CBI director to address inaugural event

Aitken tops list of speakers at Daily Business / LendingCrowd Summit

Hugh AitkenNew CBI Scotland director Hugh Aitken will be the keynote speaker at a Summit organised by Daily Business and LendingCrowd, the leading Scottish crowd lender.

The event, in Edinburgh next month, will be one of the first public speeches given by Mr Aitken, who took up his position in January. He will be joined by a number of speakers addressing the issue of fund-raising for growth firms.

Other confirmed speakers are Stuart Lunn, chief executive of LendingCrowd, Simon Farrell, managing director of branding company Tayburn, and Paul Farley, chief executive of Tag Games.

The Summit entitled Financing the Future: How can we grow Scottish brands and businesses? will be held at the offices of legal practice Burness Paull in Lothian Road, Edinburgh.

Booking details and further information are available at:


Terry Murden, Editor and Director of Daily Business, said: “It is a great coup for Daily Business and LendingCrowd to secure Mr Aitken as a speaker at our inaugural public event. I have known Hugh for some time and I am sure he will be a great draw for the business community.

“His acceptance of my invitation to speak is a great endorsement of the progress being made by Scotland’s most innovative media project and the fast-emerging attention surrounding LendingCrowd and the crowdfunding phenomenon. I am sure it will be a fascinating session.”

Stuart Lunn, CEO of LendingCrowd added: “We are pleased to co-host the event with Daily Business which will be our inaugural summit. Accessing finance and growing brands has never been more important for small businesses in Scotland and the wider UK. We have arranged an engaging line up of speakers which we expect will provoke thoughtful and lively discussion amongst the delegates present.”

Financing the Future: How can we grow Scottish brands and businesses?

A Daily Business / LendingCrowd Summit

21st April 2015

Venue: Burness Paull, CB Plaza, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

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