Angus MacDonald OBE, who has built and sold five significant businesses whilst based in the Highlands, will share his inspiring entrepreneurial journey with the Highlands’ business community at a free event at Inverness College on Thursday 30th May.
MacDonald first established his reputation in the 1990s in his 20s, building and selling a data company to a Californian FinTech business, this was followed by scaling and selling two financial publishing companies for a combined value of over £91m. In 2018/19 he sold an education company and recycling business for £60m. In 2014, he was awarded an OBE for services to the Highlands, and in 2017, was crowned Spear’s UK wide Entrepreneur of the Year.
The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to strengthen their business acumen, develop strategy from MacDonald’s insights, and pose questions to him during a Q&A session. They will also be able to connect with other local business owners and like-minded peers.
Speaking ahead of the event, Angus MacDonald OBE said “I love business, believe that opportunities abound, and I want to encourage younger generations to share this ethos, particularly in the Highlands. I will still be doing this when I am 85, increasingly with a core focus of encouraging local businesses to develop and flourish.”
Sandy Kennedy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, will chair the event and is at the forefront of leading a movement to progress business in Scotland himself. Commenting on the event, Kennedy said: “my goal is to develop and inspire Scotland’s business minds to become the most entrepreneurial society in the world.
“At Entrepreneurial Scotland, we manage a rapidly growing membership of some of the country’s most successful business owners, including many in the Highlands and Islands. This free event is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, business owners and those interested in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship to come together and hear Angus’ story.”
The event is free to attend on Thursday 30th May, more details can be found here:https://www.entrepreneurialscotland.com/events/evening-withangus-macdonald
Date: 30th May
Start 5.30pm for 6pm – 8pm
Inverness College UHI, 1, Inverness Campus,
Inverness , IV2 5NA
Complimentary refreshments will be provided