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Riverside Inverclyde And Entrepreneurial Scotland Event Success With Andy Lothian

Above: 'An Evening With' saw over 35 business in attendance to hear from Andy Lothian

Riverside Inverclyde (Ri) and Entrepreneurial Scotland are celebrating after the second in a series of talks from some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs was hailed a success by attendees.

The event with guest speaker Andy Lothian, Group CEO of Insights, attracted attendees from as far as Switzerland as well as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Ayrshire's.  It was held on 6 November 2018 at the Custom House in Greenock.

Insights, which was started by Andy and his father Andi over two decades ago, is a people development company with its Headquarters based in Dundee and with close to 50 offices based all over the globe and a multi-million turnover.

Andy - who hails from Dundee - is the Chair of Dundee Heritage Trust, which is the custodian of Captain Scott's RRS Discovery as well as being a member of the Dundee City Strategic Advisory Group.

With the evening being Andy’s first visit to Greenock, he likened the ongoing regeneration in Inverclyde to what is happening currently in Dundee, highlighting the changes and some of the future opportunities to the attendees.

The event followed the inaugural Ri and Entrepreneurial Scotland evening with Jim McColl OBE held in August 2018.

Above L-R: Andrew Bowman (Ri), Andy Lothian (Insights), Helen McCormick (ES) and Cathy Craig (ES)

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment at Riverside Inverclyde said:

“We are grateful to Andy for giving up his personal time to engage with the Entrepreneurial Scotland network in Inverclyde. His open, engaging and personable style made for an exceptional event.

Ri continues to work in partnership with Entrepreneurial Scotland to support, mentor and educate the current and future entrepreneurs in Inverclyde and we look forward to further developing our events programme in 2019.”

Helen McCormick, Regional Development Manager at Entrepreneurial Scotland said:

"Andy shared some great business learning with the audience.  He was engaging, inspiring and very funny.  

“It's been great working in partnership with Ri to bring high calibre speakers and masterclasses to Inverclyde. Our aim is to help local entrepreneurs to scale and develop their business skills and grow their networks while showcasing Inverclyde to a wider business network.”  

The next Ri and Entrepreneurial Scotland event is scheduled to take place in 2019 with further details released in the next few weeks.

To find out more about joining Entrepreneurial Scotland contact Helen on 0141 444 7214 or email: helen.mccormick@entrepreneurialscotland.com

For more information regarding Insights please visit: https://www.insights.com/

To view all of the images from the night, please visit the Ri Facebook page here.  Pictures courtesy of One Big Picture Photography.

Published: 14 November 2018