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IoD Scotland - Learn & Lunch: How Scottish Businesses can win in London and Internationally

25 Jul 2019
IoD Scotland, Edinburgh
Join us for lunch and learn how you can take your business into new markets, increase revenues and if you do it right (we'll show you how) increase profits.

The event will provide businesses leaders with the opportunity to hear from a renowned expert on how to build an international business from Scotland and the practical steps you need to take to start expansion and truly hit the Global Market.

Key details

Date & time: 25 Jul 2019 12:00 - 14:00
Location: IoD Scotland, Edinburgh
CPD Hours: 1.5000

Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Price
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Price

Event manager:
Ms Patricia Huth
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At this event, Russell Dalgleish, Chairman of the Scottish Business Network will deliver an interactive session that will provide attendees with input on the best practices to consider when moving into a new market in London or beyond.

You should attend this event if you are exploring the possibilities of exporting, or are in the early stages of exporting outside Scotland and into London and beyond.

Key takeaways from the event will include:

An overview of the London market and the support available
Secure an insight into what drives true success when going global
Understand why “Scottish” is a competitive advantage when working internationally
Pick up hints and tips on how to de-risk international business
Learn what support and networks are available to help you increase exports

During the session, Russell will also be joined by a fellow Scottish Business Leader who has successful built an international business from Scotland who will share their personal experience, any business challenges faced and key learnings. 



Russell Dalgleish - Serial Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Scottish Business Network

Russell has enjoyed the benefits of a highly successful international career in the technology sector and now focuses his efforts on supporting owners and boards of small and medium size companies to devise and implement growth strategies to create shareholder value. In his earlier career he has held board leadership positions with International companies achieving turnover more than £200m.

Core areas of focus are Leadership, Value Creation and Strategic thinking. He is a regular speaker at events on Leadership in business and has spoken at conferences from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi.

Russell is founding Managing Partner of the advisory group, Exolta Capital Partners, and Founding Chairman Scottish Business Network, the global network supporting Scottish business leaders. Other roles and accolades -

Currently holds eight non-exec and board advisory roles with fast growing business and organisations.
Member of Scotland Trade Board chaired by Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary.
Named as one of the 100 most influential British Entrepreneurs and in thee top 100 most influential figures in technology today.
A member of the Maserati List of business leaders who support the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Scotland: Board member Institute of Directors Scotland, ScotlandIS, Merchant Company of Edinburgh and Asia Scotland Institute.
London: Advisor to Tech Advocates and member of the Mentium Group
International: Board advisor Talent Tech Labs, New York.
Addressing the gender imbalance in business through his support of the Association of Scottish Business Women and Changing the Chemistry.
Advisor to a range of disruption led companies in UK and US.
Investor/Advisor Par Equity angel investor fund.

Russell continues to live in Linlithgow, Scotland with his business interests based from London. Not all work - since turning 50 Russell has have developed a passion for endurance events and can often be found at weekends mud splattered clambering over obstacles and "trying to keep up".

LinkedIn: | Twitter: @russellexolta | Email:



Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Price
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Price


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  • IoD Scotland
  • 10 Charlotte Square
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 4DR

0131 557 5488

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