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Fort William entrepreneur Angus MacDonald OBE, who has built and sold five significant businesses while based in the Highlands, will share his inspiring journey at a free event at Inverness College today (Thursday May 30).
Mr MacDonald first established his reputation in the 1990s in his 20s, building and selling a data company to a Californian FinTech business, followed by scaling and selling two financial publishing companies for a combined value of over £91m. In 2018/19, he sold an education company and recycling business for £60m. In 2014, he was awarded an OBE for services to the Highlands, and in 2017, was crowned Spear’s UK wide Entrepreneur of the Year.
The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to strengthen their business acumen, develop strategy from MacDonald’s insights and pose questions to him. They will also be able to connect with other local business owners and like-minded peers.
Speaking ahead of the event, Mr MacDonald said: ‘I love business, believe that opportunities abound, and I want to encourage younger generations to share this ethos, particularly in the Highlands. I will still be doing this when I am 85.’
Sandy Kennedy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, will chair the event and is at the forefront of leading a movement to progress business in Scotland himself.
The event, which starts at 5.30pm, is free to attend. Go to https://www.entrepreneurialscotland.com/events/evening-withangus-macdonald