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Competition: Survival of the Fittest.

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Competition | Survival Of The Fittest

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 16:00 - 18:00

Codebase, Event Space, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9DZ

Join us on Thursday, 12 April for the first in our series of #HighGrowthLive events for 2018.

After last year’s successful series, the Barclays High Growth & Entrepreneur team are back and have joined forces with four exceptional panellists for a must-see discussion about competition. We'll be exploring how to stay ahead of your competitors, how to ‘be disruptive’, and when it could be the right time to join forces with your competition.

Join Richard Heggie, Co-Head of High Growth and Entrepreneurs at Barclays, for this lively discussion with the following speakers:

Bob Keiller, CBE, Chairman of Scottish Enterprise
Bob Keiller was appointed Chairman of Scottish Enterprise in January 2016. Bob has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1986. In November 2012 he became CEO of Wood Group, an international energy services with $7 billion (USD) sales, over 40,000 employees and operations in more than 50 countries to which he stepped down from Wood Group in December 2015. 

In 2011 Bob was voted ''Scottish Male Business Leader of the Year'' at the Scottish Leadership awards. Bob provides mentoring and support for ambitious business leaders and social enterprises, he was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours list. 

Marie Macklin, CBE, Founder of The HALO Regeneration Company
The HALO brand is an imaginative, innovative and inspirational urban regeneration initiative to revitalise former vacant land set within communities which are experiencing economic challenges. Marie is the Founder and Executive Chair of Macklin Enterprise Partnerships, investing in businesses and providing start up and management advice to selected entrepreneurs. 

In 2017, Marie was named Business Woman of the Year by Business Women Scotland and Women's Enterprise Scotland. Marie was awarded a CBE in the Queen's 2014 New Year's Honours List for Services to Economic Regeneration and Entrepreneurship in Scotland.

Cally Russell, CEO of Mallzee
Cally Russell is a CEO of Mallzee, the UK’s leading multi-retailer shopping app. Mallzee was started in 2013 by 30 year old Cally Russell who spotted an opportunity to ‘fix’ the broken experience that was shopping on mobile. 

From a standing start in December 2012 the Dundee University Graduate, with no background in technology, has grown Mallzee to employee 25 people, raised over £5m in investment and won a range of tech, fashion and entrepreneurial awards. Mallzee now has over 1.4 million downloads and Cally was selected by Forbes for their prestigious 30 under 30 European Influencers list.

John Watson, Operating Principal, Global Infrastructure Partners
John Watson joined Global Infrastructure Partners as an Operating Principal in 2013 and was the Chief Commercial Officer of Edinburgh Airport Limited until June 2017. Prior to this, John was the Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group's SME Lending business where he was tasked with transforming the performance of the $50bn loan book during the 2006 bank liquidity crisis.  John was also a founding Board Director of the Business Growth Fund PLC.

Registration for this event is on a first come first served basis, please register now to confirm your place.



Arrival and registration


Welcome and introduction


Panel commences


Q+A on Twitter using #HighGrowthLive


Networking drinks


Event close

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Earlier Event: April 9
CodeBase Yoga
Later Event: April 10
Two Way Patch Morning Tea Protest