Grow your business through the power of networking.
Join our Business Networking Event in May. The event will take place in the city centre of Edinburgh in the historic branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, located in St Andrew Square.
Back by popular demand, Scotland’s Mister Networking Colin McKeand will share his top tips on building strategy for your networking, so it pays back.
After presentations we invite all guests to deliver a 30 seconds introduction of their business during speed networking session, which will be followed by 1:1 networking 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. Our informal networking will continue at a local pub.
This event is dedicated to diverse groups of entrepreneurs interested in developing business connections in Scotland. Our delegates represent a rich mix of sectors: retail, services, construction and trade. There will also be opportunities to talk to businesses interested in exporting to Poland and other CEE Regions.
See you there!
17:50 Official opening
18:00 – 18:30 Guest Speakers Presentations
18:30 Speed Networking: 30 seconds to introduce your business
18:50 Informal networking, one-to-one discussions
The Organisers reserve the right to alter the content of the programme and change event’s details.
Colin McKead, Networking Training, Events and Support
Often referred to as ‘Scotland’s Mister Networking’ Colin McKeand is one of Scotland’s leading Business Networking Skills Trainers and Sought after Speaker. For 20 years he has used face-to-face networking as a key business tool in running several successful businesses. Colin is now training, advising, coaching and helping individuals and businesses of all sizes and types in the art of effective networking that delivers real results and returns on investment. He also runs his own networking events, meetings and seminars and gives advice to others in this area. If you want to know what’s happening on the networking circuit in Scotland look no further.
Colin will help you Understand what Networking is and Importantly what it Isn’t Develop a networking strategy that will bring more contacts, referrals and new clients. How to move around a room confidently and speak to strangers. Explain how to create a lasting impression and stand out from the competition Learn to ask the right questions and respond to questions. To “Follow Up” new connections Find the networking groups and events that are right for you.
Jo MacLennan, MacLennan Norman
Jo is Joint Managing Director of MacLennan Norman, a consultancy business specialising in organisational development and strategic change to improve a businesses performance. Jo’s client base spreads across the private, public and third sector. Amongst Jo’s expertise she is a qualified mediator and specialises in alternative dispute resolution within: workplace and employee situations, commercial/construction issues and medical negligence. She is also an appointed mediator on the Edinburgh Sheriff Court panel and MacLennan Norman is a member of the Scottish Mediation Network. Jo holds a number of Non Executive Director positions, her portfolio includes: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Link Living and she also sits on the British Red Cross Lothian Ball Committee.