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Our speaker for the evening is Keith Punler formerly founder and Chief Executive of The Manor Kingdom Group Limited which he established in 1991, Keith sold this business in late 2004 to one of the UK's largest housebuilders, in a deal which valued the Group at in excess of £30 million. 

During his tenure, the business was accoladed with twenty seven national awards including British Housebuilder of the Year several years running, achieving the first award within eight years of starting the business.  The business concentrated on luxury residential properties and had its own manufacturing company creating bespoke joinery products.

Keith has twice gained recognition as a regional finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and now, as Chief Executive of Kapital Assets Limited, (http://www.kapitalassets.co.uk/) he has a variety of business interests.   These include a property regeneration business concentrating on brownfield redevelopment opportunities, an aviation business specializing in helicopter charter, and a private equity business which invests typically £25,000 to £250,000 in exciting business prospects.     Keith is also a Trustee and Benefactor of The Kapital Foundation, a registered charity which offers help to numerous good causes.


The evening will be chaired by Exchange CEO John Anderson. A well known specialist in entrepreneurship and new venture creation in Scotland, John brings considerable experience of emerging and high growth companies to his role as Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurial Exchange.

A founder member of The Entrepreneurial Exchange, John was a shareholding director of a young venture backed technology company engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of laboratory equipment.  He co-founded a company that provided pre-hospital emergency care and healthcare industry training and also a new media business.  As CA in professional practice he worked with many of Scotland's most exciting growth companies after returning to Scotland from Chicago in 1989.  

John is a regular contributor to the media on issues facing emerging and high growth companies and was instrumental in setting up the Scottish Enterprise "Local Heroes" project, based in part on his own MBA thesis "Local Heroes - Scotland's Entrepreneurial Role Models".

An experienced non-executive director in growing businesses, currently with three appointments, John is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, a founding GlobalScot member and sits on the boards of PSYBT and Stirling University Innovation Park.  John is Chairman of the Tayside and Fife regional committee of the Game Conservancy Trust.

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Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3HW

0141 332 0055


Mr John Anderson


  • Mr Keith Punler

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