Tayside and Fife Elevator Clubs joined together recently to offer members the opportunity to get to know each other, network and of course to inter-trade between the two areas. The event was held at Cluny Clays in Fife region and the central venue attracted young entrpreneurs from both regions.
Four local experts served on a panel session. Introducing themselves to the group first was Susan Drummond, local Business Relationship Manager with Royal Bank of Scotland, Michelle Austin who runs her own company specialising in Human Resource Management who answered questions on how to employ your first member of staff and explaining how to access free health and safety advice for businesses. Third panel member, Peter Ager was asked everything from when and where to display legislation to “is it safe to wear trainers when working in my business?”
Finally Kate Laing, who runs her own guest house, in addition to continuing to offer her skills as a freelance graphic designer and branding expert, highlighted the relationship between effective presentation of yourself and business to your customers.
The evening ended with a ‘Pitch your Business’ competition which saw every young person in attendance deliver an Elevator pitch. Kallum Russell from WhatsOnLocally.com delivered the winning pitch and is pictured with the panellists.
Elevator in Fife and Tayside is supported by The New Park Educational Trust.
L to R: Michelle Austin, Kate Laing, Kallum Russell, Peter Ager and Susan Drummond
Picture Credit – Rebecca Lee Photography