Scotland – 2020
Innovation for a Nation: the evolution of Scottish business
Scotland has a deep-rooted history of invention and discovery. It is a country that for centuries has thrived on its ability to adapt to the changing pace of the world. The birthplace of the telephone, the refrigerator, penicillin, and even the theory of modern economics, we are a nation of entrepreneurs, blue-sky thinkers and innovators.
Innovation is, however, perhaps one of the terms most commonly bandied about in global business today. It has become something of a buzzword, perhaps even a cliché, but in practicality it is something that truly must be embedded at the heart of any business wishing to succeed in an everchanging economy.
It is not, however, a catch-all term. What innovation means to one business is not necessarily applicable to another, therefore there is a real onus placed on leaders to ensure that their strategy takes into account new ideas able to have a tangible impact on the way their business functions across the board. Innovation for innovation’s sake is not a viable way forward. It is in this vein that through this edition of Canvas we introduce two of Scotland’s most forward-thinking leaders and hear about the way in which they have incorporated innovative thinking into their business’ day-to-day functions.
Capital Views – Team Insight: Sian Carnegy-Arbuthnott
Take a closer glimpse into the people at Saxton Bampfylde and our global partners with our regular team insight feature. Sian Carnegy-Arbuthnott joined our Consulting team in Scotland in early 2019. Past, present and futureRead more
To Boldly Go: Embedding a Culture of Innovation
Cassandra Woolgar, Business Psychologist and Partner in our Leadership Services practice, considers the importance of cultivating an environment of trust and authenticity to allow innovation to thrive. She discusses how this will be better achieved byRead more
In the News
We provide a brief insight into key news items across our practice groups Warm welcome to our new Partners We have welcomed new colleagues over the year who will be working very closely with ourRead more
The Constant of Change: Embracing the Skills Evolution
An award-winning Scottish business leader, Nora Senior joins us to share her view on the fears that often surround the implementation of technology and innovation, and the leadership skills required to ensure businesses are primedRead more
Cultivating Culture: An Innovative Approach to People Strategy
In her role as Group HR Director for CYBG, we welcome Kate Guthrie who talks to us as the organisation prepares to transform four diverse banking brands into a digital first bank. She shares herRead more
Scotland has a deep-rooted history of invention and discovery. It is a country that for centuries has thrived on its ability to adapt to the changing pace of the world. The birthplace of the telephone,Read more