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Professional Services Networking Lunch – The Famous Grouse Experience & Sandemans New Europe

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Date(s) - 08/03/2017
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Sheraton Hotel

Networking lunch for all working in and with the Professional Services industries.  B2B networking lunch for organisations with interests within these Scottish industries.

Delegate introductions will be folllowed by our speaker presentations and networking in the relaxed setting of the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh.  2 course lunch included

BOOK online or CALL 0131 526 3104

This month we are welcoming: Stuart Cassells, General Manager, The Famous Grouse Experience and Fiona Brown, Business Development Manager, Sandemans New Europe 

When he founded the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Stuart Cassells created the biggest Scottish music act on the planet, now he is turning his attention from the bagpipes to another national symbol – whisky! 

Cassell’s career as a bagpiper was cut short in 2011 after he was diagnosed with “focal dystonia”, more commonly known as writers’ cramp or musicians’ cramp.

Faced with not being able to earn his living through playing the pipes, Cassells sat down to plan his next move. An option that held great appeal was a career in the whisky industry. With no experience he struggled to find a job, until a friend pointed out the Saltire Fellowship, a training programme run by the Saltire Foundation. One of Cassells mandatory projects while on this programme was to work with the Edrington Group and look at the stock model for the Glenturret distillery. After building a model that he predicted would generate four-to-five times more profit, the group offered him a chance to give it a try! 

Cassells sees a lot of connections between his two careers and says that there aree a lot of correlations between whisky and music – both are selling Scotland!

Sandemands New Europe is the world’s largest walking tour company, connecting over 400 great guides with 1.5 million smart travellers per year. 

Now in 18 cities across Europe (Edinburgh is their newest addition), the Middle East and the USA, and with further expansion cities already in development, they have pioneered the FREE Tour model, putting the power back in to the hands of the travellers and allowing them to support and reward only the best quality guides. 

They may be global but they also think local, determined to promote responsible tourism and preserve the local flavours of the cities they work in.

Thrive Networking is a unique business to business networking organisation who through structured and facilitated relaxed meetings ensure that our members and guests capitalise their experience and gain valuable introductions and grow their business networks.

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Any questions? Call 0131 526 3104

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