Entreprenurial Scotland Awards 2016, Inspiration Overload!

Entrepreneurial Scotland dinners should come with a health warning.

I sit writing this in a slightly-more-hyper-than-normal state. You see I was at the Entrepreneurial Scotland Annual Dinner last night for the fifth year in a row. And despite only getting around 3-4 hours sleep – this morning I feel like a man possessed with plans for the business – time for new people, time to get the website done, time for more clients, bigger clients, what more can we do for existing clients, let’s get that international studio off the drawing board and into reality – action, action, action! Procrastination is the enemy!

You see the magnificent stories of Mike Loggie of Saltire Energy Group talking about dominating his space and ‘increasing CapEx when everybody else is retreating,’ seeing Chris Gauld win his richly deserved award for the magnificent work with Spark Energy and hearing the amazing straight talk from the main winner of the night Jim Milne CBE of The Balmoral Group. A man who can’t wait to get back to work after 3 days of holiday like (and I think this is a quote) ‘ an absolute lion being let out a cage,’  alongside chat with some equally amazing peers has left me feeling absolutely ready to take on the world.

Real Inspiration Overload. Thank you Entrepreneurial Scotland.

I’m off to light a few more fires…


Ps, I was so so happy to see Kylie Forrest receive the very first #LifeTimeMembership of the organisation. She is absolutely amazing. Well done…


Benedetto is a creative entrepreneur.

‘Design with soul’ may be the company tag-line, but to Benedetto, it is also a way of life. He believes that creative and commercial enterprise is about purity of thought, honesty of construction and boldness of execution.

He believes in bringing out the true essence of human endeavour and considers his job of articulating the great work of people and companies an absolute privilege.

His journey has taken him from a career in car design through to his current role as the Founder of the loft, a design and branding studio based in Glasgow.

He is honoured to manage a great team, work with great clients and have a lot of fun mixing with so many great people in business.