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What Makes an Enterprising Place? – An Enterprise Mash Up

Wednesday 20th April 2016 – Drygate, Glasgow

It’s All About Community Empowerment ! Place Matters An Enterprise Mash Up is a hearts and minds event.  It brings together people who are passionate about their place because it’s their community, passion, business, heritage, safety. It’s also about the new Community Empowerment Act in action.

Place Matters An Enterprise Mash Up tackles one big question – “if place is so important to people and the prosperity of Scotland, why has it become the preserve of the few and why is this vital topic been placed into silos?

Place Matters An Enterprise Mash Up is for:

  • community groups intent on improving their place but hitting obstacles.
  • businesses where place defines their business identity.
  • philanthropists wanting to give back to their community.
  • place makers who want a broader approach to heritage, architecture and innovation.
  • entrepreneurs for whom place creates the environment to succeed.
  • people responsible for safer places.

Why attend?

Every day decisions about place are made by Governments and Councils that impact on our lives and businesses, on our places and they are all changing radically.  So why do we tackle these issues separately?  It makes no sense at all, so that’s why we are mashing them up, because place is too important to be left to specialists.  And that’s why you should attend the Place Matters Enterprise Mash Up on Wednesday 20th April at Drygate, Glasgow.

You will learn something new, meet someone new and do something new!

As Holyrood 2016 elections get underway this is a great chance to get place on the agenda. We are bringing a range of inspiring and challenging speakers together to start the ball rolling.

Our Speakers


Some of our fantastic speakers

The Can Do Places Co-Op – how community owned spaces can generate millions of pounds, jobs and innovation and keep that money in the local economy. The Falkirk/Peebles /Crieff story.

George Boyle, Founder of Fumbally Exchange – founded when she was made redundant at the peak of the Irish crash and where people make work together.

Nick Addington, Chief Executive of William Grant Foundation – on why Place Matters to philanthropists and giving.

Joe Barratt, The Teenage Market – why Place Matters to teenagers and why it needs to be enterprising.

Rubina Tyler-Street, Curio Spirits – from Pakistan to Bradford to Cornwall, why place matters for Rubina Tyler-Street and Curio Spirits.

Iain Scott, Director of Can Do Places – Many a Mickle Maks A Muckle – the new economy where micro business trumps multinational.

Ronald Megaughin, Depute Director, Scottish Business Resilience Centre – “You can’t have an enterprising place without it being safe.”

NB:  The event has now past.