October 3, 2022
St Andrews Business Club is looking to appoint two new Marketing Communications Interns. This is a great opportunity to work for a local, long-established
This is a great opportunity to work for a local, long-established networking club where you will gain excellent business experience and communication skills.
While this is not a paid position, any out-of-pocket expenses incurred on Club duties will be reimbursed and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to enjoy the following benefits:
Approximately 2 hours per week.
The start date and length of the internship will be agreed with the successful candidates.
The interns will be supervised and trained directly by the Committee member with primary responsibility for Club communications, but also by other members of the Committee.
The application should be made by sending your CV via email to email@example.com with:
The evening began with a candid account from Dr Tanya, who shared the troubles she faced in her early life and how she overcame these challenges to develop her highly successful career with Ewgeco, the first smart real-time utility meter in the UK, and her new business Glaze & Save – insulating products for doors and windows, mainly focused on improving energy efficiency in listed and conservation properties.
Graeme Carling was just as candid about his business journey – admitted to making mistakes in early businesses before going on to build his large and successful portfolio of businesses. A key message was the need to adapt to changing markets – a very important lesson in today’s economic and political climate.
Juno Lee gave a very interesting and enlightening description of his journey to creating the iconic CombiniCo food brand and his future plans for the business. The audience enjoyed hearing his stories and challenges he faced.
Daniel Malikzade-Afshar gave a comic yet educational talk in a laidback style with insights into the challenges and surprises he came across when establishing the Yes!Cab taxi app. It was very interesting learning about his unique business model and his plans to grow the brand while diversifying against his major competitor, Uber.
The evening concluded with Sagar Kumar Sharma, a student entrepreneur with a colourful career already including investments, property and music. Sagar took a different approach to the others – taking of the importance of pursuing a career you enjoy, which develops you as a person and philanthropy.
Thanks to them, the Enterprise Week Committee and everyone who attended for making this such a great event at the Byre Theatre.
Stanley Parker, one of the club’s marketing communications interns, took the opportunity of this event to announce the launch of the new student business club – St Andrews Business Club Students!
For more photos, go to the Album on our Facebook page.
NEXT EVENT: The Club’s next event is October 23: Structured Networking.
The free event, open to all, to be held at The Byre Theatre from 5.30pm, will hear Dr Tanya Ewing, Graeme Carling, Daniel Malikzade-Afshar and Juno Lee speak about their experiences, approach and success. It will also begin with 90 minutes of networking.
Tanya Ewing is the multiple award-winning tech entrepreneur, inventor, consultant and mentor who invented the Ewgeco smart real-time utility meter so people could more easily see, understand, and control their costs. She continues to champion energy efficiency with her latest venture at Glaze & Save, which focuses on insulating doors and windows in the listed and historic property sector.
Graeme Carling is the founder and CEO of Carling Property Group, one of the largest private residential landlords in Scotland, and Infinitas Investment as well as Chief Executive of McGill, which he brought back from the brink after buying it out of administration, creating 50 jobs within five months.
Current 3rd Year St Andrews Physics student Daniel Malikzade-Afshar is the founder of local taxi booking platform Yes!Cab, which he created to allow long-established local firms to compete with the giant ride-sharing apps.
Juno Lee, is the co-founder of Combini Co a St Andrews-based fast-casual food and beverage company which combines authentic Korean and Japanese flavours with local Scottish produce.
St Andrews Business Club has partnered with the Enterprise Week student committee for the third year to help organise the event as part of its commitment to nurturing entrepreneurship.
The event will begin at 5.30pm with networking with students and university staff over drinks, before the presentations begin at 7pm. After each of the presenters has spoken, the audience will get a chance to ask them questions.
Speaking about the event, St Andrews Business Club President, Caroline Rochford, said: “We’re delighted to have been asked to contribute to this event for a third year to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and business people. The Club welcomes them to any of our own events and we look forward to hearing stories which will doubtless inspire our members too.”
Bonnie Hacking, Enterprise & Employability Adviser at the University of St Andrews, says: “We’d like to thank St Andrews Business Club for its continued contribution to this event to promote entrepreneurship in our students and in the local community.”
Free tickets for business people should be booked via Eventbrite – for the link go to the Business Club website at www.standrewsbusinessclub.co.uk or the St Andrews Enterprise Week Facebook page, where you can read full details of this event and the rest of the Enterprise week. Students should book via The Byre website.