Unlocking Insights

Unlocking Insights

In Unlocking Insights we speak with company founders and senior business leaders from across the globe as part of "Unlocking Ambition", Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme.

For season two we have an all new series, "Unlocking Net Zero", of founder–to–founder conversations hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown.

All Episodes

[Ep 12] Frances Guy, CEO, Scotland's International Development Alliance – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”

Nov 12

33 min 39 sec

[Ep 11] Steve McQueen and Sean Kerr, Sustainable Thinking Scotland – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”

Nov 12

50 min 31 sec

[Ep 10] John Ferguson, SisalTech – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”

Nov 12

27 min 42 sec

[Ep 9] Scott Dickson, Phox Water – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero.

Nov 8

24 min 37 sec

[Ep 8] Douglas Martin, MiAlgae – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero.

Nov 8

30 min 28 sec

[Ep 7] Ash Penley, Zoex Power – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero.

Nov 8

34 min 25 sec

[Ep 6] Emily Rogers and Claire Rampen, Reath – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”.

Nov 4

40 min 39 sec

[Ep 5] Ally Mitchell, Ocean Plastic Pots – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”.

Nov 4

30 min 41 sec

[Ep 4] Alison Wood, Floco – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”.

Nov 4

40 min 15 sec

[Ep 3] Dr Gordon Drummond, Craigmyle Estate – Unlocking Net Zero (with Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown) Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”.

Nov 4

41 min 30 sec

UA Unlocking Net Zero podcast: Paul Easto Hosted by Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. This Episode: On top of leading one of the nation’s best tailored adventuring companies, Paul Easto and his team at Wilderness Scotland are currently curating one of the most exciting developments in sustainable tourism, a venture that will truly help them and their customers make informed decisions about their impact on the planet. Listen in to this fascinating conversation with Wilderness Scotland company founder, Paul Easto and Unlocking Net Zero champion Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown, founder of CleanWaterWave. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”.

Nov 4

45 min 31 sec

UA Unlocking Net Zero podcast: Celia Davies Hosted by Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown Welcome to this exclusive mini-series – Unlocking Net Zero – hosted by Unlocking Ambition alumni and friend, Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown. In this series, Dr Stephanie interviews outstanding entrepreneurial Founders from all across Scotland, doing incredible things to help our Net Zero ambitions to become a reality. This Episode: Omanos Analytics is a company that is doing something that, most likely, most of us won’t have a clue about – they use satellite data about the planet (‘Earth observation data’, or simply ‘EO’) to understand changing conditions on land and sea. They work with communities and charities to help validate issues where environmental and social injustices have occurred.  Listen in to this fascinating conversation with Omanos Analytics company founder, Celia Davies and Unlocking Net Zero champion Dr Stephanie Terreni-Brown, founder of CleanWaterWave. We know you’ll enjoy listening in on this founder – to – founder conversation. We hope you’ll be inspired by the innovative ways in which Scottish companies are revolutionising their own operations, leading the way in showing what Scotland is capable of as we transition to a net zero economy. As always, the views of our guests will not always reflect those of Unlocking Ambition, or our partners. We welcome the breadth of opinions and approaches to tackling climate change. Not only can you enjoy their conversation today – but you can get involved too! Find us online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ We’d love to hear from you and your story of how you are also unlocking net zero”.

Nov 2

39 min 34 sec

Welcome to Unlocking Insights, the series where we speak with company founders and senior business leaders from across the globe as part of Unlocking Ambition – Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme. In this episode we meet Graeme Cook – an experienced board-level HR Leader with an established track record of delivery in blue-chip companies and recognised for having appointed, upgraded, and developed high performing Executive leadership teams.  Graeme was appointed as a GlobalScot by the First Minister of Scotland in May 2017 #UnlockingAmbition is a business accelerator  that provides intensive wrap-around support for Scotland’s most promising and talented entrepreneurs; amplifying Scottish innovations that will benefit society, the environment and the economy. With all our guests on “Unlocking Insights”, please remember that all views expressed are reflective of their personal and professional experience and are not intended to represent their employers. Look out for other episodes in our series. In this episode Graeme gives and introduction to "Building the Right Team" and takes questions from the uA3 cohort. Episode was recorded in October 2021 and introduced by Alison Loveday! Thanks so much for listening to Unlocking Insights – subscribe to the series and be sure never to miss an episode. Please share with your networks and on social media channels and tag us using #unlockinginsightspodcast Find Unlocking Ambition online: Twitter: twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ Website: www.unlockingambition.scot

Nov 1

55 min 22 sec

Welcome to Unlocking Insights, the series where we speak with company founders and senior business leaders from across the globe as part of Unlocking Ambition – Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme. Scott Dickson is a UA alumnus who started his career journey at just 19 years old, spending a year as a B2B sales representative for a start-up commercial water supplier. However he soon realised he didn’t want to work for anyone else! Scott says “the leadership course set up by Unlocking Ambition was a turning point for [his] business.” Subsequently UA enabled Scott to invest in bringing Phox' product manufacturing to Scotland. In conversation with Zoi Kantounatou, on behalf of Unlocking Insights, Scott talks about navigating a route around academia, through employment and into entrepreneurialism; and subsequently founding Phox, supplier of the world’s most eco-friendly water filter. #UnlockingAmbition is a business accelerator  that provides intensive wrap-around support for Scotland’s most promising and talented entrepreneurs; amplifying Scottish innovations that will benefit society, the environment and the economy. With all our guests on “Unlocking Insights”, please remember that all views expressed are reflective of their personal and professional experience and are not intended to represent their employers. Look out for other episodes in our series! Thanks so much for listening to Unlocking Insights – subscribe to the series and be sure never to miss an episode. Please share with your networks and on social media channels and tag us using #unlockinginsightspodcast Find Unlocking Ambition online: Twitter: twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ Website: www.unlockingambition.scot

May 18

44 min 27 sec

Welcome to Unlocking Insights, the series where we speak with company founders and senior business leaders from across the globe as part of Unlocking Ambition – Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme. In this episode we meet James Chadwick – James passion is growing and investing in tech and media companies. For more than 20 years James has held senior roles in large organisations around the world including WWP, Intel and Facebook where he was Director of Global Partnerships and International Marketing Director. In recent years he has focussed on investing in the growth of AI start-ups like the award winning Otter.ai and he is the co-founder and CCO of Pencil, the world’s first Machine-Generated Content (MGC) self-serve platform that generates, predicts and iterates dozens of high-performance adverts online. In discussion with Zoi Kantounatou, on behalf of Unlocking Ambition, James shares career insights and practical tips including the importance of choosing and living your values as well as the creative AI innovations currently being explored at Pencil. Stay tuned to hear James’ “6 T’s” and why they matter to your business. Please note: this was originally a live session recorded with the UA2 cohort and reference will be made to the live audience. #UnlockingAmbition is a business accelerator  that provides intensive wrap-around support for Scotland’s most promising and talented entrepreneurs; amplifying Scottish innovations that will benefit society, the environment and the economy. With all our guests on “Unlocking Insights”, please remember that all views expressed are reflective of their personal and professional experience and are not intended to represent their employers. Thanks so much for listening to Unlocking Insights – subscribe to the series and be sure never to miss an episode. Please share with your networks and on social media channels and tag us using #unlockinginsightspodcast Find Unlocking Ambition online: Twitter: twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ Website: www.unlockingambition.scot

May 18

41 min 41 sec

Welcome to Unlocking Insights, the series where we speak with company founders and senior business leaders from across the globe as part of Unlocking Ambition – Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme. Dr Poonam Malik is a startup growth executive and mentor. With a broad and varied career Poonam’s passions include: building and supporting talent for the future and establishing partnerships & programmes that lead to sustainable growth, thriving economy & global health improvement. On the Board of Scottish Enterprise (SE) Poonam aims to help guide the direction of the organisation and ensure Scottish Enterprise is adding value to Scotland's economy. In conversation with Zoi Kantounatou, on behalf of Unlocking Ambition, Poonam discusses the highs and lows of ‘future trends’. Please note that this was a live session and therefore there were questions submitted by the audience at the time. #UnlockingAmbition is a business accelerator  that provides intensive wrap-around support for Scotland’s most promising and talented entrepreneurs; amplifying Scottish innovations that will benefit society, the environment and the economy. With all our guests on “Unlocking Insights”, please remember that all views expressed are reflective of their personal and professional experience and are not intended to represent their employers. Thanks so much for listening to Unlocking Insights – subscribe to the series and be sure never to miss an episode. Please share with your networks and on social media channels and tag us using #unlockinginsightspodcast Find Unlocking Ambition online: Twitter: twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ Website: www.unlockingambition.scot

May 14

42 min 28 sec

Poonam Gupta Welcome to Unlocking Insights, the series where we speak with company founders and senior business leaders from across the globe as part of Unlocking Ambition – Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme. Poonam Gupta OBE is a Scottish-Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist. Poonam is Chief Executive of PG Paper, which she founded from her kitchen table in 2003 and which now exports to more than 50 countries. Gupta was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to business and charity in the 2017 New Year Honours. In 2017, Poonam formed Women's Business Mentoring which provides business mentoring schemes to women across Scotland. In conversation with Bruce Walker, on behalf of Unlocking Ambition, Poonam talks about her journey and learning as an entrepreneur, emigrating to Scotland and becoming a business owner. #UnlockingAmbition is a business accelerator  that provides intensive wrap-around support for Scotland’s most promising and talented entrepreneurs; amplifying Scottish innovations that will benefit society, the environment and the economy. With all our guests on Unlocking Insights, please remember that all views expressed are reflective of their personal and professional experience and are not intended to represent their employers. Look out for other episodes in our series! For now this is Unlocking Insights with Poonam Gupta, in conversation with Bruce Walker! Thanks so much for listening to Unlocking Insights – subscribe to the series and be sure never to miss an episode. Please share with your networks and on social media channels and tag us using #unlockinginsightspodcast Find Unlocking Ambition online: Twitter: twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ Website: www.unlockingambition.scot

May 14

30 min 14 sec

Welcome to Unlocking Insights, the series where we speak with company founders and senior business leaders from across the globe as part of “Unlocking Ambition”, Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme. This episode Dan Glazer is an American technology lawyer, strategic business advisor, and the Managing Partner of Wilson Sonsini's London office. Dan advises high-growth UK/European technology and life sciences companies on raising capital in the US and UK/Europe, expanding their businesses into US markets, and connecting with investors, corporates, and advisors. In this episode Dan talks with Bruce Walker about the firm's US Expansion group, which supports UK and other non-US technology and life sciences companies through their US life cycle: US launch, expansion, commercial contracts, fundraising, M&A, and IPO. #UnlockingAmbition is a business accelerator that provides intensive wrap-around support for Scotland’s most promising and talented entrepreneurs; amplifying Scottish innovations that will benefit society, the environment and the economy. With all our guests on Unlocking Insights, please remember that all views expressed are reflective of their personal and professional experience and are not intended to represent their current or previous employers. Look out for other episodes in our series, including… For now this is Unlocking Insights with Dan Glazer, in conversation with Bruce Walker! Please share with your networks and tag us using #UnlockingInsightsPodcast Find Unlocking Ambition online: Twitter: twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ Website: www.unlockingambition.scot

May 12

46 min 32 sec

Welcome to Unlocking Insights, the series where we speak with company founders and senior business leaders from across the globe as part of Unlocking Ambition – Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial development programme. This episode: Hannah Fisher is Co-Founder at The Start-Up Drinks Lab. Hannah and co-founder Craig Strachan, met through business accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark when they were trying get their own soft drink brands off the ground. However, finding a suitable third-party manufacturer to produce and bottle their products proved to be a significant challenge. Between them, they had approached over 30 manufacturers in the UK and Europe with little success. Spotting a real gap in the market, they set out to create a facility that would allow other fledgling brands to bring their products to market by breaking down the biggest barriers to production. In this episode Hannah talks us through the Start-up Drinks Lab story and how she and Craig have navigated their innovative Drinkubator service. #UnlockingAmbition is a business accelerator  that provides intensive wrap-around support for Scotland’s most promising and talented entrepreneurs; amplifying Scottish innovations that will benefit society, the environment and the economy. With all our guests on Unlocking Insights, please remember that all views expressed are reflective of their personal and professional experience and are not intended to represent their employers. Look out for other episodes in our series, including… For now this is Unlocking Insights with Hannah Fisher, introduced by Zoi Kantounatou! Thanks so much for listening to Unlocking Insights – subscribe to the series and be sure never to miss an episode. Please share with your networks and on social media channels and tag us using #unlockinginsightspodcast Find Unlocking Ambition online: Twitter: twitter.com/Unlock_Ambition LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/unlocking-ambition/ Website: www.unlockingambition.scot

May 12

40 min 44 sec