07 Jun 2017

Stirling Business Month highlights

We have now recovered (just about!) from a very busy Stirling Business Month 2017.

Delegates were introduced to the theme for May – Investing in Our Future – at the opening conference on May 2nd. There was even a hot yoga taster, courtesy of Stirling studio HEAT Fitness.

We’ve taken to Twitter to compile some of the best tweets that were shared during Stirling Business Month!

We heard from speakers that have faced challenges…

“The worst part of my job is military discipline,” explains Sarah from 225 Scottish Medical Regiment #StirlingBusinessMonth

As well as rugby, Iain was also a successful businessman, but things changed in 2000. “I was crying on my own at home. Then I broke down.” – Iain Milne, former Scotland rugby player

“Scottish Presbyterian men – we think we’re indestructable, but we’re not!” Says Iain. #StirlingBusinessMonth

There were some fantastic insights…

Juliette explains how she received great business #start-up support from @STEPScotland #StirlingBusinessMonth @French_Duncan

“The mission of @BrewGoodr is to reach 1 million of the poorest people by drinking our beer” @BrewGoodr #StirlingBusinessMonthZoe Cuthbert, Brewgooder

“The City Deal is more than just infrastructure based. We’ve interacted with business, third sector & communities.” #StirlingBusinessMonthStewart Carruth, Stirling Council

“From a Council point of view we want to put our young people in touch with businesses across the region,” Stewart Carruth @StirlingCouncil

Tenants of @CodebaseTech benefit from support & mutual learning. “We want to collectively address gender balance too,” says Janine.

@Senscot at Building #socent from the Ground Up @STEPScotland. Hearing from @nataliemaver @StirVolunteer

Martin Stepek explains that family businesses account for over 70% of all businesses in Scotland. #StirlingBusinessMonth #familybusiness

Steamship Sir Walter Scott has moved on & diversified…bikes are now available which have been hugely popular. #StirlingBusinessMonth

Lt Col Sarah Lambirth explains that #leadership is involved in everything the army do. #womeninleadership #StirlingBusinessMonth

Lynne has raised over 2 million pounds for @itsgood2give and has now opened her retreat for young cancer patients. #womeninleadership

And some great advice…

“Encourage ur employees 2 speak 2 you. You need to learn to say no sometimes. Your business & ur family is the most important,” says Iain.

Tanya’s tips: Every day is a learning day. Push urself outta ur comfort zone. Find a job tht u enjoy #StirlingBusinessMonth @glaze_and_save

“As business people if u dont recognise that the world is changing then u will be left behind!” #StirlingBusinessMonth @French_Duncan

“When you give people empowerment, it’s amazing what they can achieve” – Diane Mulholland #WomenInLeadership #StirlingBusinessMonth

“Society has to move forward. You can do anything – you just have to be brave!” @Enterprise #StirlingBusinessMonth #womeninleadership

We’ve had great feedback…

Really inspirational @STEPScotland. Great event @French_Duncan #StirlingBusinessMonth

  • Hazel Burt, French Duncan

Great Rural Event today in picturesque Balmaha hosted by @STEPScotland #StirlingBusinessMonth meeting local Stirling Alpaca’s

  • Allan Campbell, RBS

Thanks to everyone that attended our range of events. Look out for a Stirling Business Month 2017 video coming soon…

Thanks also to our partners French Duncan, Business Gateway, University of Stirling Management School and RBS.

See you at Stirling Business Month 2017!