• ES Annual Summit 2020

    Global Mindset: Moving beyond our limits

  • Please join us...

    The ES Annual Summit is on Thursday 02 April. Now in its 24th year, it has become the 'must attend' event for Scotland’s entrepreneurial leaders and change makers. The theme of our Annual Summit builds on the global mindset theme of 2018 and 2019.


    ‘Global Mindset: Moving beyond our limits' will focus on the opportunities, challenges and unexpected trends entrepreneurial leaders typically face and the need to 'think differently' when overcoming common growth obstacles. You'll hear from a stellar line up of speakers, each with their unique story to tell as they reflect on the important role that adopting a global mindset has had on their entrepreneurial success.


    The ES Summit is for Scotland's entrepreneurial community and brings together like minded leaders, hungry to learn and connect for a day of invaluable learning, inspiration and networking.

  • Hear from our Chairman

    Our Summit is always an inspirational day – with the opportunity to network with peers, engage in high value conversations and hear insights and experiences of others; the Summit is FUN, ENERGETIC AND HIGHLY VISUAL.


    Hear from ES Chairman, Colin Robertson on the value of attending the ES Annual Summit.

    Don't just take our word for it

    Hear from past delegate Lucinda Rivers of Unicef on the value of attending the ES Annual Summit.

    Don't Just Take Our Word For It

    Hear from past delegate, Peter Telfer of Urqhuart Opticians on the value of attending the ES Annual Summit.

  • Scotland PLC and The Change Makers

    Amidst an uncertain national and global economic backdrop, we need to ensure that Scotland's change makers play their part. ONS (office of national statistics) data suggests that we have more work to do in the scale up arena and that to create long term competitive advantage, achieve economic growth and increase jobs and international reach, we need more organisations in Scotland to scale up.


    ES has a leading role to support the heroes who are out there building and growing organisations across private, public and social sectors. We need you to play your part. Be part of the ES Annual Summit 2020 and contribute to the future success of Scotland PLC.

  • Join the conversation...

    The ES Annual Summit 2020 welcomes all entrepreneurial leaders and will bring together ecosystem partners, business leaders at all stages who are growing and leading organisations AND those who are aspiring to grow and scale their organisations in global markets; investors, plus our corporate partners and sponsors.

    Cazenove Capital has been helping entrepreneurs preserve and grow the wealth created through their endeavours for over 200 years. We are delighted to welcome them as our Headline Sponsor for the 4th consecutive year.


    Come to meet and have high value interactions with like-minded peers and successful entrepreneurial leaders from all sectors (not just your own). Our speakers and panel sessions will captivate and leave you feeling inspired. Our promise to you is that you will leave reinvigorated and with a renewed sense of purpose.


    Summit brings together individuals who not only share the vision to make Scotland more entrepreneurial, but who are bringing that vision to life. Please join us...

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  • Inspiring Speakers

    More to be announced very soon...

    Iain Anderson

    Chairman, Cicero Group

    Summit Chair

    Steve Coates

    CEO, Brainnwave


    Jacqui Gale

    CEO, Wax Lyrical


    Celia Hodson

    Founder, HeyGirls









    Chairman, McAffee Capital


    Emma Sinclair MBE

    Co-Founder, Enterprise Alumni


  • Insightful Masterclasses

    Delegates have the opportunity to join one of our masterclass sessions on the day.

    Once you have booked your ES Annual Summit ticket we will send you the link to reserve your place.

    Insights - Self-Awareness For Success

    Andy Lothian - Group CEO, Insights


    The world of work is changing, and the decade ahead is predicted to be turbulent and self-awareness is your competitive advantage. Self-aware people are self-assured and make better decisions – quicker. Understanding their workstyle, they are more productive. They know how to influence peers & leaders, can develop higher-value customer relationships, and are a voice of positivity within teams.

    Increased self-awareness helps you develop those brilliant ‘human skills’ of curiosity, listening, empathy, understanding, ingenuity, and teamwork. Those skills enable you to respond positively to whatever change you face and be successful entrepreneurs, leaders and business-people.


    Join Insights Group CEO Andy Lothian for his masterclass on how increased self-awareness and improved human skills can help you become successful entrepreneurs and build successful organisations.

    Funneling To Scaling & Predictability...And Beyond

    Professor Leslie Charm, Babson College

    Prediction enables scaling. As a Board Member for multiple firms owned and operated by entrepreneurs, Babson’s professor Les Charm comments that ‘until we get predictability no-one is in control of growth’. So how do CEO Leaders introduce predictable lead generation as a tool to create predictable revenue?


    Les will identify the art of ‘funnelling’ as the key to scaling and predictability; noting that the more maths you can put to it the more you can predict outcomes!

    How does marketing input affect the funnel and outcome? How does sales activity affect the funnel and outcome?


    Join Les for an interactive masterclass that will help you understand how to predict your revenue 4 months from today – and how that, in turn allows you to scale!


  • Sponsors

    Helping Scotland Grow

    Cazenove Capital

    Headline Sponsor

    A corporate partner of ES and long-established wealth manager who work closely with private clients, families and trusts to provide portfolio management, wealth planning and banking and treasury Services. Cazenove Capital has been helping entrepreneurs preserve and grow the wealth created through their endeavours for over 200 years.

  • Inspiration In Gleneagles

    A world class venue set in the heart of the Scottish countryside, Gleneagles provides the perfect setting to take time out of the business to invest in your own development, learning and well-being and has been the home of the ES Annual Summit for over a decade.