Entrepreneurial Scotland Awards
Saltire’s Loggie named entrepreneur of the year
Mike Loggie of Saltire Energy was named entrepreneur of the year at last night’s Entrepreneurial Scotland awards.
He spoke of his loyalty to Scotland and how he named the company after the country.
Cheeky Chompers, which makes a teething product, was named emerging entrepreneur. The company run by Julie Wilson and Amy Livingstone was formed in 2012 when they met at an ante-natal class. It now operates in 31 countries.
They disclosed to Daily Business that this week they will be launching a new product called Chewy.
Chief executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland Sandy Kennedy said the organisation was based on a culture of achievement.
“It is no coincidence that the logo of our organisation is a bunch of dots. It defines what we do. We join the dots,” he said.
A new fellowship was announced by Bob Keiller, former chief executive of Wood Group.
“It is another step on our way to becoming the most entrepreneurial country in the world,” he said.
Chairman Chris van der Kuyl presented the inaugural chairman’s award to Prof Sir Jim McDonald, principal of Strathclyde University.
Mr van der Kuyl said it would be difficult to find anywhere in the world to compete with Strathclyde University in developing an entrepreneurial culture.