Business Insider and Scottish Borders Business Breakfast

420th May 2016, Galashiels Transport Interchange

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The launch of the Borders rail link has unlocked a wealth of opportunities in the Borders region.

Bob Keiller, our Keynote speaker will discuss key lessons on leadership for business based on his experience. The panel discussion will focus on what some of these might mean for the Scottish Borders including implications for Borders Rail.

During the Q & A topics for discussion may include:

  • What opportunities the rail link opens up for your business
  • Attracting inward investment from outside the region
  • Opportunities in food and drink, creative industries, sustainable tourism, and business and financial services
  • Simplified Planning Zones along the Borders Railway corridor to help generate economic growth

  • Keynote Speaker - Bob Keiller

    Bob Keiller was appointed Chairman of Scottish Enterprise in January 2016. Hailing from the Scottish Borders, Bob has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1986.

    In November 2012 he became CEO of Wood Group, an international energy services company with $7 billion (USD) sales, over 40,000 employees, and operations in more than 50 countries. Bob stepped down from Wood Group in December 2015.

    Bob completed the $1 billion (USD) sale of PSN to Wood Group in April 2011. He was responsible for the creation of PSN by manufacturing a $280 million (USD) management buyout from Halliburton in 2006.

    Bob has a Master of Engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered engineer. He was previously Chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA) and co-chair of the cross-industry trade body Oil and Gas UK.


    Stephen Boyle - CGI Senior Vice President Public Sector

    Liz Cameron OBE - MD Spark Energy

    Hugh Aitken - Abellio ScotRail Commercial Director

    Phil Holt - Director of Scottish Borders Council


    8.00 Breakfast Reception, Registration & Networking

    8.30 Welcome

    8.45 Guest Speaker

    9.10 Panel Discussion

    9.30 Q&A

    9.50 Closing Remarks

    10.00 Coffee & Networking

    10.30 Event Concludes

    *Please note timings are given as an indication and may vary at the event.

    Ticket Prices

    Ticket: £45 plus VAT

    Table of 10: £400 plus VAT

    Table of 12: £480 plus VAT


    To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Aileen Turnbull on:
    0141 309 4909
    [email protected]

    More Info

    For more information regarding this event please contact Carrie McGill on:
    0141 309 3423
    [email protected]