Event Chair and Guest Presenter: Alastair Balfour

Alastair Balfour is an award-winning journalist as well as a highly successful businessman. After a 17-year newspaper career with The Scotsman, the Daily Record and the Sunday Standard, he co-founded the Scottish Business Insider group, which he sold in 1999. Alastair is a director of ScotlandIS and Business Forum Scotland and was one of the original founders of the Entrepreneurial Exchange in 1994. He has been a member of Strathclyde Business School’s advisory board and the Archangel Informal Investment group. His current major interest is Company Creators, which he co-founded in 2001. Using his journalistic flair to attract investors, Alastair specialises in strategy, market positioning, business planning and equity funding and has worked with more than 50 client companies to date.