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.

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 Fender Musical Instruments Corporation's Andy Mooney and BrewDog’s James Watt.

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 Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School; Formerly Mrs Moneypenny, Financial Times. 

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 Skyscanner and Walkers Shortbread.

These focused and informative events for up to 12 guests are held in a private dining room over dinner, enabling established companies to discuss a strategic topic in great depth with entrepreneurs who
have direct experience in that field. Recent focus dinners include 'Change Management' with Jim McColl OBE, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive, Clyde Blowers Capital Ltd and 'The Trials, Tribulations and Successes of Family Businesses' with Paul Grant, Mackays. 

Our masterclasses are hands-on workshops that explore a selected topic in detail. Previous masterclasses have covered topics such as team culture with Mike Welch, Blackcircles.

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

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

Our panel discussions make for an exciting evening exploring different perspectives of a topic and encourages everyone in the room to challenge their opinions and broaden their minds.

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

Our online resource in partnership with GoodPractice provides our members with carefully curated peer-reviewed content.

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.