Sir Tom Hunter
Judging Panel Chairman
Scotland’s first home grown billionaire, Sir Tom also holds the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy.
Operations Director and Deputy MD at Business in the Community, Mark draws upon his experience as an Executive and Non-Executive Director in national and global NGO’s, working closely with business & government on human rights, environment & responsible business.
As the Managing Director of Business in the Community Scotland, Jane has responsibility for the strategic direction of one of the country's leading groups for promoting the role of business in delivering on the key issues facing our communities.
Dr Azeem Ibrahim is an expert in strategic policy development and has advised many world leaders as an International Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Currently leading Jumpstart, the UK’s leading R&D tax credit experts, Brian is an advocate of entrepreneurship being a former director of Entrepreneurial Exchange.
Chris is one of Scotland’s most active entrepreneurs and leading light of the gaming and internet service providing industries in the UK. He is the Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland.
Before becoming Managing Director of the People’s Postcode Lottery in the UK, Jo has been Group Managing Director of Capital Radio Group and successfully prepared and managed the sale of Leicester City FC as CEO.
Bryan is Co-founder and Managing Director of BQ, a national publishing and media brand recognised for celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship to help businesses succeed and grow.
Jennifer started Cheyne’s hairdressing salons in the mid-1970s. Since then it’s risen to an industry leader in hair and beauty.
Malcolm is the Chair of the Scotland Board and Managing Director of Corporate and Commercial banking in Scotland for Royal Bank of Scotland.
Mick is a serial and innovative social entrepreneur. His WildHearts initiative launches businesses and uses its profits to fund global micro-finance.
Shaf is a serial investor, entrepreneur and business journalist for The Sun, and is also a star of the BBC’s online Dragons Den.