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Entrepreneurial Lunch with Poonam Gupta OBE

Entrepreneurial Lunch with Poonam Gupta OBE

@ Royal Scots Club 30 Abercromby Place EDINBURGH None EH3 6QE

24th July, 2018 12:30-14:30 Event
Boasting skills - and success - across the areas of innovation, international trade and charitable contributions 
it's clear that our Inspiring Entrepreneur in July knows a few things about hard work, talent, and striving for success.

Join us at the Royal Scots Club to be inspired by Poonam Gupta, OBE  and founder PG Paper Company Ltd.

Poonam is a Scottish-Indian Entrepreneur and Philanthropist who moved to Scotland from her native India in 2002. Where she founded PG Paper Company Ltd operating from her family home in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. Poonam has developed the business into the hugely successful and globally recognised brand it is regarded as today.  The business now operates a main player in the market and currently exports to 53 countries worldwide.

In 2007, Poonam gained rapid recognition within the community after her battle with an undiagnosed form of the rare auto-immune disease which she may have lost her life to. This disease left her in a wheelchair for over a year with a possibility that she may never walk again, but fortunately she made a full and miraculous recovery. 

Poonam and PG Paper Company Ltd have received many accolades including, Scottish Asian Businesswoman, Scottish BQ Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year, Herald Family Run Business of the Year –International Growth Award and in 2016 she was awarded an OBE in Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Poonam strongly believes that it is important to give back and contribute to society. Her charitable interests are women-centric issues, underprivileged children, animal conservation, and cancer and gender equality. Poonam is committed to helping others who are less fortunate and is actively involved in numerous charities. She has raised funds locally, nationally and on an international scale.
 
We're delighted to have Poonam as our Inspiring Entrepreneur this July, and we encourage you to join us to learn more about her fascinating and inspiring career!

 

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