BIMA Scotland Directors’ Breakfast Series How to make your innovation pay

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Building on the themes from the BIMA Glasgow launch breakfast in May: Incubating Innovation, this round table breakfast session will delve into how digital innovation can impact your business, explore how to finance it, and maximise your profits from it. 

Our two speakers will cover the cultural, operational and financial challenges in delivering innovation within your organisation, and to your clients, opening the conversation to lively debate and practical advice shared across the breakfast table.

About the Roundtable format:

Held under Chatham House Rules, the breakfast is free to BIMA members and is tailored for company directors, finance directors, or your senior team members responsible for the strategic vision within your organisation.

The session will be opened by Lisa and Adam, but the format is for everyone around the table to share their experiences, challenges and benefit from expert insights and advice.

How to be involved:

Numbers for the breakfast are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. In the first instance we will limit it to one place per company. Contact


Lisa-Marie Smith, Director of ForrestBrown Lisa has a passion for digital innovation and advises hundreds of digital businesses around the UK, helping them to grow. She was recently named Taxation’s Rising Star 2017 – a prestigious industry award recognising an individual that is going places in the tax world.

Adam Alton, Chief Operating Officer, Make it Social – an Edinburgh-based company innovating by socialising checkouts across all relevant markets to result in more sales, increased data capture and enhanced customer experience.


Tue, 07 Nov 2017
08:30 - 10:30


15 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE,

The fabulous boardroom at 15 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JEAbout 15 Queen Street: they provide well-appointed Boutique Serviced Offices on Queen Street – charging per SQ.FT (various office sizes), all inclusive, competitive rent. Your rental includes meeting room access, access to the Q15 Private Bar, cleaning, utilities, tea’s/coffee’s/water, Fibre broadband, full reception service, 24-Hour Access to your office. Why spend your working life in a grey office! Their fabulous meeting rooms and bar can be rented externally for functions & presentations. They have just started offering virtual office facilities. BIMA members can benefit from a 25% discount on the standard rates.



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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