Top 500 Business Breakfast

12th January 2018 - Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

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Scottish Business Insider's Top500 is the most authoritative listing of the country's biggest and most successful companies. To qualify for a listing, each company must be headquartered in Scotland or be a substantial subsidiary of a foreign owned company with its financial results published separately and have a turnover of £20m+. The Top500 is read by a wide range of people from Chief Executives to Sales Directors.

As well as the listings in the magazine we also produce a Top 500 database that provides invaluable information. This is sold separately throughout the year and is generally utilized as a research tool. Together the listings and application form the most comprehensive and valued information on Scotland's leading companies and is exclusively available from Insider.

This event provides business leaders with a unique insight into what they might expect to see happening to the Scottish, UK and Global economies during the year ahead. It also provides a relevant platform for stimulating discussion on important issues.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Graeme Roy

Fraser of Allander Institute
Professor Graeme Roy - Keynote Speaker

Professor Graeme Roy is Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) at the University of Strathclyde. For over 40 years, the FAI has been the leading independent research institute focused on the Scottish economy. Alongside its academic work, the FAI undertakes a wide variety of commissioned analysis for companies, organisations and governments ranging from complex economic strategy or forecasting work through to detailed economic impact assessments. 

Graeme is a former Senior Civil Servant in the Scottish Government where he was both a Senior Economic Adviser and Head of the First Minister’s Policy Unit. He is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a member of the UK Government's Scottish Business Taskforce and the Scottish Government's Labour Market Strategy Group. He is also the expert adviser to the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee for its inquiries into economic statistics in Scotland and Scotland's long-term economic performance. 


Keith Anderson

Chief Corporate Officer, ScottishPower and Chief Executive Officer, ScottishPower Renewables
Keith Anderson - Panel

Keith is Chief Corporate Officer for ScottishPower with responsibility for the Iberdrola Group's activities in the UK and in particular leading the Group's £15bn investment plan to 2020. Keith was appointed to the Board in February 2012.

Keith also retains his role as Chief Executive Officer of ScottishPower Renewables, which is the UK arm of Iberdrola's Renewables Division. His responsibility encompasses all of the Group’s renewables activity in the UK and Iberdrola's global offshore business.

Prior to joining ScottishPower, Keith had worked with some major financial institutions including The Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life, as well as working as a management consultant with Ernst & Young.

Alison McGregor

Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Scotland
Alison McGregor - Panel

As CEO Scotland, Alison is the senior leader responsible for the HSBC Group in Scotland, with over 4000 employees across a range of businesses. In addition to responsibility for people, customers and shareholders she has primary responsibility for maintaining the Group’s relationship with key external stakeholders and senior leaders with an interest and responsibility for supporting the growth of our economy.

Alison is a Non-Executive Director of The Beatson Cancer Charity, a Board member of Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board and has recently stepped down as Chair of CBI Scotland.


7.15 Breakfast Reception, Registration & Networking

7.45 Welcome

8.00 Guest Speaker

8.25 Panel Discussion

8.45 Q&A

9.00 Closing Remarks

9.15 Coffee & Networking

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

Ticket Prices

Ticket: £60 plus VAT

Table of 10: £550 plus VAT

Table of 12: £600 plus VAT


To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Caroline Miller on:
0141 309 3133

More Info

For more information regarding this event please contact Kirsty Loughlin on:
0141 309 3885