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Searching For Winner

Monday, 21 September 2009

The search for Scotland's brightest and creative young business mind was launched today, Thursday September 15.

Winning Entrepreneurs - an exclusive Edinburgh-based networking organisation for innovative entrepreneurs - has launched its nationwide Born to Win campaign aimed at finding a talented and ambitious leader to join its team and learn from some of Scotland's top business leaders.

The group brings together the capital's most successful and emerging high growth entrepreneurs to share knowledge and gain contacts.

The successful candidate will shadow the company's managing director and founder Belinda Roberts and provide support to its ambassadors and advisors including BBC Dragon's Den star Shaf Rasul and corporate financier Graham Langley.

The winner - who will be groomed to eventually run the business - will also be responsible for building the profile of Winning Entrepreneurs, developing membership and organising high-profile networking events.

Belinda Roberts said she is searching for a unique individual with passion, creativity, tenacity, drive and endless belief.

She added: "This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join us and be exposed to some of the country's most successful and exciting business talent including Gill Eastgate of NKD Clothing who was this year's JCI Creative Entrepreneur of the Year.

"We recognise that the entrepreneurial path is rarely straight, so even if that is not your long term goal, I can guarantee that you will meet with and learn from Scotland's top business leaders.

"Whilst background and education are not of key importance, we need someone who is positive, self-motivated and ambitious with first-class communication skills."

The campaign is being managed by HR expert Angela Paterson who will be conducting the initial screening and shortlisting for the panel. Applicants should log on to www.born2win.co.uk  to apply.

The top 20 candidates will take part in a selection day before the six best undertake a group exercise where they will then be asked to develop a business development plan for Winning Entrepreneurs.

The final four candidates will then present their plan to the selection panel which includes Belinda Roberts, Shaf Rasul, Angela Paterson, Graham Langley and Jim Rae.


Cap l-r Angela Paterson, Graham Langley, Belinda Roberts, Jim Rae and Shaf Rasul

Notes to editors
Winning Entrepreneurs is Edinburgh's most successful networking organisation for entrepreneurs and enables business owners and founders to share knowledge, ideas and experiences with like-minded business professionals. Its primary aim is to support the growth of its members' businesses by facilitating introductions and organising relevant, fresh and professional events.