P&J Business Breakfast – Entrepreneurs

P&J Business Breakfast – Entrepreneurs

From concept to reality. How do some of north-east’s most successful businessmen and women build a money-making enterprise from a single dream?

Find out at The Press and Journal’s Business Breakfast at the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe Hotel, South Deeside Road, Aberdeen.

With a strong line-up of speakers already announced, James McCallum will lead the event later this month with tales about how he launched energy services firm Senergy and turned it into a multi-million pound company now employing more than 600 people.

Mr McCallum, who is flying into Aberdeen especially for the event having now moved abroad, will speak alongside Colin Welsh, international partner at US-based SCF Partners.

The event will also feature NovaBiotics founder and chief executive Deborah O’Neil, and Graeme Sheils, a senior audit and assurance partner in the Aberdeen office of Deloitte.

In an age where entrepreneurship is booming across the north-east the panel will look at how best to succeed in starting a business and how to help turn your ideas from concept to reality.

Event includes a delicious breakfast and networking.

 

Tickets cost £40 plus VAT.

25% discount for Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Members

 

For more information contact lesley.taylor@dctmedia.co.uk or call 01224 343290

 

Key Dates

28 May 2019 P&J Business Breakfast Series

Itinerary

07:15: Registration and breakfast
07:45: Welcome from Rebecca Buchan, P&J Business Editor
08:00: Guest Speaker
08:20: Panel Discussion
08:45: Q&A
09:10: Closing Remarks
09.15: Coffee & Networking

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Panellists

  • Graeme Sheils, Audit Partner, Deloitte LLP

    Graeme is a senior Audit & Assurance partner based in the Aberdeen office of Deloitte. He has over 20 years’ boardroom experience, having been a partner in audit and corporate finance since 1997. Graeme is a member of the Deloitte UK Energy & Resources team and works predominately in serving growing private equity backed businesses through their investment lifecycle, from initial investment to exit.

  • Paul Macaulay, Partner, Turcan Connell

    As a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Paul joined Turcan Connell in 2005 and specialises in the areas of trusts, asset protection and succession planning. He advises private clients, family businesses and landowners on a broad range of issues including capital taxation and estate planning, asset protection, trust and succession law, with a particular focus on inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning for individuals and trusts. Paul is a Notary Public, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and has gained the STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising.

  • Deborah O’Neil, CEO, Novabiotics

    Dr Deborah O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Officer, NovaBiotics Dr O’Neil is a biotechnologist with over two decades of experience in the field of anti-infectives research & drug development. She founded NovaBiotics in 2004. She trained as an immunologist in internationally acclaimed laboratories (University College London, UC San Diego, University of Ghent) before moving to Aberdeen and developing the commercial potential of her platform of novel antibacterial and antifungal therapies, spinning NovaBiotics out of the Rowett Research Institute. Deborah is editor of the European Biopharmaceutical Review and International Pharmaceutical Technology, a member of the Scottish Life Science Industry Leadership Group and sits on the Advisory Board of the Scottish Life Sciences Association. Deborah is also a member of the newly formed Life Sciences board of Opportunity North East, is a board member of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and is also a proud Trustee of Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association. In January 2017, Deborah was named as one of the 15 women leaders in European Biotechnology and was Ernst & Young’s UK Healthcare Products & services Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.

  • Colin Welsh, International Partner of SCF Partners

    Colin Welsh is an International Partner of SCF Partners, a private equity firm based in Houston, Texas and serves on the Board of a number of companies in the energy sector.  Prior to his appointment at SCF, Colin was Head of International Energy Investment Banking at Simmons & Company International (“Simmons”) for 17 years before leaving subsequent to the firm being sold to Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC). Before joining Simmons he spent 16 years at Ernst and Whinney, Touche Rose and RMD.  Between 2010 and 2015 he led a campaign to fund and build a Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Aberdeen and is now a Patron of that charity

  • James McCallum

    James McCallum will lead the event later this month with tales about how he launched energy services firm Senergy and turned it into a multi-million pound company now employing more than 600 people.

    Mr McCallum, who is flying into Aberdeen especially for the event having now moved abroad, will speak alongside Colin Welsh, international partner at US-based SCF Partners.

    He joined the firm following an 18-year stint at Simmons & Company International (SCI).