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Business for Scotland Event Details
'Economic Benefits of an Independent Scotland'
Thursday, April the 24th between 6pm and 8pm, Horizon Hotel, Ayr.
Guest Speaker - Ivan McKee
International businessman Ivan has worked in manufacturing for 30 years, mostly for large corporate organisations, until 8 years ago when he launched his own manufacturing consultancy and turnaround company.
His work has taken him across the globe, including periods working in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, and he currently has manufacturing businesses in Scotland, England and Eastern Europe.
That global experience has shaped his perspective on independence, and has shown him just how dynamic, responsive and successful smaller countries can be, when given the scope to focus on what is important for their economies and businesses.
Ivan believes the UK policy is focused far too heavily on the City of London and often ignores the prospects for manufacturing businesses as a consequence.
“Before I get involved in any new business I always have a good look at all the numbers in detail,” says Ivan. “Making a decision about whether Scotland would be better off outside of UK plc is no different. All the data shows clearly that financially Scotland contributes significantly more to the UK than it takes out. Being big isn’t always best: Turnover is Vanity, Profit is Sanity is always a good rule to follow.”
Why is this event for you?
- It is an opportunity to learn about the benefits an independent Scotland would bring to the business community.
- It offers a forum to discuss the key opportunities and challenges faced by businesses post the referendum vote in 2014.
- It provides access to the knowledge, expertise and services offered by The Business for Scotland Group in one room over the course of an evening meeting.
Who is this event for?
- Business owners and key decision makers who wish to find out more about the economics of an Independent Scotland.
- Anyone interested in developing their business by networking with many business people in a relaxed atmosphere.
About Business for Scotland
Business for Scotland is a self-supporting business co-operative and takes no money from any political parties. We have some members from all political parties in Scotland. Many have no political allegiance at all. However, we are strictly a business organisation, not a political organisation.
BfS was established to make sure that businesses across Scotland have access to the most relevant, accurate and up-to-date information about Independence and the effects it will have on Scotland, its people and the economy. Ultimately, BfS believes that those living in Scotland are best placed to devise policies and spend money on the priorities of the Scottish people.
ATTENDING: For those of you who have registered, many thanks for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you on the 24th. We will be there to welcome you from 5.30pm onwards. We are aiming to have the presentations start at 6.15pm. However, if you are running late then please still come along, as the format is such that the main presentation will probably start around 6.30pm. The event will officially close at 8pm. However, some of us will remain to network and to answer questions on a one-to-one basis.
When & Where
Business for Scotland - Ayr
Business for Scotland is a self-supporting business co-operative with over 2500 members from across the country. We have members from all political parties in Scotland yet many have no political allegiance at all. We are a business organisation, not a political one, and we receive no money from any political party.
Business for Scotland was established to make sure that businesses across Scotland have access to the most relevant, accurate and up-to-date information about Independence and the effects it will have on Scotland, its people and the economy. Ultimately, Business for Scotland believes that it is fundamentally better for Scottish business and the Scottish economy, if all appropriate economic decisions, fiscal and legislative levers, are controlled by those best placed to understand, and who care most about the needs of our economy – that is, the people of Scotland.