BIMA Digital Leaders Dinner

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A unique opportunity to join your peers to lead and shape the BIMA Digital Community in Scotland, hosted by Nat Gross, BIMA President and Gerry McCusker, BIMA Chair of Scotland.

These private dinners are designed for board directors of digital agencies in the UK and leading players shaping UK digital. We figured that, setting aside the competitive nature of business, there’s a lot we can gain by being better connected with each other, too. Just a group of 10 or so people with shared interests and challenges, having an off-the-record chat in a private dining room with some delicious food. BIMA runs these events across the country but this is Glasgow’s first and a crucial time to join in and share your ideas with BIMA Chair- Scotland, Gerry McCusker to prioritise BIMA events, activities and initiatives to help drive excellence among Scotland’s innovative digital community.

The Dinner

Held in the private dining room at the beautiful Hutcheson Bar & Brasserie in Merchant City, the cost for the evening includes pre-dinner drinks, a beautiful three-course meal, wine to help keep conversation flowing, after dinner tea and coffee plus superb company.

Places are limited. We suggest booking ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Any Questions?

Should you have any questions about the evening, please email

Please note: Cancellation later than 10 days before the event, will not be refunded or moved. If you would like to cancel sooner than 10 days prior, please drop Anna a line.

About Nat Gross

Natalie is recognised as one of the top three influential digital professionals in the UK (eConsultancy Top 100, 2016). She is currently working as an independent digital consultant. Over the last decade she led digital marketing and technology consultancy Amaze. Her tenure culminated in agency rankings of 2nd in the Drum Digital Census 2016 and 11th in the eConsultancy Top 100 Digital Agencies 2016. She led Amaze through 2 acquisitions to AIM and LSE marketing groups respectively, and was responsible for merging 3 business under the Amaze umbrella in 2008. In 2013 she led the acquisition of Amaze into St Ives plc, acquired as the first digital business within the Group, with the intention to build a significant digital offering for the plc. Alongside agency development, Natalie has worked as Executive Sponsor for key client accounts, providing strategic advice on the subjects of developing digital organisational capability as well as defining digital strategy propositions. Alongside her Executive commitments, Natalie is actively involved in the UK’s digital and marketing communities. She is a Fellow of the CIM alongside her role as President of BIMA. Natalie is also a Trustee of WWF-UK. Natalie is an industry spokesperson and mentor, with a specific focus on Digital Talent and Skills and Women in leadership.

About Gerry McCusker

Gerry is CEO at Dog, an independent digital communications agency. Since 2001, Gerry has driven the agency’s expansion from 10 to 75 staff across offices in Glasgow, London and South East Asia. Dog works with global brands including Heineken UK, L’Oréal, Aberdeen Asset Management, Scottish Enterprise, Bibby Financial Services, UEFA and Infront Sports & Marketing to define and achieve their marketing ambitions and commercial goals.

Passionate about driving digital excellence in Scotland, developing future talent, and nurturing businesses, Gerry regularly guest lectures at the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University, while addressing fast growth Scottish businesses as part of government-funded events and mentoring workshops. He also acts as client sponsor to Dog’s partnerships with some of Scotland’s main economic development bodies to help them improve digital capabilities and marketing impact. An active member of the industry, Gerry has delivered talks at global events and high profile organisations including the Festival of Marketing, Internet Advertising Bureau, Marketing Society, Social Media Week Singapore and the PGA ThinkTank.

He brings this focus on supporting ambitious individuals and businesses to his role as Chair of BIMA Scotland. Prior to joining Dog, Gerry was instrumental in setting up two successful Internet businesses, and continues to apply his entrepreneurial flair and strategic vision to driving the agency forward. With a passion and aptitude for unlocking opportunities through individual connections, Gerry will apply this approach to BIMA Scotland, growing the community for the benefit of the Scottish and national UK network. Currently splitting his time between Glasgow and London, Gerry leads Dog’s growth across its UK offices and South East Asia.


Wed, 24 May 2017
18:00 - 21:00


Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie, Glasgow,

Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie 158 Ingram Street Glasgow G1 1EJ  



Anna Doyle

Employer Liaison Officer, University of Glasgow

A member of the BIMA Team since 2012, Anna‘s time is focused on the day-to-day operations of BIMA, building BIMA communities across regions and disciplines and, best of all, spending time with BIMA members to learn more about their business challenges and aspirations. Based in Glasgow, Anna is also responsible for delivering member services and support for BIMA Scotland. Everyday offers a new insight.

Previous experience includes 4 years in the BBC Arabic Service newsroom, heading up a pan-BBC World Service change management programme, and working in a diverse range of industries from financial derivatives trading, petroleum engineering and spring manufacturing.

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