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Business School hosts Saltire Fellowship course

Good fellows: Students ready to get down to work

Strathclyde Business School will host Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Fellowship for the first time. 

The six month leadership development programme is run in partnership with Boston-based Babson College which has ranked No. 1 in entrepreneurship education consecutively for 24 years.

The programme is designed to immerse participants, known as Saltire Fellows, in entrepreneurial thinking and strategic leadership and provide them with the skills they will need to take their business or career to the next level. 

Strathclyde University’s entrepreneurship faculty builds on the modules delivered by Babson.  

Eleanor Shaw, head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Vice Dean at Strathclyde Business School, said: “This is the first time this world class entrepreneurial learning will be delivered in Scotland.

“We are absolutely delighted that Strathclyde is partnering with Babson and Entrepreneurial Scotland to deliver this, supporting the ambition of making Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

The Saltire Fellows have already spent nine weeks in Boston and Silicon Valley learning from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and acquiring the skills they need to become entrepreneurial leaders.

This year’s cohort has more female than male participants; two co-founders from the same business; a married couple and two participants who have returned to Scotland specifically to take part in this year’s programme.  

The award-winning Diageo Learning for Life programme funded a place for a candidate from within the licensed trade in Scotland. In addition, leading organisations: LINC Scotland; Cultural Enterprise Office; and Social Investment Scotland are also backing individuals on the programme. 

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Chief Executive, Sandy Kennedy, said: “Delivering world-class entrepreneurial education from right here in Scotland is integral to supporting Scotland becoming the most entrepreneurial society in the world and we are proud to have been able to make that happen in partnership with Strathclyde Business School and Babson.

“The Saltire Fellowship is unique as it is not solely about developing entrepreneurs in fast growth firms; it is designed to develop Scotland’s future business leaders across all sectors whether it be corporate, family businesses, the public sector or the third sector.”


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