Explorer scales heights to inspire Borders businesses

Explorer Polly Murray proved an inspirational guest speaker when she addressed around 50 business people in Hawick.

Tuesday, 14th July 2015, 12:19 am

It was the latest leg of a masterclass tour, organised by Business Gateway Scottish Borders.

Perthshire-based Ms Murray, 41, shared her experiences of scaling Everest and trekking in the Amazonian rainforest, explaining how her determination saw her overcome adversity and stressing the importance of setting goals in order to succeed.

The masterclass roadshow moves to Berwickshire High School in Duns on August 27, when the guest speaker will be Philip Oldham, CEO of famous name textile brand Lyle & Scott which is headquartered in Selkirk.

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With a successful background in several sectors, including pharmaceuticals and food manufacturing, Mr Oldham will talk about the use of innovative business practices to ignite company fortunes.

The Duns event will offer delegates the chance to see a 3D printing demonstration unit in action. Also attending will be a representative from Interface, which connects businesses to higher education and research institutions.

The EU-funded tour will conclude at Earlston High School on September 24 when the speaker will be sales expert Jackie Wade.