Business for Scotland Event Details
'Economic Benefits of an Independent Scotland'
Thursday, April the 24th between 6pm and 8pm, Horizon Hotel, Ayr.
Guest Speaker - Ivan McKee
International businessman Ivan has worked in manufacturing for 30 years, mostly for large corporate organisations, until 8 years ago when he launched his own manufacturing consultancy and turnaround company.
His work has taken him across the globe, including periods working in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, and he currently has manufacturing businesses in Scotland, England and Eastern Europe.
That global experience has shaped his perspective on independence, and has shown him just how dynamic, responsive and successful smaller countries can be, when given the scope to focus on what is important for their economies and businesses.
Ivan believes the UK policy is focused far too heavily on the City of London and often ignores the prospects for manufacturing businesses as a consequence.
“Before I get involved in any new business I always have a good look at all the numbers in detail,” says Ivan. “Making a decision about whether Scotland would be better off outside of UK plc is no different. All the data shows clearly that financially Scotland contributes significantly more to the UK than it takes out. Being big isn’t always best: Turnover is Vanity, Profit is Sanity is always a good rule to follow.”