E2E Ambassadors’ Leaders Series Dinner with Jim McColl OBE, CEO & Chairman of Clyde Blowers Capital, Edinburgh
September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
About the Event
Join us at this exclusive private dinner in Edinburgh; a valuable opportunity to share your business challenges with like-minded entrepreneurs from Scotland who have been there and done it and come away with new strategies that you can action to get ahead with your growth plans.
This private dinner will provide you with the chance to meet and hear from Scotland’s huge success story, Jim McColl OBE. In 1992 Jim bought 29.9% of a small Scottish engineering company, Clyde Blowers plc, which had a full listing on the London Stock Exchange. Today Clyde Blowers has become one of the foremost European Engineering Industrial Investors, who most notably drove the acquisition of Weir Pumps, saving an important part of Scotland’s engineering heritage.
As a valued E2E guest, you will also be able to connect with our co-hosts: Richard Morris, CEO of IWG UK, the world’s largest serviced office supplier and Shalini Khemka, E2E’s Founder and CEO, Deal Maker for the UK Government’s Department of International Trade and a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board.
Meet your Guest Speaker
Jim McColl OBE
CEO & Chairman – Clyde Blowers Capital
One of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs for almost 25 years, Jim has presided over a significant turnaround in the fortunes of engineering in Scotland and throughout the UK. He has breathed new life into the industry having risen from an engineering apprentice to the head of a global Scottish engineering business.
In 1992 Jim bought 29.9% of a small Scottish engineering company, Clyde Blowers plc, which had a full listing on the London Stock Exchange. Today Clyde Blowers has become one of the foremost European Engineering Industrial Investors.
Meet your Hosts
CEO – IWG UK
Richard is the CEO of IWG UK. He joined in 2014 following his role as CEO of G4S’s UK & Ireland Division. IWG UK is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions offering a fast growing global network of 3,000 locations in 120 countries. Since joining, Richard has consistently delivered year on year growth for Regus’ UK division.
Founder & CEO – E2E, Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, Deal Maker – UK Government
Shalini founded E2E in 2011. Her mission was to develop the largest and most active entrepreneurial community in the UK to enable extraordinary connections for entrepreneurs.
Under Shalini’s guidance E2E has become a trusted entrepreneurial community which has one objective: to unlock the full potential of ambitious entrepreneurial businesses by enabling extraordinary connections. It has developed into an exciting and thriving powerhouse of international entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial non-execs, coupled with access to globally leading corporate services. E2E’s ecosystem has ambition and innovation at its core.
Shalini is also a Deal Maker for the UK Government, a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance (UKEF), a Fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College and a Judge for The Great British Entrepreneurial Awards. Before establishing E2E, Shalini co-founded the world’s first bank to bank trade finance platform. She was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd’s Banking Group and held finance related roles at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Natwest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.