A CONFERENCE dedicated to the growing importance of intrapreneurship in business is being held by The Herald in August, in association with CivTech, the Scottish Government Digital Directorate.

Scotland’s first Intrapreneurial Conference, which is also supported by The Lens and Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL), comes as companies increasingly look to harness internal entrepreneurship to develop a competitive edge. The conference is aimed at delegates from private, public and third sector organisations, who will hear from an array of high-profile speakers.

The line-up includes Sandy Kennedy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, and Katy McNeil, intrapreneurship lead of CivTech. Ms McNeil said: “Intrapreneurship is a growing global movement, so it is fantastic to support this new conference and highlight how we are using the Scottish Government’s CivTech programme to develop public service leaders with the entrepreneurial mindset needed to deliver for citizens in the 21st century.”

Speakers at the event will also include Steve McCreadie, chief executive of The Lens, who said: “The Lens is excited to be part of the first Intrapreneurship Conference to be held in Scotland. We are looking forward to exploring how intrapreneurship can help create a culture of innovation in organisations and empower front line staff to turn their ideas into action.”

Graham Watson, executive chairman of SHIL, said: “SHIL has been working in collaboration with NHS Scotland since 2002. We look forward to showcasing the many successes originating from NHS Scotland staff, encouraging a culture of intrapreneurism across all sectors and learning from others.”

The event takes place at 200 St Vincent Street in Glasgow on August 28, from 8.45am to 3pm.

To book a place, https://newsquestscotlandevents.com/Intrapreneurial

conference or call Kirsty Loughlin on 0141 302 6016.