Entrepreneurial Scotland and Cazenove elevate entrepreneurial opportunities

Dylan Macdonaldblog

Scotland’s entrepreneurs are set to benefit from a major new partnership between Cazenove Capital, the premier provider of personalised wealth management services, and Entrepreneurial Scotland, the country’s leading organisation for entrepreneurial leaders.

Cazenove Capital has teamed up with Entrepreneurial Scotland to become a corporate partner and will act as lead sponsor at Entrepreneurial Scotland’s annual conference next week which brings together 300 of Scotland’s business leaders. The ES Summit will take place on Thursday 4th May at the Gleneagles Hotel focusing on the theme of scale-ups and Cazenove Capital will have an integral role.

ES Summit speakers include:

  • Bill McRaith, Chief Supply Chain Officer at PVH, the parent brand to multiple international brands including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger;
  • Maureen McGuire, former Chief Marketing Officer at Bloomberg;
  • Sharan Pasricha, Chief Executive of Ennismore – owner of Gleneagles;
  • Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2016, Chris Gauld, Chief Exec of Spark Energy;
  • Tech entrepreneur Jess Butcher, co-founder of Blippar;
  • Sherry Coutu CBE, Chair of the Scale Up Institute;
  • Marty Bell and Kris Reid, co-founders of Tens Sunglasses;
  • Mark Hogarth, Creative Director at Harris Tweed;
  • Claire Howell, Chief Executive at RedCo;
  • and the latest speaker to be announced, Gregor Townsend, head coach of theGlasgow Warriors, and set to become head coach of the Scotland national rugby team in June 2017.

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s networks include more than 1,000 of Scotland’s current

and future entrepreneurial leaders, who collectively employ more than 150,000 people and generate revenues of around £17 billion a year.

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s corporate partners provide its members with access to expertise, experience and resources to help them grow and scale their businesses. Cazenove Capital joins the ES group of corporate partners that includes: accountancy firms EY and Johnston Carmichael; law firms Pinsent Masons and Turcan Connell; economic development agency Scottish Enterprise and the leading investment bank UBS.

Bob Hair, Wealth Planning Director and Head of Cazenove Capital’s Edinburgh Office, said:

“Entrepreneurs are fast becoming key drivers of Scotland’s future prosperity. We have been helping entrepreneurs preserve and grow the wealth created through their endeavours for over 200 years. Our client’s future prosperity is our focus and we are delighted to support Entrepreneurial Scotland (ES) – making our global experience, local resources and network available to ES members.”

Sandy Kennedy, CEO of Entrepreneurial Scotland, added:

“We limit our corporate partners to key organisations with a significant presence in the Scottish business community, a track record of backing entrepreneurial leaders and for encouraging business growth, and who can offer distinct value to our members.

“We welcome Cazenove’s expertise, experience and resources to help to fulfil our vision by inspiring and developing Scotland’s entrepreneurial leaders and achieving our ambition of Scotland becoming the most entrepreneurial society in the world”

Entrepreneurial Scotland recently announced it is also joining forces with The Hunter Foundation and Scotland CAN DO to deliver a new scale-up leadership programme. This initiative aims to respond to the growing body of evidence that Scotland needs to increase the number of scale-up companies as a means to create more high quality jobs, improve productivity and drive overall economic growth.