GLASGOW - AN 'ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE'
On Thursday 2nd October 2014 we were delighted to attend the Creating Sparks Communications Breakfast where the Guest speaker, Chief Executive of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce - Stuart Patrick, discussed his take on the following question:
Now that the Commonwealth Games are past and the party is over, what does the future hold for Glasgow, its economy and its business community?
Stuart debated; "what should the leadership of the city and its business community be doing next to exploit what Glasgow achieved during the Games?"
He made a good case that we need to recognise why Glasgow is one of Europe’s important economic powerhouses and that we should stop thinking and talking about our city as a community requiring regeneration. He argued that accepting that case and taking the message out to the world is a role for the city’s business leaders.
Stuart not only leads Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, who represent many Glasgow businesses, but he also has a number of other interests in and around the city including his Chairmanship of the Wise Group, Directorships of the Glasgow Science Centre, Clyde Gateway URC, the Arches Theatre and the Cottier Project.
This wealth of knowledge and experience, along with his time prior to the Chamber as Senior Commercial Director at Scottish Enterprise, means he is well placed to cover this topic that will affect us all.
During the talk Stuart highlighted the need to celebrate Glasgow’s past and went on to position ten strong reasons as to why Glasgow should now be known as an "economic powerhouse’’ with international credibility. You can review these on the following link: http://www.communicationsbreakfast.com/events/what-next-for-glasgow/
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