Growing

Our Growing tier is for owners of early stage, growth companies and senior and director-level organisation leaders. By joining Entrepreneurial Scotland you can be inspired and educated, find new opportunities and learn from people who have done it before.

Connect

  • Grow your network and connect with Scotland’s business leaders
  • A dedicated programme of peer-level events including: supper clubs, breakfast briefings, company visits as well as all Entrepreneurial Scotland wide events and regular partner events throughout the year
  • Access to the Growing & Emerging members directory
  • Recruit from a pool of entrepreneurial leaders and ambitious individuals through the Entrepreneurial Scotland network of over 1500 members for Scotland’s top talent

Inspire

  • Early bird tickets to annual Entrepreneurial Scotland events including our Dinner and Conference
  • A limited number of 'Leading' event places (e.g. Masterclasses and Company Visits) will be available to 'Growing' members
  • Opportunity to host Saltire Scholar interns or Saltire Fellows in your business
  • Develop your mentoring skills and give back by becoming a Mentor for an Emerging or Growing member

Develop

  • Exclusive C-level and senior job opportunities
  • Mentor matching programme – this is what we do best connecting you with someone that inspires you and will help you to develop as an individual or as a business
  • Dedicated online resources through our members platform (launching soon)
  • Develop yourself through our world class Saltire Fellowship programme
  • Tailored business solutions from our Corporate Partners
  • Empower your staff by activating a company package enabling you and your employees to be part of Entrepreneurial Scotland

Events

From our informal local events that offer excellent networking opportunities in a relaxed environment to our Annual Celebration Dinner and Annual Conference our diverse range of events are a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, talk about business and anything else that interests you. All members are encouraged to join in with our full events programme, they are a great way to connect with fellow members, solve your business challenges and be inspired by others who have done it before.

Our full programme of events tailored for the growing tier will be launched soon, meanwhile, details of all current events and online booking is available in our events section.

These popular events provide a unique opportunity to hear from a successful business leader who will share their insights into building their career and company. Recent speakers include Saltire Energy’s Mike Loggie and BrewDog’s James Watt.

View first-hand how a successful business operates on a day to day basis with a member of the company leadership team who will provide insight and knowledge about what has supported their business to be successful. Recent visits include a behind the scenes tour of Walkers Shortbread and Peak Scientific.

These highly select events for up to 12 guests are held in a private dining room to enable members with companies in the early growth stages to discuss a topic in-depth. Recent speakers include Claire Howell (RedCo), Andy Lothian (Insights) and Mairi Mickel (Mactaggert and Mickel) providing techniques and insights into building your business and developing your people.

We know that diaries are often tight and that early in the morning is often the best time of day for our members. These focused and informative morning events for up to 20 guests are aimed at members with companies in the early growth stages to discuss a topic in-depth.

These are events hosted by our partners that encourage entrepreneurialism and collaboration in Scotland and beyond.

Throughout the year, we host informal, social evenings offering an excellent networking opportunity in a relaxed environment. These events can range from curry evenings to tapas nights and are an opportunity to talk about business and anything else that interests you. All new members are encouraged to attend these events.

Member Services

Our online membership directory gives you exclusive access to details of members at the same career stage as you enabling you to connect and network wherever you’re located in the world.

Our members-only job opportunities board enables our members to recruit exclusively through the network to find the people with the skills and experience they need to support their business.

Our mentoring programme matches applicants to mentors with the relevant experience to support you to accelerate your career and learn from those who have been there before. You can also give back by becoming a mentor for an Emerging member.

Our regular updates ensure our members are up to date with what’s going on in the network, sector updates and access to new events as soon as they are announced.

Eligibility Criteria and Code of Conduct

Entrepreneurial Scotland is for people who have an entrepreneurial mind-set, a commitment to share openly and honestly and to give back more widely into the ecosystem.  Members of Entrepreneurial Scotland network must agree to the principles of honesty, upholding Chatham House Rules and no selling within the network.

Our network tiers make sure you get the right membership experience wherever you are in your career or leadership journey.   The eligibility criteria for each tier is based on the business or organisation a new member is leading (and controls) or is employed by. New members will be assessed based on trading turnover. For this tier the requirement is a turnover less than £1m (or equivalent value) with the potential for growth. Membership of the network is a personal membership and is not transferable. Our Membership Committee deals with all applications in a strictly private and confidential manner.

Our network is available to entrepreneurially minded individuals living abroad with a Scottish connection, at a discounted rate. To find out more about international membership please contact info@entrepreneurialscotand.com or call +44(0)141 444 7159.

To participate in our mentoring programme you must apply through the website. Applications are reviewed in order to identify suitable mentors. An application does not guarantee acceptance to the programme.