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Elevator,  Scotland’s leading business support organisation has partnered with local business support service, Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire to launch a new entrepreneurial festival. The festival is delivered in partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council.  

The Transform Business Festival will take place at Aberdeen Science Centre on Tuesday November 8 and will bring together local businesses and eco-system partners across the North East   The one-day event will connect entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses of all shapes and sizes and is aimed to inform, educate and help businesses and individuals transform their futures through the support available.  

The event is free to attend and will be a hub for entrepreneurial activity, giving new and existing businesses insight into how they can start, grow, and build their own enterprise. 

Economic transformation is at the forefront of the events and attendees will benefit from:  

  • An inspirational and informative Business Breakfast with networking opportunities 
  • Guest speaker sessions 
  • Bitesize Business Sessions and Fireside Chats to stimulate and educate 
  • A networking lunch with inspiring guest speakers 

Eco System Village featuring exhibiting partners providing professional support Giles Duley, the One Armed Chef, will be guest speaker at the Business Breakfast. Photojournalist, storyteller and campaigner, Giles lost both legs and an arm while on patrol with the US Army and will share his story of determination, courage and overcoming incredible odds.  

Other business leaders set to appear include e-commerce guru Ben Leonard, coaching expert Jamie McBrearty, health coach Jasmin Corbett and Dr Fiona McIntyre of Greyhope Bay and Elevator CEO Gary McEwan.  

There will be an exciting range of Bitesize Business Sessions and Fireside Chats throughout the day too. These will cover topical issues from starting a business, branding, and selling online to reducing costs and looking at the shape of workforces of tomorrow. Interactive and fun, these will be delivered by industry experts including The Federation of Small Businesses, marketing agency Korero, business consultants Delfinity and Flexibility Works 

The Eco-System Village exhibition area, will open from 9:30am and will feature industry-leading organisations such as Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity North East, Net Zero Technology Centre and Scottish Enterprise. 

Tickets for the Transform Business Festival are free of charge and available now at  

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