Chris Hoy to Help Scottish Firms Go for Gold

The most successful Olympic cyclist of all time, Sir Chris Hoy MBE, will join business leaders from across Scotland to discuss major issues affecting the country as it emerges from the economic downturn and confronts a much altered commercial environment at the inaugural CBI Scotland Business Summit in June.


Scheduled to take place on June 2 at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel, the CBI Scotland Summit is the first stand alone event of its kind north of the border.


Organised by Glasgow-based BiP Solutions, the firm behind the highly successful Procurex Scotland exhibition, the Summit will provide a platform for experts to recount their experiences on the route to success, suggest how their lessons can benefit an organisation’s growth, and offer practical tips for business managers, owners, professionals and executives who are eager to prosper in the current economic climate.


The inaugural event boasts an impressive list of high profile speakers including Jim Mather MSP, Minister for Enterprise Energy and Tourism, Niall Stuart, CEO of Scottish Renewables, Gordon MacIntyre Kemp, Founder and MD of Intelligise, Iain McMillan, director of CBI Scotland and John Rendall, CEO of HSBC.


Special guest, Sir Chris Hoy MBE, will draw on his unparalleled achievements and address business delegates on how to maximise their potential when working as an individual and as part of a team.


Simon Burges, marketing director at BiP Solutions and mastermind behind the CBI Scotland Business Summit said: “The thinking behind the CBI Scotland Summit came after the overwhelming success of the business summit which we incorporated into last year’s Procurex Scotland exhibition. We had over 3000 delegates attending the event with many eager to attend the business summit and hear leading business experts discuss key issues affecting the country’s enterprises.


“CBI operates one of the most highly regarded business summits in the UK and it made sense to approach them with the idea of organising a Scotland-specific event.


“Scottish firms have a lot to offer both within the UK and at international level and events like this help propel the ambition and drive of the country’s organisations and offer delegates the chance to discover the new opportunities that exist within today’s business marketplace, while learning how to overcome some of the challenges currently facing the business community.”


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Contact: Sharon Mars