• ES Momentum

    ES Momentum is a series of panel & speaker events / blogs / videos and online discussions that ES has put in place to support our community during these challenging times.


  • Moving Forward, Together!

    We are living in unprecedented times and it needs people, like you to step to the fore. It will l be the entrepreneurs, innovators, changemakers - people like you - who will shape our future, moving forward.



    ES Momentum Series Sponsored By:

  • Personal Reflections

    From Chief Executive Sandy Kennedy, Three Weeks On...

    Personal Reflections

    From Chief Executive Sandy Kennedy

    'Two Weeks On...'

    Personal Reflections

    From Chief Executive Sandy Kennedy

    'One Week On'

    Personal Reflections

    From Chief Executive Sandy Kennedy

    'ES Has Gone Remote'

  • Upcoming Virtual Events...

    Leadership, at every level, is being tested in a way that it has never been tested before. Staying connected, even virtually is the most important thing we can do for our businesses, our teams and each other. We want you to know that Entrepreneurial Scotland is here for you.
    No one does it alone. By continuing to work and learn as an entrepreneurial community we grow stronger, together. Being virtual does not have to mean being alone.

    Session 7: Virtual Session - SOLD OUT

    Push. Prepare. Pivot - How To Create A 90 Day Strategy Plan


    Date: Wednesday 15th April

    Time: 10.30 am - 11.45 am

    Audience: ES Members | eVolve Participants

    Speakers: Joe Trodden, Mindset Experts


    Given the increased levels of uncertainty at the moment, many businesses are reviewing their strategic approach and shortening their planning horizons. Whether you are rethinking your business model, your operational methods or entirely new markets, the team are going to need a coherent plan that they can get behind. This can be an unusual adjustment to make, and requires a different mindset in planning, reporting and working together.


    In the session we will cover:

    • Considerations for your short term strategic approach
    • How to make strategic decisions in an ever-changing environment
    • How to determine the priorities
    • Creating the 90 day strategy plan
    • How to use it with your team


    This will be an interactive session where you will develop your plan as we work through it, meaning you leave with an actionable framework that you can take forward and implement in your organisation.


    Preparation: Please email your questions to the panel in advance of the webinar to kirsty.french@entrepreneurialscotland.com


    Please note. This session is now SOLD OUT. If you want to join our waitlist, please do so below.


    Trouble booking?

    Please email laura.salmond@entrepreneurialscotland.com and you will be added to the waitlist.

    Virtual International Insight

    From The World Leaders In Entrepreneurial Thought & Action

    We are delighted that our Saltire Leader Programme Partners, Babson College have quickly responded to your needs by offering some complimentary bitesize insights. Webinar hosts include faculty heads like Jay Rao. We strongly recommend Saltire Leaders, Alumni and the wider Entrepreneurial Leadership Community engage in this learning opportunity with the world's #1 college for entrepreneurial thought and action.

    How To Identify Opportunities In A Crisis

    Thursday 9th April - 17:00 - 17:45

    Hear how entrepreneurial leaders actively convert setbacks into new opportunities.

    Tuesday 14th April 17:00 - 17:45

    Learn how to change your company’s competitive game in the market—short- and long-term.

    "While these dramatic shifts bring change, they also present opportunities for entrepreneurial leaders to thrive. With an entrepreneurial mindset, individuals can navigate uncertainty and harness their creativity to innovate..." Karen Herbert - Maccaro, CEO, Babson Executive Education"


    No risk registration is open for our October Saltire Leaders Programme with Babson, which we believe will be the most important leadership cohort we have ever brought together.

    For more information on the programme, contact Jules Lancastle.

  • Apply For An Hour of Mentoring

    'Think Speed Dating For Your Business'

    DATE: Tuesday 12th May

    LOCATION: Zoom Virtual Meeting (TIMINGS: TBC)

    TIER: ES Members |Growing & Leading

    Apply before 21st April here


    Need need the undivided attention of an experienced business mentor to focus solely on you or your business? Then this event is not to be missed! Our Mentors are leaders in their field and will dedicate an hour of their time to provide you with expert guidance and advice on your current business challenges.


    We’re excited to share our mentor line up:

    Sandy Kennedy

    Connector. Collaborator. Visionary.

    Sandy Kennedy is the Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland. Its vision is, working with others, to inspire and develop Scotland's people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

    Sandy’s commercial background includes the successful startup of Bowie Castlebank Group’s online and direct business. He joined 3i, the venture capital firm, in 1996 and worked on a mix of traditional leveraged deals and tech venture capital. Educated at Cambridge University he became a qualified lawyer with Ashursts in London. In 2000, he won the Chris Hill Prize for best overall MBA student at Strathclyde.

    Sandy is passionate about Scotland's latent potential and how this can be unlocked through entrepreneurship and developing high potential talent.

    Colette Grant

    Coach. Mentor

    Colette, co-founded Grant Property a leading Property Investment and Management Business over 20 years ago and in July 2019 exited to expanding her Coaching and Mentoring Business ‘Optimise Your Potential’ www.optimise.global and her other corporate interests, namely at Entrepreneurial Scotland, its Foundation and The Saltire Programmes.


    As a certified Transformational Coach and Mentor, People, their state of mind and creativity are at the heart of Colette's focus for growing her clients businesses and careers.


    An advocate of Lifelong learning, Colette leads with individuality that is sometimes imperfectly expressed! Choosing authenticity and passion over perfection every time.

    JC Granier

    Transformational Leader. Innovator

    Joint Managing Director Jean-Christophe Granier, known as JC, left an accomplished legal career with a top Scottish law firm to join the Wilkie Group in late 2012.


    To stay relevant in an industry whose origins date back thousands of years, JC and his team developed their market leading Advanced Textile Technology proposition that has resulted in the Wilkie Group being at the forefront of innovation in the technical textile sector.


    JC was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Transformational Leader Award for both Scotland and the UK.

  • To apply please follow the prompts and complete the required information here before Friday 21st April.


    All mentoring applications will be collated after the closing date and sent to the mentors for review. We will contact you shortly thereafter to advise if your application has been successful. Be clear on what you want to achieve from the session as applications will be judged on 'best fit'.


    Successful applicants will take part in the event on Tuesday 12th May.

  • Advice From Our Corporate Sponsors

    COVID-19 Practical Business Actions to take Now

    Reflections From Johnston Carmichael

    The disruption caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 will vary depending on the nature of your business and the sector you operate in, but the effects will be felt by all. Sandy Manson, Chairman and Head of Client Service at Johnston Carmichael has this video message for members of Entrepreneurial Scotland.

    Johnston Carmichael has also created a guide that sets out a number of practical steps that all businesses, regardless of size and sector, should be taking right now. They will continue to provide updated guidance, particularly on the Government incentives as the details emerge and new announcements are made.

     Visit their practical business actions page now.

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