The first 2020 event of the Scotland IP Inclusive Network had as its theme “How to improve access to the IP industry” – a topic that’s important for the future of our industry and which we hoped would resonate with many of our supporters.
The event format was a panel discussion hosted in Glasgow with a video link to Aberdeen, followed by an open discussion for all. Both events were hosted for the Scotland Network by Murgitroyd.
Andrea Brewster OBE, founder and Lead Executive Officer of IP Inclusive, was a panellist at the Glasgow-based event. Catherine French (Sacco Mann), Beth Marshall (Murgitroyd, IP Ability and IP Futures) and Ellie Wilson (Virtuoso Legal) also shared their insights, via an impressive four-centre video link.
The main topics for their discussions were:
- Update from the 21 January IP Inclusive annual meeting
- Introduction to IP Ability (our new community for disabled people and carers)
- Social mobility and access to the IP professions
- Careers in Ideas
- IP Futures and their work with early-career IP professionals
Delegates in both Glasgow and Aberdeen also contributed their ideas and experiences, in a wide-ranging and constructive session. You can read a report of the event, from panellist Catherine French, here.
Event venues & timings
- Glasgow: Murgitroyd House, 165-169 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8PL
- Aberdeen: The Enterprise Centre, Exploration Drive, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8GX
Registration was from 5.30 pm, with the panel discussion starting at 6 pm. We finished at 7.30 pm but could have talked for much, much longer!