An Evening With...Poonam Gupta OBE


Speaker: Poonam Gupta OBE, founder of PG Paper and Women’s Enterprise Scotland Ambassador

Chair: Clare English, BBC Radio Scotland Presenter

Member Level: Emerging|Growing|Leading

Time: 18:00 – 20:30

Date: 22nd May 2018

Event type: An Evening With...

Price: Complimentary for members, £10.00 + VAT for non-members

Venue: The Corinthian Club, 191 Ingram St, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1DA


From a kitchen table start-up to a £36m, multinational business..


“As a CEO, you need to lead your team with positivity. You need to set goals and long-term visions. What is more important is to set examples through one’s own work ethic, and I achieve this by being a very hands on CEO.” Poonam Gupta OBE

Poonam Gupta OBE, founder of PG Paper and Women’s Enterprise Scotland Ambassador, will share her journey and help inspire yours at this exclusive event on 22nd May.

Poonam will talk about the challenges facing women in enterprise and share her own experiences of growing a business from start-up into one of Scotland’s largest exporters, turning over more than £36m a year and selling to 55 countries across five continents.

Like all business journeys, there have been ups and downs and Poonam will share her experiences of juggling business, parenthood and a period of extreme ill health. She is particularly passionate about supporting women in business and will discuss the importance of networks and mentoring to support female entrepreneurs from start up to growth enterprises.

Poonam believes that with success comes social responsibility and she was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year Honours in 2017 for services to business and charity. On her frequent business visits to India, she always takes time to visit humanitarian projects, particularly the schools and orphanages she and her husband Puneet support. Poonam is also a member of the Board for Women’s Business Mentoring and is an Ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

Representatives from both Women’s Enterprise Scotland and Entrepreneurial Scotland will be there on the night to welcome guests and facilitate networking.

Come and join Poonam, be inspired and network with fellow entrepreneurial minded individuals.

  • When

    22nd May 2018
  • Where

    The Corinthian Club
    191 Ingram St
    Merchant City
    G1 1DA
    United Kingdom



Poonam Gupta OBE

CEO, PG Paper Company Ltd

Poonam was born on 17th August 1976 in Delhi, India.  She is a Scottish-Indian Entrepreneur and Philanthropist who moved to Scotland from her native India in 2002.

In 2003 Poonam founded PG Paper Company Ltd operating from her family home in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. Through her role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Poonam has developed the business into the hugely successful and globally recognised brand it is regarded as today.  The business now operates a main player in the market and currently exports to 53 countries worldwide.

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