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The Entrepreneurial Exchange

The Empire Strikes Back

Focus Dinner

Some of the key attributes in growing or developing a business include drive, determination and stamina combined with the ability to spot and seize on the opportunity.  This focus dinner featured two seasoned entrepreneurs who were willing to share their experiences.


Here are some comments/key tips taken from delegates who attended this event:

"Fantastic - a great inspirational event and I learned loads from the speakers"

"Murray was an excellent chairman.  He was friendly and stimulated conversation and kept to the timetable"

"Steve was thought provoking with some excellent business insights"

"Brian was excellent, lively and engaging"

"Murray was great and the night was absolutely fantastic"

"Steve was fantastic, understated and frank"

"Brian was really inspirational and I could listen to his business experience stories all day"

"Very worthwhile and well put together format.  Correct mix of presentation and Q&A and networking opportunity.  Intresting and thought provoking speakers. The schedule was well controlled from a time perspective"

"Remain focused and tenacious in everthing that you do.  Never give up there are a lot of people out there with the experience, capability and willingness to help"

"Well organised evening, well chaired, with excellent conversation from start to finish"

"Excellent opportunity to hear from a diverse group of people involved in business. It gave me a chance to look at things from a different angle when hearing about times which had not been so positive for business for some of those involved"       

"Meeting new business contacts; getting to understand everyone's views on the North East business/entrepreneurial marketplace and catching up with old contacts"

"Communications within your business is key.  Communicating with key suppliers and advisers is as important"          

Venue information

Marcliffe Hotel North Deeside Road
AB15 9YA

01224 861 000


Mr Murray Strachan, Strachan & Partners


  • Mr Steve Cook, Linkfleet
  • Mr Brian Williamson, Tiger eye

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