Scale-up Masterclass

Scale-up Masterclass

Speakers: Mike Kane, Partner and Head of Business Law at Turcan Connell, Andrew Ewing, Corporate Finance Partner at Johnston Carmichael and Phil Morris, Managing Director at Lismia Group

Chair: Ken Whipp, Scale Programme Manager, Entrepreneurial Scotland

Member level: Leading

Event type: Masterclass

Price: Complimentary


You can fake it till you make it, but a wing and a prayer will only take you so far. Starting a business is in many ways easy, but scaling a business is what really puts entrepreneurs to the test. Once reaching a turnover of over £1m, most business leaders will need to introduce some rigour to their operations to create a platform to scale from.

In this Masterclass, Mike Kane and Andrew Ewing will put you through your paces to ensure you are match fit to scale-up your business from both a legal and financial perspective. Mike and Andrew will be joined by Phil Morris, Founder and former Group Managing Director of sportswear company Kukri, who now heads up the LISMIA Group. Having successfully scaled a company himself, Phil is well placed to use examples from his own inspiring journey to illustrate Mike and Andrew’s advice.

The session will be chaired by Ken Whipp, Scale Programme Manager, Entrepreneurial Scotland.

  • When

    19th September 2017
  • Where

    Turcan Connell
    Princes Exchange
    1 Earl Grey St
    EH3 9EE
    United Kingdom


Mike Kane

Mike Kane

Partner, Head of Business Law, Turcan Connell


Mike is Partner and Head of Business Law at Turcan Connell. He provides a broad range of commercial, transaction and banking/funding services. Mike also leads the Turcan Connell Family Business Team, a large interdisciplinary team within Turcan Connell providing legal, and tax solutions to family and privately owned businesses and their owners. He is a key member of the renewable energy team and provides advice in this industry on the structuring of joint ventures, the sale and purchase of operational or consented sites and the funding of projects.

Andrew Ewing

Andrew Ewing

Head of Corporate Finance, Johnston Carmichael

Partner in the Johnston Carmichael Edinburgh office, Andrew’s experience encompasses fundraising, deal initiation, acquisitions, disposals, Management Buy Outs and due diligence assignments.

Phil Morris

Phil Morris

Managing Director, LISMIA


Phil Morris, a Chartered Accountant by training, was founder and Group Managing Director of the team wear specialist Kukri Sports and it's subsidiaries, from startup in his attic in 1999, to over £25m sales at his exit to JD Sports PLC in 2015.


He now mentors and coaches ambitious and high growth businesses here in Scotland as well as overseeing his own equity investments that include the LISMIA group of companies.


Scale-up Masterclass