the UK and a distribution network overseas. Major retailers like John Lewis, JoJo Maman Bebe, Joules, Boots and M&S are amongst their UK customers and they sell in over 30 countries.

Derek Pierce: 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year

Derek Pierce, J&D Pierce

2018 Summit Entrepreneurshuip Award Winner Derek Pierce, is one of Scotland's leading entrepreneurs. He likes to give back to Scotland by contributing to the Events Programme at Entrepreneurial Scotland. 

Lucinda Bruce Gardyne

Lucinda Bruce Gardyne, Genius Foods

Lucinda founded Genius in 2009 with her first ever gluten-free loaf, after failing to find good quality gluten-free and wheat-free bread suitable for her gluten intolerant son. She has won numerous awards and sells her product globally. 

Member Network

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s community brings together like-minded, ambitious individuals with a Scottish connection, giving you peer support and access to the best talent and to entrepreneurial leaders who have done it before from across the world. Benefit from tailored peer learning & development experiences and the opportunity to exchange ideas. Find out more

Saltire Programmes

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s world-class Saltire leadership programmes equip high potential individuals with the skills and mindset to succeed. With our international internships for undergraduates and intensive accelerated leadership development programme at Babson College, you can learn & be inspired from businesses and leaders who have done it before.Find out more

Saltire Leaders

For over 10 years, Entrepreneurial Scotland (ES) has been working with Scotland's ambitious entrepreneurial leaders and top business schools such as Babson College, Strathclyde Business Schools and MIT. The need for practical, world-class, entrepreneur led, learning opportunities has never been more acute. Our Saltire Leaders Programme is perfect for developing overseas perspective. Find Out More
Corp Partners

Our Partners

At Entrepreneurial Scotland we’re joining the dots to accelerate Scotland’s potential by connecting and collaborating with people who are already entrepreneurial, and can work with us to get more people thinking and talking about entrepreneurialism. We’re working with our partners to unlock Scotland’s entrepreneurial potential.Find Out More

Our Foundation

Our Foundation is the charitable arm through which Entrepreneurial Scotland raises funds to develop the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. We support world-class development for high potential leaders at the early or mid-career stages through our programmes. The people we believe will be the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and contribute to Scotland’s success.

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The Entrepreneurs