Focus Breakfast - Social Media and PR
Date: Thursday 29th of September, 9.00am (registration at 8.45am)
An Evening with Ajmal Mushtaq
Date: Postponed Until September date tbc- , 6.30pm (registration)
Ajmal became Scotland's Chef of the Year for 2011 recently, and runs an award winning Indian restaurant.
Business speaking is a major passion of his and his background is in Management Consultancy. He has previously delivered multi-million pound projects (up to £400million) for some of the biggest companies in the UK/world. He has taken the best of the strategies from the Fortune 500 and developed a Business Model over a three year period. This business model can be applied to any company and will yield great results. Ajmal speaks in a language that the entrepreneurs and business owners really understand and will share practical strategies that you can implement with ease.
Sir Tom Farmer, Date TBC - Members Only
Farmer founded his own tyre retailing business which he sold in 1969 for £450,000. Farmer "retired" to the United States, but became bored and decided to find a new challenge. He returned to Edinburgh to found the Kwik Fit chain of garages in 1971. The firm grew quickly, mainly through acquisition, including opening in the Netherlands in 1975. Known to be involved in fitting tyres of customers' cars, Farmer was named Scottish Businessman of the Year in 1989. After building the chain to become the world's largest independent tyre and automotive repair specialists with over 2,000 centres operating in 18 different countries, Farmer sold the firm to Ford in 1999 for more than £1 billion. He is the first Scot to be awarded the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medal for philanthropy.
Ian Suttie, Date TBC
Aberdeen-based tycoon Ian Suttie, has seen his stake in First Oil grow to £90m. He also has a £45m holding in oil operation Nautronix and other assets.