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Archive for month: May, 2014

BBC Radio 1’s Academy – Take It On

  • 23
  • May
  • 2014

On Tuesday evening, I was asked to sit alongside Dave Corbett of DF Concerts, Emma Glacken, the Media Manager for Ed fringe and Debbie Holley, Production Manager for BBC and be interviewed by Ally McCrae about ‘How to get a job in Events’ in front of an audience of about forty students from across Glasgow. It’s a tricky question. I’m not sure I know anyone in the live events industry who set out with the objective to work in live events – and certainly none of the panellists did. But perhaps tha...

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Scottish Business Awards

  • 20
  • May
  • 2014

On Monday evening, I attended the Scottish Business Awards in the EICC. 1900 guests – the largest dinner ever hosted in Scotland – entertained by Michael McIntyre and Richard Branson. It’s strange to witness such a broad cross-section of business in one place. It’s a bit like the Ideal Home Show for businesses and for some reason – like the Ideal Home Show – it works. It wouldn’t work, were in not led by the ambition and ‘brand’ of Josh Littlejohn. Josh is an inspiring social entrepreneur...

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