New CBI Scotland director to address financing growth summit

Hugh Aitken, the recently-appointed director of CBI Scotland will be the headline speaker at a Summit to be held in Edinburgh next month.

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The “Financing the Future: How can we grow Scottish brands and businesses?” summit has been organised by Daily Business and Lending Crowd, the Scottish crowdlending platform and will take place on 21st April 2015.

Mr Aitken, who took up his position in January, will be joined by a number of speakers addressing the issue of fund-raising and brand promotion for growth firms.

Other confirmed speakers are Stuart Lunn, chief executive of LendingCrowd, Simon Farrell, managing director of branding company Tayburn, and Paul Farley, chief executive of Tag Games.

The Summit will be held at the offices of legal practice, Burness Paull in Lothian Road, Edinburgh.

Terry Murden, Editor and Director of Daily Business, said: “It is a great coup for Daily Business and LendingCrowd to secure Mr Aitken as a speaker at our inaugural public event. I have known Hugh for some time and I am sure he will be a great draw for the business community.”

“His acceptance of my invitation to speak is a great endorsement of the progress being made by Scotland’s most innovative media project and the fast-emerging attention surrounding LendingCrowd and the crowdfunding phenomenon. I am
sure it will be a fascinating session.”

Stuart Lunn, CEO of LendingCrowd added: “We are pleased to co-host the event with Daily Business which will be our inaugural summit. Accessing finance and growing brands has never been more important for small businesses in Scotland and the wider UK. We have arranged an engaging line up of speakers which we expect will provoke thoughtful and lively discussion amongst the delegates present.”

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