Steedman and Company’s new initiative, launched on the 2nd of September sought to bring together entrepreneurs, investors and industry professionals.
Steedman have been working on developing a circular network for entrepreneurs and start-ups which creates a community of support for those entering the daunting arena of owning their own business.
Kirstin Strachan, Operations Director was keen to explain that this event was the first of many to come.
“We have consistently worked with entrepreneurs for a number of years, but we wanted to develop a space where those people could come together and share experiences and their journey. In addition to having an opportunity to speak to professionals and investors which they otherwise may not get access too”
The event consisted of casual networking but speakers, entirely focused around the Journey of an Entrepreneur. Speakers included Alan Donald, from LINC Scotland. Giving advice and information on aspects key to growth, such as preparing for investment.
Alan Donald, from LINC commented: “This was a great evening and it is good to see that Steedman is willing to add extra value for clients by hosting events where they can learn more and widen their circle of contacts. I thought this was a terrific venue too.”
The event was also a celebration of the success of the recent pop-up space in St James Quarter; sponsored by Steedman. This supported the Women’s Business Station endeavour to give female led businesses the opportunity to come to market with a product or service, an aim they will be replicating in Newcastle in September, again with Steedman’s support.
Angie De Vos, CEO of Women’s Business Station commented: “Having a dedicated space where entrepreneurs can network with investors and industry professionals is so valuable and we are fully behind their entrepreneurial networking club. We are extremely grateful to our Empowerment Partner Steedman for including Women’s Business Station and our members in the launch event. Having Steedman as part of our network in the central belt and sharing our passion for supporting female entrepreneurs is something we hope to continue to grow and develop.”
Kirstin Strachan went on to explain that following supporting the Women’s Business Station for the last two years in various ways, it felt right to build something concrete and sustainable to support entrepreneurs aligned with the vision and purpose they both share.
Feedback from the event has been excellent with people excited to be part of the next one. Steedman plan to hold a quarterly event with the next date being 25th of November 2021. If you are interested in attending or speaking at the next event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason has over two decades of experience in accountancy, finance and technology gained in London, Edinburgh and Manchester with Deutsche Bank, Baillie Gifford, Edinburgh Partners and, most recently, BNY Mellon where he was Fund Accounting Vice President.
Jason has a BSc in Mathematics from Heriot Watt University, Investment Management Certificate (IMC), Investment Administration Qualification (IAQ), PRINCE 2 Practitioner status and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Jason works with clients across many sectors and specialises in helping start-up companies launch and grow, implement systems and access funding and tax reliefs.