Entrepreneurial Scotland – the organisation charged with developing future business talent – has unveiled two high-profile speakers from the business world for its annual conference at Gleneagles Hotel.

Mike Soutar, co-founder of Shortlist Media and a regular on the BBC TV programme, The Apprentice, and Jo Fairley, founder of chocolate brand, Green and Blacks, will take to the stage to share their entrepreneurial expertise at the annual ES Summit on April 25.

They are the first speakers to be announced in what promises to be an impressive line-up of entrepreneurial luminaries taking part in Scotland’s premier business networking event.

Building on the 2018 ‘Global Mindset’ theme, the ES Annual Summit will focus on the key issues for high growth organisations in Scotland. Attendees will learn first-hand what inspires and concerns business leaders and get insider advice on developing a global mindset as a tool for growth and productivity.  

Cazenove Capital is again supporting ES Summit 2019 as headline partner, with DC Thomson as summit media partners. Tickets for the conference and the dinner will go on general release on 1 February. (ES members can ensure their place by booking now.)

Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland said: “To be truly world-class, you have to surround yourself with world-class visionaries, innovators and changemakers. Every year, we energise and encourage our audience to broaden their minds, with an inspirational programme featuring some of the world’s best entrepreneurial talent.

“Feedback from our conference is always outstanding and I expect this year to be no exception, as we build on the success of previous years. I look forward to Jo and Mike sharing some fascinating insights into their personal journeys and I shall reveal more of our programme soon.”

Bob Hair, Head of Edinburgh Office, Cazenove Capital, said: “Cazenove is thrilled to partner again with Entrepreneurial Scotland and show our continued commitment to entrepreneurship. Cazenove have some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs amongst our clients and I am sure that the attendees at next spring’s ES Annual Summit will learn so much from another brilliant line up of speakers as they share their insights.”