Leading

For founders, owners and CEOs or MDs of leading and scale-up organisations. Unique peer network with access to entrepreneurial leaders from across the world.

Connect

  • Globalise your network and connect with business leaders including GlobalScots
  • An exclusive programme of peer-level events including: focus dinners, masterclasses, an evening with, supper clubs, breakfast briefings, company visits as well as all Entrepreneurial Scotland wide events and regular partner events throughout the year
  • Exclusive access to the full Entrepreneurial Scotland 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
  • Opportunities to engage with the Fellows of Entrepreneurial Scotland – a unique group of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs who are active ambassadors for Entrepreneurial Scotland that will focus on specific topics that will drive economic growth and create jobs in Scotland

Inspire

  • Early bird tickets to annual Entrepreneurial Scotland events including our Dinner and Conference
  • Access to all Entrepreneurial Scotland events including Emerging and Growing events
  • 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

  • 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)
  • 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 social events that offer excellent networking opportunities in a relaxed environment to our Annual Conference, our diverse range of events are a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people. All members are encouraged to attend our full events programme, it is a great way to connect with fellow members, solve your business challenges and be inspired by others who have done it before. 

Details of all current events and online booking is available in our events section.

In 2016 we are introducing ‘ES Presents…’  an event that is for all members of Entrepreneurial Scotland to attend with a guest. The first ES Presents… event will be with serial entrepreneur, Sir Bill Gammell on the evening of Tuesday 27th September at the Caves in Edinburgh.

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 from leading companies 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.

These focused and informative events for up to 12 guests are held in a private dining room to enable established companies to discuss a specific strategic topic in great depth with entrepreneurs who have direct experience in that field. Recent speakers include Mike Welch OBE (Blackcircles) and Dr Deborah O’Neill (NovaBiotics)

Featuring one speaker and a facilitator, our masterclasses are hands-on workshops where a selected topic is explored in detail. A recent host of this fantastic type of event is Charan Gill. (Harlequin Investments)

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 12 guests are held in a private dining room to enable established companies to discuss a strategic topic in great depth with entrepreneurs who have direct experience in that field. An upcoming speaker at this event is Brian Duffy of Aurum Holdings.

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 Benefits

As a Leading member you will have exclusive access to the details of our entire member network, enabling you to connect and network wherever you’re located in the world.

Members are able to post job opportunities to the Entrepreneurial Scotland network to find the people with the skills and experience they need to support their business. If you have an job opportunity or would like more information please email info@entrepreneurialscotland.com

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 or Growing 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 greater than £1m (or equivalent value). 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@entrepreneurialscotland.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.