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.

You're in great company

Assean Sheikh, Flavourly

Following graduating his Saltire Fellowship Assean launched Flavourly, the fastest growing gourmet food, snack and craft beer discovery service. Flavourly is currently on track to reach £1M in sales and in the process of closing substantial seed investment.

Julie Wilson and Amy Livingstone, Cheeky Chompers

In their first year first year – Cheeky Chompers quickly established a direct retail network in the UK and a distribution network overseas. Today they count major retailers like John Lewis, JoJo Maman Bebe, Joules, Boots and M&S amongst their UK customers and they now sell in over 30 countries.

Mike Welch

Mike Welch OBE, Blackcircles.com

One of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs, Mike Welch OBE sold Blackcircles.com for £50m in May 2015 and is a regular contributor to ES events.

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 including the Ernst & Young UK Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Private Businesswoman of the Year category in the Price Waterhouse Coopers Private Business Awards.

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Member Network

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s member network 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.  The network is a trusted environment for the exchange of ideas and advice, delivering tailored development experiences at every stage of your career.Find out more
Developing Leaders

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 from businesses and leaders who have done it before, developing your potential and inspiring your ambition.Find out more

Scale-Up Scotland

Our 18-month Scale-up Scotland leadership programme is for ambitious entrepreneurs leading high growth businesses. This dynamic programme is designed by and for the entrepreneur adapting to each business and their unique needs in scaling up.Find Out More


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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Our Partners

We are grateful for the collaboration and support from the following Partners to visit any of our supporters websites, simply click on their logos.

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