Entrepreneurs Scotland | Weekly interviews of inspiring Scottish entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs Scotland | Weekly interviews of inspiring Scottish entrepreneurs

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Weekly chats with successful Entrepreneurs and CEOs of Scotland.
ES-030: Do something you are passionate about and you will enjoy it – Geoff Leask, CEO at Young Enterprise Scotland
Apr 11, 2016 • 53 min
Geoff Leak, CEO at Young Enterprise Scotland. YES is a leading charity providing a wide range of programmes for young people aged 5–25, giving them the opportunity to develop their full potential and inspiring and preparing them to learn and succeed…
ES-029: Story of Entrepreneurial Spark with Lucy-Rose Walker
Mar 27, 2016 • 45 min
Lucy-Rose is the co-founder and Chief Solutions Officer of Entrepreneurial Spark and responsible for the running of the world’s leading free accelerator for start-up and scaleup businesses. An entrepreneur herself, and former business coach, Lucy-Rose has…
ES-028: Take the investments at right time – Jo Chidley, Founder at Beauty Kitchen
Mar 13, 2016 • 33 min
Jo Chidley, Founder of Beauty Kitchen. The business which is making 100% natural beauty and personal care products. A BSc graduate Jo worked for McCurrach and AVON prior to starting up. Interview with Jo Chidley- Topics discussed: What makes an…
ES-027: Declutter and Focus to reach your goals – Colin Gray, Founder at ThePodcastHost
Mar 6, 2016 • 47 min
Colin Gray, Founder and Director at The Podcast Host ltd. If you are thinking about starting a Podcast this is the guy who can help you create and grow your Podcast. Colin has his own Podcast called the Podcraft where he talks mainly about podcasting.…
ES-026: Changing the way small business sell their time – Leah Hutcheon, founder at Appointedd
Feb 21, 2016 • 49 min
Leah Hutcheon is the Founder & CEO of Appointedd, Founded in 2011 Appointedd offers frictionless scheduling for small businesses. This Edinburgh-based startup revolutionising the way small businesses sell their timeslot appointments online. Winner of…
ES-025: ‘99% of the people don’t do the thing they believe in’ – Craig Robertson, Founder Epipole Ltd
Feb 14, 2016 • 28 min
Dr Craig Robertson is the Founder and Managing Director at Epipole ltd which develops intellectual property in the domain of image, data and signal processing with current project being a medical device which is particularly tuned to the detection of…
ES-024: A business bridge between Scotland and India – Aakanksha Sadekar, Kaarada Drilling
Feb 7, 2016 • 36 min
Aakanksha is the co-founder and Business Development Manager of Kaarada Drilling LTD an Oil and Gas Technical Startup Which acts as a bridge between UK based companies wishing to establish presence in Indian oil and gas market. The company in the past 8…
E-023: A ‘Virtual Assistant’ to business clients – Yva Yorston of Boost Business Support
Dec 14, 2015 • 34 min
Yva Yorston is an enthusiastic young entrepreneur and owner of Boost Business Support which provides professional, flexible administrative services to support businesses in achieving their goals by relieving administrative burdens. What that means, in…
E-022: Interview with Mindmate app – An assistance app for people who live with Dementia
Dec 8, 2015 • 31 min
Susanne Mitschke and Patrick Renner founders of MindMate app. MindMate is an award winning assistance app for people who live with dementia, their carers and family members. Mindmate has won numerous awards including Winner of the Enterprise Pathway…
E-021: Interview with young EDGE winner Nicholas Findlay, Founder at Edinburgh Room Rentals LTD
Dec 6, 2015 • 31 min
Nicholas Findlay is the Founder and Director at Edinburgh room rentals ltd (http://edinburghroomrentals.co.uk) which is soon going to be city room rentals, a specialist niche Booking Management and Advertising company with a core focus of delivering…
E-020: From selling toys at 8 to running multi-million pound businesses. Journey of Brian Williamson, Managing Director at Jumpstart
Dec 6, 2015 • 89 min
Brian Williamson is the Managing Director at Jumpstart ltd (www.jumpstartuk.co.uk/). Jumpstart is the UK’s leading R&D tax credit specialist. Brian has been running companies at board level for the best part of last 3 decades. Brian is also Managing…
E-019: Duncan Skinner and The Glencraft Ltd
Nov 29, 2015 • 51 min
Duncan Skinner is the Chairman of Glencraft limited (http://glencraft.co.uk/) which is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality, handcrafted beds and mattresses. A company which was placed into liquidation in 2009 won Social Enterprise of the year at…
E-018: First Scottish woman to win Queens Award – Margaret Gibson, CEO at Womens Enterprise Scotland
Nov 23, 2015 • 48 min
Margaret Gibson, CEO at Women’s Enterprise Scotland (wescotland.co.uk/). WES helps to create an entrepreneurial environment where women led businesses can flourish and grow, working in partnership with the business eco-system of Scotland. M setup her…
E-017: Inventing a Rape Alarm – Entrepreneurial journey of Rebecca Pick
Nov 17, 2015 • 25 min
Rebecca Pick is the Founder and Managing Director of Pick Protection Ltd. Pick Protection (pickprotection.com/) is a Glasgow based start up developing personal attack and lone worker alarm solutions for the personal security market segment one of which is…
E-016: Interview with BBC Apprentice participant Aisha Kasim
Nov 15, 2015 • 39 min
Aisha Kasim is the Founder and owner at Madame Hair which provides high quality hair extensions, wigs and hair pieces. It was founded in 2007 by Aisha and expanded to different cities in 2009, the business then moved online at madamehair.com. Aisha is…
E-015: From sales assistant at SPAR to participating in BBC Dragon’s Den – David Kellock of Trtl
Nov 10, 2015 • 44 min
David Kellock is co-founder and Technical Director at Trtl Pillow (trtl.co.uk/). Trtl Pillow is an evolution in travel pillow design; it provides more comfort and neck support than any travel pillow in the world, it packs small and weighs no more than a…
E-014: From £1000 savings to £1.2M turnover in just 3years – Story of MadeBrave
Nov 8, 2015 • 27 min
Andrew Dobbie is the Founder and Managing Director of Scotland’s fastest growing design & digital creative agency, MadeBrave (madebrave.com/). MadeBrave is serving national & international brands including SKY, IBM, Aggrekko, Flavourly.com, The SSE Hydro,…
E-013: From fisheries consultant to speaking at the same event as George Clooney
Nov 1, 2015 • 51 min
Errin Todd is the Co-inventor and CEO of Lobster Pod (www.lobsterpod.co.uk/). The Lobster Pod is an innovative, patent pending live shellfish storage and transportation system which will increase the survival rate of shellfish during transit to 99% from…
E-012: From a business with £20 investment to winning UK entrepreneur of the year award.
Oct 25, 2015 • 52 min
Gary McEwan is the CEO at Elevator UK which was earlier known as Enterprise north east trust. Gary is very entrepreneurial since he was 5 and he started almost a dozen companies in his career so far and now running elevator. He also won UK Entrepreneur of…
E-011: From Accountant to CEO of a third sector organisation with 600 staff. Journey of Karen Arthur
Oct 18, 2015 • 32 min
Karen Arthur is the CEO at Inspire. Inspire is a Scottish charity empowering the life choices of hundreds of adults, young people and children with learning disabilities and additional support needs in north east Scotland.The organisation provides a range…
E-010: Interview with Peter Henderson, Founder and Director at Pisys
Oct 11, 2015 • 38 min
Peter Henderson is the Founder and Director at Pisys a Scottish Technology company specialising in providing software tools for simulation, compliance and oilfield integrity management. Pisys also owns IT support firm Pisys.net. Peter started his career…
E-009: Mike Watson of ABN, a serial entrepreneur who never raised funding from investors.
Oct 4, 2015 • 25 min
Mike Watson is a Publisher at Scottish Business News Network, Aberdeen Business News and owner of Soap Factory. If you dont know what Soap Factory is, it is a small business hub which provides co-working space and virtual office for small business in…
E-008: Joined politics at 14, became a Councillor at 21 and MP at 29. Journey of Kirsty Blackman MP Aberdeen North
Sep 27, 2015 • 31 min
Journey to becoming an MP: Kirsty Blackman MP Aberdeen North Kirsty Blackman is a SNP MP for Aberdeen north. Kirsty has been a councillor of Aberdeen north since 2007 and she has been campaigning for SNP ever since she is 14years old. Kirsty is a mother…
E-007: Graeme Gordon, From Sales manager at a retail shop to CEO of IFB, an IT services company
Sep 20, 2015 • 34 min
Graeme Gordon is the CEO of IFB stands for Internet For Business an amazing IT services company. He has been with IFB ever since it started as operations director and 3yrs ago promoted to CEO. Graeme was also board member of ScotlandIS and Aberdeen &…
E-006: Launching a company of the future with Janice Grant Shaw of Company connecting
Sep 13, 2015 • 24 min
Janice Grant Shaw, Founder of Company Connecting Janice has 36 years of experience in IT industry and recently lunched Company Connecting in late July 2015. Company Connecting helps tech business’ connect AND be found by any company interested in tech…
E-005: From leaving school at 15 with no qualifications to building a multi-million pound company.
Sep 6, 2015 • 29 min
Murray Kerr is the Founder and Managing Director of SengS subsea engineering solutions. Murray left school at 15 with no qualifications and began his career with the Royal Navy. In 2012, Murray remortgaged his home in order to start his own business,…
E-004: Bill Whibley – From being made redundant to owner of company with £1m revenue.
Aug 30, 2015 • 39 min
Bill Whibley: Founder and Managing Director of Aventa Systems Bill is the Founder and Managing Director of Aventa Systems, an Aberdeen based software consultancy specialising in production data management systems (PDMS) for the oil & gas industry. Bill…
E-003: Rosie O’Hara on coping and how to pick yourself and dust yourself down and start all over again and again
Aug 30, 2015 • 36 min
Rosie O’Hara is a career development coach with 35 years of experience in business. Rosie worked in few different jobs including Mechanical engineer, German language translator, Bakery owner and now career development coach through her firm…
E-002: From building estimator to Founder of £2M revenue generating IT solutions company.
Jul 13, 2015 • 57 min
Rob Hamilton: Founder and CEO of Dynamic Edge solutions limited Every startup has a story. Rob Hamilton is an Aberdeen based entrepreneur who went through a roller coaster ride to make his startup work. Rob is a business owner, entrepreneur and proud Dad…
E-001: Introduction to Entrepreneurs Aberdeen. Why, What and How?
Jul 5, 2015 • 4 min
Welcome to my podcast ‘Entrepreneurs Aberdeen’ where I chat with successful entrepreneurs and CEOs daily. I will ask questions about their journey, how they started, how they got the idea, funding, best moments, worst moments, personal habits and advice…