Russell Dalgleish has dedicated his career to connecting the Scottish diaspora globally through founding & supporting organisations, creating opportunities, and speaking internationally.

Here's what people are saying

"You are a great speaker Russell Dalgleish.

I think you may have been one of the first speakers I went to listen to when I first started my own business in 2017 - it was a an event ran by RBS for budding entrepreneurs.

If you weren't the first then you were definitely the most memorable and relatable."

Susan Mackie, Consultant & Director

Impact GDPR Business Support

"I've had the pleasure of knowing & working on projects with Russell for many years. His knowledge, insight and understanding of business, commerce and international operations is extensive, additionally his ability to impart and share his experience is truly inspiring. I've been very fortunate in being able to utilise his knowledge and discuss scenarios that have allowed me to make balanced decisions, making major positive impacts on me personally & professionally. If you have the opportunity to see Russell at the many events where he is presenting, and/or work with him, take this with both hands! You'll be a better business person for the experience."

Andy Brodie, Head Of Resourcing

Quensh HSEQ Specialists

"Russell is an inspirational authentic confident and knowledgeable speaker.

I was fortunate to be invited by Russell for his interview with SBN’s Ambassador for Sydney, Peter Gardiner. Russell is a master of networking, connecting people, creating opportunities and collaborations.

He has the winning formula for success; his story, his genuine offers of help/advice and enthusiasm for others to succeed."

Jock Boyle, Founder

OIS Inventions

"Russell Dalgleish is a perfect guest! It was my great pleasure to interview him for a special ‘Leadership Reflections’ episode of my podcast and radio show “The Good Listening To: The Story Behind Your Story Show” as a LinkedIn LIVE.

He is a truly wonderful and inspirational 6’ 5 Scottish man-mountain of entrepreneurial flair & generosity and a truly 'Great Scot'! An economical yet inspirational communicator, whose every word is well worth listening to: an opportunity not to be missed! There’s GOLD in that there guest!"

Chris Grimes, Director & Broadcaster

Second Curve

“Russell empowered an audience of 100 people during his talk at British Polish Business Lunch at London (April 22).

He provided practical insights on how diasporas can better work together to impact business growth.

The feedback received from the audience: inspirational, fascinating panel of speakers and a lively debate. 5 out of 5 stars.”

Bart Kowalczyk, Founder & Director

Polish Business Link

"Russell spoke impactfully at a Scottish Borders seminar for business growth.

From Dog Physiotherapists to Financial Planners, Russell inspired each attendee and delivered on his promise of being a 'conductor of business connections'.

Russell is truly for business growth in Scotland!"

Mary Hemingway, Financial Advisor

Fearless Financial

"Thank you for an excellent talk at the University of Edinburgh during the IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day.

Truly enjoyed it, you came across as very authentic, approachable and knowledgeable.

Excellent tips for your entrepreneurs on how to build a personal brand and reputation."

Mariela Albornoz, Senior Brand Strategist

Attended University of Edinburgh Business School

"Russell spoke at a Changing the Chemistry event - our focus is the value of board diversity - and Russell generously shared his insights and board experiences.

He is inspirational in his delivery and ensured that he included a wide range of replies to a diverse group.

Highly inclusive and valuable!"

Liz Taylor, HR Consultant

Liz Taylor HR Consulting

"If you can secure half an hour in Russell's diary - grab it with both hands! Our half hour, very generously extended to over an hour, and during that time Russell shared industry insight, gave advice and offered candid feedback to our business proposition. Russell quickly digs deep to understand how he can help your business, and who he knows that he can pull in to help too - which is great for businesses at any point in their growth. A generous networker, overflowing with knowledge - look forward to the next time."

CatherineAnn Reid, CEO & Founder

Doqit Technologies Limited

"Russell is an outstanding, inspirational speaker. Also, a great chair, panel member and interviewer as well as an all-round great guy 👍🏻 I have the privilege of knowing Russell and benefiting from the enormous contribution he makes to helping companies grow and scale. Russell is a tireless advocate for Scottish-based businesses travelling the world to help connect the Scottish diaspora... I have nothing but admiration and respect for what has been achieved. Whilst a very busy networker and tech entrepreneur, Russell makes time to understand your business goals and provides lots of useful ideas and connections to help you along the way."

Andrew Morrison, Founder & BD Director

AM Bid

"I believe one of Russell's strongest qualities is his clarity of thought and ability to simplify a process or project as much as possible and therefore allowing everyone involved to understand their own roles and objectives.

I would not hesitate to recommend working with Russell to anyone.

I look forward to our next project soon!"

Steven Alexander, Commercial Director


"Russell is a tireless advocate for Scottish business, with a unique combination of speaking, marketing and commercial skills.

He has a wide network and is unfailingly helpful to those seeking advice.

I've enjoyed collaborating with Russell and would be happy to recommend him."

Calum Byers, Executive Coach

People Untapped

"Russell is one of the most helpful people I have talked to in recent times. He is very knowledgeable and has answers to almost every question you ask. The ones he doesn't he will have an idea for a course of action to get an answer.

His depth of business experience shines through when you talk to him and there are no barriers to him divulging solutions to most potential problems you may have. I am already looking forward to our next chat. Thanks for all your help and advice Russell. Much appreciated"

Mike McGarvey, IT Director

Tartan plus Tweed Ltd

"I had the pleasure of interviewing Russell for my podcast (The People Stack Podcast).

Even though we had only just met, I had so much fun talking with him because of his warm, friendly style and genuine desire to help others."

Jen Bunk Ph.D., Founder

The People Stack

"Russell is a dynamic motivator. He is highly connected and is willing and eager to share his connections, networks and wisdom with others so they can reap the benefits.

Russell is motivated in his goal to boost Scottish businesses, and his full focus is in aiding collaborative mindsets globally.

His passion for business growth, and his willingness to help others in achieving their goals is truly inspirational."

Jamie McGowan, Founder

Essence of Harris

"Russell brings a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience.

More importantly a willingness to share, advise and support entrepreneurs, who like himself wish to make difference.

A genuinely kind and knowledge person, with the ability to focus on what matters."

Stephen Wilson, CEO & Co-Founder


"It was a privilege to have Russell Dalgleish, inspiring serial entrepreneur and motivational speaker join us at the Mayor of London’s Digital Roadshow. I have had the pleasure of working with many of the brightest minds but Russell ranks among the very best speakers I’ve ever encountered. His speeches on the topics of innovation and entrepreneurship have influenced industry leaders in many parts of the world. Russell gave fundamental advice and guidance to our future digital leaders, on top of spending the whole day at our event he gave an inspiring motivational speech at the key speaker’s summit. We really enjoyed having Russell on board."

Ellen Kerr, CEO

DCB Project

"I was passed Russell's contact details by a trusted friend. We had reached a point in our early development where a critical decision had to be made about whether or not to pivot fully away from our original demonstration prototype and adopt a much more ambitious outlook. Russell took my call and without any hesitation provided me with the most insightful guidance on the very specific challenge we faced. His willingness to pay it forward, without any expectations, was remarkable and inspirational. There are a small number of people in this busy world who will make time for a stranger in need of advice. Those who do without hesitation we call leaders."

Phillip Bruner, Founder & CEO


"I attended Russell's talk about Business Growth at a Business Gateway event last week in my role as marketing assistant to my husband's business. Russell was so inspirational, giving really practical tips that could apply to a multi-national as much as to a small self-catering business like ours. He also went above and beyond expectations by giving personalised advice by email - with some great tips that we hadn't even considered before.

A great figurehead for Scottish business around the world."

Miriam Adcock, Project Manager

Zero Waste Scotland

Judging The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022
Judging The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022
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