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It’s all about Collaboration

The IoD Scotland recently hosted an interesting discussion on Collaborating with Competitors for Growth.

With speakers Marc Growthall of The Scottish Tourism Alliance and James Withers of Scotland Food & Drink, the event focused on collaboration across industries and collaboration within industries. As businesses in Scotland look to capitalise on the valuable export market, the conversation centred on  how working with each other to sell to the rest of the world was such a fabulous idea. There are lots of great examples of competitors working together, not least amongst our fabulous craft brewers and of course tourism and food and drink working hand in hand.

The discussion widened to collaboration across other sectors including education and technology. Our universities have a wide reach across the world and are great ambassadors for “brand Scotland”. As a small nation, it should be easier to share ideas and work together. It’s already happening and we need to seize every opportunity for more conversations.

The firm is looking ahead to 2017 and the opportunities to help our clients and contacts share ideas and work together.

For more information about working in collaboration in 2017 in our key sectors including food and drink, tourism, technology, healthcare, education and manufacturing contact Jacqueline McCluskey.

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