A north-east swimming supremo has been announced as the keynote speaker at an employability conference.
Commonwealth champion Hannah Miley will close the Making It Happen event, hosted by start-up consultants Elevator, on Thursday at the AECC.
Hannah will share her experiences in driving for success and lessons she has learned through sport.
Alongside the speeches, a competition will be held for Aberdeen University students, where five start-ups from the business school will pitch to 450 delegates, as well as a similar opportunity for secondary school pupils from across the north-east.
Andrew Burnett, Elevator’s operations director, said: “Earlier this year a report announced that Aberdeen was the leading UK city for growing entrepreneurial talent.
“Our Making it Happen Conference sets out to inspire the business leaders of today and tomorrow by engaging them with motivational guest speakers, who have all been on their own entrepreneurial journey.”
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He said the enthusiasm from each Scottish entrepreneur in sharing advice to future business leaders, together with the opportunity for aspiring business successes to walk away with £1,000, has encouraged a surge of entrepreneurial talent, making Aberdeen and the north-east “a hot-bed for developing the next generation of business tycoons.”
Also speaking at this year’s conference will be entrepreneurs including Jeanette Forbes, chief executive of PCL Group, Ros Marshall and Kirsty Lunn, who set up breastfeeding friendly underwear company Molke, and Sandy McKinnon, founder of Foodstory.