Poles in Scotland have shown a marked propensity to set up their own businesses. The main sector that Polish-owned businesses specialise in Scotland and the UK is construction.
Over the years, Polish builders have established an enviable reputation for quality and value for money; solid workmanship, a timely delivery of projects and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Now, PBLINK, the premier networking organisation for Polish and diverse entrepreneurs in the UK, will be holding its first sector-based event in Scotland, focused on construction.
The event is aimed at anyone interested in this sector – architects and engineers, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and importers of building materials. Shortly after registration we will have our guest speakers presentation following by Q&A.
After formal part we invite all guests to deliver 30 seconds introduction of their business during speed networking session in a relaxed, informal atmosphere over a snack and a drink. Every delegate will have the opportunity to network and exchange business cards with all other guests as well as with our speakers.
18:15 Opening and welcoming
18:20-19:00 Guest speakers presentations.
– Finance options for your Construction Business in Scotland? Ken Russell, Aston Leisure Limited
– The necessary evil of health and safety risk assessments and method statements, Keith Harrhy, Robert Richards Associates Limited
19:00 Speed networking: introduce yourself and your business in 30 sec.
19:30 Informal networking and 1-2-1 discussions with experts
The Organisers reserve the right to alter the content of the programme and change event’s details.
Keith Harrhy, Robert Richards Associates Limited
I am a highly motivated safety professional with over 10 years experience within the Health and Safety Industry.
I work with many industry sectors including Events; Public Safety; Oil & Gas; Renewable Energy (wind turbines); Construction; Agricultural; science and laboratory; educational (schools, colleges and SEN); retail (including Blue Chip companies); residential (hotels, B&B’s, housing associations, care homes) and various office based commercial and local authority organisations.
Outside of work I am huge sports fan (playing and watching). Rugby has always been my main sport but I also enjoy snowboarding, cycling and weights training.
I am very passionate about my chosen career and always strive to deliver an excellent level of service for all my clients.
Ken Russell, Aston Leisure Limited
Develop your business by my introductions to high profile connections and be mentored by a highly successful business owner with over 40 years of experience
As your Mentor I am your affordable and independent counsel always available as your sounding board and impartial adviser. The affordable and most connected go to mentor for owner managed businesses across multi – sectors.
My key achievements include successfully managing companies with 200+ employees for over 40 years. Managing Investors in People Accreditation and BSI Registered Firm status. Achieving a well above average number of National Construction Industry Awards for Quality Projects and a combined 35 years of major Motor Industry Awards including UK Audi/VW Dealer of the Year (1989)
Specialities ; Independent Chairman & Mentor with multi sector experience including Construction, Road Haulage, Caravan Main Dealer, Biomass Installer, Marketing Consultancy, Clinical Osteopathy Practice and private one to one mentoring of business owners.