• 23 Jun 2022
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IoD Scotland Director of the Year Leadership Series - Thought Leadership

Join us online for the first of IoD Scotland’s leadership workshop with our headline sponsor and winner of the Young Director of the Year category for 2022.

Through sharing practical insights – “been there; done that” … this session will help leaders take stock and review their own priorities and performance.

Delivered by Lesley Gilmartin, Director LHH and Kathryn Strachan, Director of the Year - Young 

Whether starting a new business, re-aligning an existing business or dealing with the on-going structural and cultural developments of running a business in 2022, how do leaders take time, take stock and ensure that the business is all that it can be.  

In this session, Lesley and Kathryn will share information and insights into how leaders can balance the demands of success today with the planning for success tomorrow – basically, getting the vision off the page to making it reality, and what can more established business learn from the new guys?

Being clear: being bold – there is no doubt that clarity of vision, mission, strategy etc is critical to any business.

When leading a business, how do you ensure that:

  • These are strong enabling foundations (and not just posters on the wall)?
  • These are lived and breathed, and delivered, every day by everyone?

Review and stretch – ensuring the business is ready for anything.  How do you lead a business in such a way that the core (what ever that is for your business) is secure and future plans are ambitions are agile around it?  


Kathryn Strachan Managing Director of Copy House Ltd

Kathryn Strachan is the owner and Managing Director of Copy House Ltd, an award-winning content marketing agency specialising in technology and FinTech content.

Kathryn started her career agency-side before striking out on her own. She’s taken Copy House from ground zero to nearly £1 million turnover within two years, turning Copy House into a successful technology content marketing agency.

As well as managing Copy House, Kathryn is a respected Forbes contributor and industry speaker featuring at events like MoneyNext, Semrush and more. She regularly speaks on topics like SEO, customer-centric content, technology marketing, agency culture, leadership and female entrepreneurship

Lesley Gilmartin Director, LHH Recruitment Solutions

Lesley Gilmartin, Director, LHH Recruitment Solutions   

Lesley is a business leader and skilled project manager who delivers complex people projects for public, not-for-profit and private sector organisations. Prior to joining LHH Recruitment Solutions (formerly Badenoch + Clark) 8 years ago, Lesley worked in a variety of senior people-related roles in public sector and private business, and for 10 years ran her own consultancy business delivering HR solutions to clients. She therefore has had exposure to a wide variety of business situations and cultures.

As well as delivering executive search campaigns, Lesley leads B+C’s consultancy business, Leadership Services. Whether leadership development, coaching, mentoring or senior team development, she is more than delighted to speak with anyone (and probably wax lyrical!) around people issues. Lesley is an experienced conference speaker and regular contributor of articles and research via LinkedIn, and her pragmatic and no-nonsense advice is well received … “ I can’t believe how much I agree with Lesley Gilmartin”

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