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'Think Speed Dating For Your Business'


MENTOR SESSION: Tuesday 12th May

LOCATION: Zoom Virtual Meeting (TIMINGS: TBC)

TIER: ES Members | Growing & Leading

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Need the undivided attention of an experienced business mentor to focus solely on you or your business? Then this event is not to be missed! Our Mentors are leaders in their field and will dedicate an hour of their time to provide you with expert guidance and advice on your current business challenges.

Mentor Line Up

Sandy Kennedy - Connector. Collaborator. Visionary

Sandy Kennedy is the Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland. Its vision is, working with others, to inspire and develop Scotland's people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

Sandy’s commercial background includes the successful startup of Bowie Castlebank Group’s online and direct business. He joined 3i, the venture capital firm, in 1996 and worked on a mix of traditional leveraged deals and tech venture capital. Educated at Cambridge University he became a qualified lawyer with Ashursts in London. In 2000, he won the Chris Hill Prize for best overall MBA student at Strathclyde.

Sandy is passionate about Scotland's latent potential and how this can be unlocked through entrepreneurship and developing high potential talent.

Colette Grant - Coach. Mentor

Colette, co-founded Grant Property a leading Property Investment and Management Business over 20 years ago and in July 2019 exited to expanding her Coaching and Mentoring Business ‘Optimise Your Potential’ and her other corporate interests, namely at Entrepreneurial Scotland, its Foundation and The Saltire Programmes.

As a certified Transformational Coach and Mentor, People, their state of mind and creativity are at the heart of Colette's focus for growing her clients businesses and careers.

An advocate of Lifelong learning, Colette leads with individuality that is sometimes imperfectly expressed! Choosing authenticity and passion over perfection every time.

JC Granier - Transformational Leader. Innovator

Joint Managing Director Jean-Christophe Granier, known as JC, left an accomplished legal career with a top Scottish law firm to join the Wilkie Group in late 2012.

To stay relevant in an industry whose origins date back thousands of years, JC and his team developed their market leading Advanced Textile Technology proposition that has resulted in the Wilkie Group being at the forefront of innovation in the technical textile sector.

JC was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Transformational Leader Award for both Scotland and the UK.

To apply 

Please follow the prompts and complete the required information here before Friday 21st April.

All mentoring applications will be collated after the closing date and sent to the mentors for review. We will contact you shortly thereafter to advise if your application has been successful. Be clear on what you want to achieve from the session as applications will be judged on 'best fit'.

Successful applicants will take part in the event on Tuesday 12th May.



  • When

    21st April 2020
  • Where

    United Kingdom