Sponsors & Supporters
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass.
We are the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Our purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the region.
Our aim is for the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.
W: www.hie.co.uk | E: email@example.com | T: 01463 245245 | @HIEScotland
Insights Learning and Development
Insights is a global leader in self-awareness and people development solutions. It uses a simple and accessible model of personality type based on the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and a broad range of psychometric models of increasing depth.
Insights creates more effective teams by helping people better understand themselves and others, communicate with impact through the framework of a common language, and tackle pressing business challenges, putting people right at the heart of solving issues.
Scotland CAN DO is our statement of intent towards becoming a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation. We want businesses in Scotland to increase their level of innovation and realise their growth ambitions, creating jobs and wealth across the country.
Our Innovation Action Plan is supporting innovation in businesses, sectors and places, using public sector spend to catalyse innovation, and making best use of research, knowledge and talent to drive innovation and growth. Scotland can rise to the global challenges facing us and shape the future.
W: www.gov.scot | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 0300 244 4000| @Scotgov
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership body for Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector. We champion the sector, provide services and debate big issues.
We’re passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve. Along with our community of 2,000+ members, we believe that charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups make Scotland a better place.
We lobby government on policy issues, create jobs for young people and support organisations to embrace and promote digital skills. We also help with day-to-day stuff, like affordable office space, discounted training courses, funding opportunities and information and support to help people set up and run their organisations.
Turcan Connell is one of the UK’s premier private client firms with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. We command a unique position by providing clients with an integrated set of legal services alongside a complete range of tax advice.
Our success is due to the firm’s continued focus on meeting the needs of individuals, families, charities, entrepreneurs and family business owners. We believe that this joined-up, interdisciplinary approach of combining legal and tax skills and expertise really sets Turcan Connell’s solicitors apart and enables us to provide the very best advice and counsel to our clients.
Wheatley Group is one of the UK’s most dynamic, agile and best-performing large housing, care and property-management groups. Its geographic footprint covers 19 local authority areas in Central and South of Scotland, providing homes and services to around 250,000 people.
All organisations within the Wheatley Group remain firmly rooted in their local communities, whilst drawing on the strength, size, scale and resources of the Group to contribute on a regional and national level to affordable housing, care and community regeneration across Scotland.
W: www.wheatley-group.com | E: email@example.com | T: 0800 479 7979 | @WheatleyHousing
Zero Waste Scotland
Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change. Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic and social benefits of a circular economy.
We are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund.
W: www.zerowastescotland.org.uk | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 01786 33930 | @ZeroWasteScot
Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh Business School (EBS) is a graduate school of Heriot-Watt University. We give everyone the chance to study and pursue their dreams on their own terms, so you can take those intellectual risks to rise up and lead the way in the things that matter for tomorrow’s world. Our online postgraduate programmes in business are accessible, affordable and alternative; they give you the freedom to tailor and manage your studies around you and your commitments.
EBS carries out background checks on the Director of the Year finalists, including Companies House records and various other sources through the Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE). The CNE is an independent research centre located within the EBS and carries out applied and theoretical research and specialist consultancy into a wide range of issues. The centre is currently supporting research on gender and boardroom interlocks, finance syndication, social entrepreneurship and career progression. Its projects aim to optimise network interventions and offer policy advice where appropriate. Its research aims to support people to achieve their potential and facilitate business to optimise operations.
W: www.ebsglobal.net/ | E: email@example.com | T: 0131 451 3090| @EBS_Global