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Talking boldness at breakfast connections

Posted: 3rd November 2015

Bold breakfast

I was delighted to be one of the keynote speakers at Edinburgh Chamber’s latest Breakfast Connections event towards the end of last week. Sharing the platform with Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport and Mally Graveson, Managing Director of HeeHaw we shared our experiences of when and why we’ve been bold in business to help deliver results.

Following the launch of our white paper ‘Fortune favours the bold’ in May it’s been fantastic to hear from so many businesses about what being bold means to them. From our perspective, delivering competition to all non-household customers in Scotland – a world first – and pushing for competition to be introduced in England have been bold moves. For Mally being bold encouraged him to take the risk of starting his own business. And for Gordon adopting a bold approach has allowed him to be ambitious in his end goal for the Airport – to be the best business in Scotland.

Boldness doesn’t mean the same thing to every business – what’s right for one company won’t be right for the next – but it can and does engender a sense of ambition, vision and positivity that will help deliver results.

Do you think of yourself as a bold company? Want to know how bold you are? Try our bold barometer.

Do you want to be bolder? If so, when and why and how should you become bold? Our top tips should really help.

We hope you enjoy our white paper and feel inspired to do something bold today. Share your bold moment and join the conversation #bebolder 

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