Category Archives: Events/Conferences/Seminars

Back to School….

BlackboardLast week I returned to my old school, Kirkcaldy High, for the first time since leaving as a sixth year pupil back in 1991. My colleague Laura and I had been invited by Audrey Diamond, Kirkcaldy High’s Principal Teacher of Guidance to take part in their 5th year student’s induction day. It was a fantastic event aimed at inspiring the 15 and 16 year olds to make the most of their year ahead by focussing on a number of key themes including enterprise, employability and creating opportunities for their own success and development. Continue reading

Another Year of Optimism for Scottish Engineering

Scottish Engineering Awards ProgrammeEscape was delighted to sponsor and attend the 2012 Scottish Engineering Dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.  This year attendance was up by 25% on last year with over 450 guests and speakers making their way on a rainy Glasgow night to the venue. Many of Scotland’s leading businesses and Escape clients were represented and a real air of positivity was evident. Continue reading

Networking the Female Way (or Is It?)

Hello my name is....Personnel Today recently published an article on the differences in how men and women network.  It makes for some really interesting reading and as a great believer in networking as a business tool and as a confirmed serial networker ( I would actually go to the opening of an envelope), it gave me some food for thought. Continue reading

Being Happy….

I have always loved books on positivity and was fortunate enough to attend an event last week organised by the YPO/Entrepreneurial Exchange . The workshop was hosted by one of the YPO’s best speakers Shawn Achor, author of the highly acclaimed ‘The Happiness Advantage’. He is a former Harvard lecturer and has studied the principals of being positive and happy within the home and work place. Continue reading

West Lothian Economic Conference 2011

Map of ScotlandThis Tuesday, 15th November, saw the annual West Lothian Economic Conference 2011 take place at the Howden Park Centre in Livingston. Organised by the West Lothian Economic Partnership, a group of organisations who have an interest in the West Lothian economy and includes: West Lothian Council, Scottish Enterprise, West Lothian Chamber of Commerce, West Lothian College, Jobcentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland and the Federation of Small Business.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Growing in West Lothian” and aimed to look at “West Lothian’s place in the current Scottish Economy and identify the growth opportunities for local firms to continue to drive the economic recovery in West Lothian” Continue reading

Monthly Roundup – October 2011

Halloween marks the end of October and the end of another positive and busy month at Escape. With new members of our team flourishing, new industry regulations coming into force and a change in season here’s an update on what we’ve been up to in the last four weeks. Continue reading

Scottish Leadership Awards 2011

Map of ScotlandLast night, the newly refurbished National Museum played host to the Scottish Leadership Awards 2011 gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Escape were delighted to host a table at the event which proved to be a fantastic evening recognising the best of Scottish Leadership and what an impressive line up in each of the categories! Continue reading

Monthly Roundup – September 2011

The first month in our 2011-2012 financial year is now over and it’s been a busy time for everyone in the team. Here’s just a few highlights from September at Escape including new employees,  new projects, the AWR and juggling lessons! Continue reading

Optimistic Outlook from the Scottish Engineering Industry

Engineering | Machine PartSCOTTISH ENGINEERING ANNUAL DINNER

Escape sponsored and attended the 2011 Scottish Engineering Dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow. As usual the event was very well attended with many of Scotland’s leading lights from the engineering and manufacturing sector present. Continue reading

Social Recruiting with HR & the Hr Network

HR Network Conference Badge | Laura Barnet A response to Hr Network’s Social Networking & HR Conference 2011

This year’s Hr Network annual conference focussed on Social Networking for HR and Recruitment. As a recruiter turned marketer in the recruitment industry I was delighted to attend a Social Media event tailored to my industry sector.

With 300 HR, Learning & Development and Recruitment professionals across Scotland attending, it was clear this was a topic of real interest to the rest of industry as well and a smart move by organisers Lee Turner and his team at Hr Network!  Continue reading