Better Directors, Better Business and a Better Economy



IoD Scotland Annual Conference 2017


Workshop Sponsors


Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 4,700 clients in more than 70 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards (formerly Diligent Boardbooks) solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on via any device, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing. Visit or follow us on twitter @diligentHQ to learn more.

Skills Development Scotland

SDS, a non departmental public body, supports the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills.  As Scotland’s national skills agency, SDS is central to driving the success of the nation’s s economy.  The organisation works with partners to create a Scotland where employers are able to recruit the right people, with the right skills, at the right time.  The overarching aim of SDS is to support an economy that is strong, inclusive and diverse.  The organisation has sought to better align employment and skills, streamline access to services for individuals, stimulate employer demand and create a simplified institutional landscape.  This is achieved by working with people and businesses in each of Scotland’s local authority areas to develop and apply skills, also working with partners at a national and regional level.


Vistage is an organisation designed exclusively for high-integrity MDs, CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members — 21,000 strong in more than 17 countries — gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimise decision making. MDs & CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at more than double the rate of the average company, according to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet US data. Learn more at


Supporters & Exhibitors

Officers Association

The Officers Association Scotland assists former military officers to find employment when they leave the services. Our highly skilled clients have well developed leadership capabilities along with backgrounds in a wide variety of management specialisms – Operations, Project Management, Facilities, HR and Logistics to name a few.   OA Scotland offers employers a no-cost recruitment service, so contact us for access to our talent pool.

Embassy of Belgium, Flanders Investment and Trade

Flanders Investment and Trade is part of the Embassy of Belgium

Our aim is to assist Scottish companies with their expansion plans into Continental Europe. All our governmental services are free of charge. We bring UK companies in contact with Belgian partners for a joint-tackling of the EU market.  Flanders-Belgium is centrally located in Europe and gives you access to 300m potential customers in a 500km radius. Multilingual staff (Dutch, French, German and English) can assist UK companies with contacting potential clients.  There are various airline connection routes from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Brussels as well as an excellent ferry connection between Rosyth and Zeebrugge (in Flanders).  All your inquiries will be handled with utmost discretion. Our Embassy team is looking forward on hearing from you! We gladly assist with your expansion plans on the Continent.


Web | Design | Publishing | Consultancy

reddishpink was born in April 2003 and started with a simple vision – to create a small, powerful agency that offers its clients very high levels of creativity and client service. To work with some great big clients, and lots of small ambitious ones. To have all the skills needed to produce engaging content and marketing media, in multiple formats, in house. Our clients’ tell us we’ve achieved this goal.

reddishpink is a marketing communications agency. A team of specialists in all of the disciplines needed to produce beautiful media, professional marketers, publishers, photographers, writers, designers and developers, all working cohesively with a focus on a creative and tangible end result.  We have a combined experience of more than 120 years in marketing communications and design and are able to bring you considerable expertise gleaned not only from reddishpink, but during our time working with leading agencies in London, Manchester and the US on some of the UK’s largest advertising and marketing accounts. This means you get bags of talent and amazing experience.



Visit your local branch

IoD Scotland has branches across all of Scotland giving you the opportunity to see what’s on in your area over the coming months.

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Tel: 0131 557 5488
Fax: 0131 557 5818
10 Charlotte Square
EH2 4 DR

Upcoming Events

  1. Good Governance What Every Director Needs to Know

    January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    until January 18, 2018
  2. Question Time Debate featuring Opportunity North East

    January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    until January 25, 2018

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