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YCF Annual Conference 2022 has ended
On Thursday 1st September, at the Surgeons Quarter in Edinburgh
This year, we focus on the business essentials which are crucial to a young company’s ability to survive and grow. Over the lifespan of a business, founders have a number of critical decisions to make. Some of these, made early in the development of the company, have effects long into the future. Founders starting out need to know the basics (and many founders start with little business experience), but getting the basics right is essential for future-proofing the company’s continuing progress.
Our speakers will be highlighting the issues which they consider basics in a number of different contexts – staffing, marketing, operations, and finance – and explaining how getting these right can accelerate a company’s development, and making the wrong call can create a legacy which takes a long time from which to recover.
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Mike Allan

Exterity
Co-founder
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Ewan Anderson

Eden Scott
Associate Marketing Director
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Willie Biggart

Spoonfed
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President
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Allan Boyd

GlobalScot
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Lynne Cadenhead

Women's Enterprise Scotland
Chair
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Katie Carter

Burges Salmon LLP
Senior Associate
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Chris Clark

Curadh MTR
Chief Financial Officer
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Svein Clouston

Rationale
Strategy Director
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Tommy Cook

Calnex Solutions plc
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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Richard Gibbs

Marks and Clerk
Partner Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney
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Grant McCusker

Letting Cloud Limited
CEO
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Mark McLeod

Steedman
Senior Manager
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Rowan Morrison

Rationale
Managing Director
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Kevin Parker

KKI Associates
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Adrian Smith

Ecometrica Group
Ecometrica Ambassador and Former Group CFO
avatar for Douglas Thomson

Douglas Thomson

Pneumagen
CEO
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Gary Torbett

Scottish Enterprise
Team Leader Financial Readiness