Leith Celebration of Innovation
@ Leith Custom House Leith Custom House 65-67 Commercial St Midlothian EH6 6LH
22nd November, 2018 18:00-20:00 Event 12.00-14.00
An evening celebrating the past, present and future of Leith's innovators.
Leith - it's an excellent place to live and work. With a history in trade, shipbuilding and manufacturing, the area has more recently become known for its vibrant culinary offering, cultural and creative excellence and its booming tech and business scene.
The Edinburgh & Leith Chamber of Commerce are partnering to bring together a group of the city's business people, entrepreneurs, disruptors and innovators on the 22nd of November for a ‘Leith Celebration of Innovation’.
We’ll enjoy an evening of food, drinks and informal networking and will have the chance to hear from some some local entrepreneurs who've played their part in driving innovation in the area.
We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Leith Gin, Bellfield Brewery, Stewart Brewing, Thistly Cross Cider, Bross Bagels and Malmaison who will be offering delicious tasters for guests on the night.
The event will be hosted in Leith’s Customs House, the oldest Custom House in Scotland, which has served the port of Leith since 1812 and is now used as a hub for hosting creative events, exhibitions and galleries.
Sarah Stenhouse, CEO and Founder of Edinburgh-based Start-up Oodls will join us to share her story. After becoming fed up with wasting her money and time on generic stock photography, Sarah has created the new online marketplace for finding and licensing real-time Instagram images and videos. Sarah has more than five years’ experience working in digital marketing and previously worked within Scotland’s most successful Advertising Agency
John Denholm started his career in marketing at Boots and Scottish & Newcastle. In 1984, he co-founded the Leith Agency, which grew to become Scotland's leading advertising and communications agency with offices in Edinburgh and London. After the agency became part of the Cello Group, John joined Denholm Associates as Executive Chairman. He's been a member of the Scottish Arts Council, Chair of Creative Edinburgh, was appointed Honorary Professor at Napier University, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Scottish Advertising Awards. He is currently a Fellow of the Marketing Society in Scotland.
Members and non-members of the Edinburgh Chamber are welcome at this event. Tickets are £12+VAT for members, and £14+VAT for non-members. If you are a non-member please email us to book your place - firstname.lastname@example.org