Adam Robertson and Nina Falk from Kalopsia & Susan Harkins, Head of Business Gateway Edinburgh

BUSINESS Gateway Edinburgh and the Lothians has unveiled plans for a host of events, workshops, seminars and networking sessions, taking place during its 4th annual Business Week from 26th October to 2nd November 2019.

The aim of Business Week is to celebrate entrepreneurs across the region and highlight the free support available for start-up and growth businesses, from 121 ongoing consultancy and workshopsfocussing on all key areas, including HR, legal, planning and marketing, to 21hours of Digital Boost support and start up mentoring.

Highlights include an event entitled, ‘How to Crack London’, on the 29th October at the City Chambers, hosted byBusiness Gateway Edinburgh in conjunction with Scottish Business Network, where entrepreneurs can learn how to build an international company from Scotland and the practical steps needed to target London and the global markets.

A ‘Breakfast Networking in the City’ event will also take place on the 1st November at the City Arts Centre with various speakers, including Adam Robertson, co-founder of textiles manufacturer Kalopsia, based in Leith, whose clients including the V&A Dundee, Creative Scotland and Historic Environment.

Adam will be talking about the successful growth of the company, learnings and the reasons behind changing his company to a social enterprise. Anne Sellar, Director at Swift Letting Ltd will also be sharing her start up and growth journey and the support the business has received.

Business Gateway will also besponsoring the FutureX Startup Summit for the 8th year running at the Assembly Rooms on the 30th October, where 30 world-leading experts will be speaking across three stages, including Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups.

Susan Harkins, Head of Business Gateway Edinburgh, said: “We are delighted to unveil our plans to host a fantastic mix of exciting events taking place throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians during our 4th annual Business Week.

“This is a great time for entrepreneurs to get to as many events and workshops as possible to find out about all the free resources available at Business Gateway, learn everything from planning and HR to digital marketing and exporting at the workshops and hear from inspiring entrepreneurs about their business journeys.

“It’s also a great chance to get out there and meet other business owners to share contacts, referrals, advice and to build your network.”