POY News | December 2015


Hello wonderful people,

We hope that this month has brought you happiness, food and festive cheer. On the Seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, sadly not Seven Swans a’ Swimming, but the POY newsletter for you all read. We hope that 2016 is your best year yet and that we see you over the coming months. Some highlights of the newsletter are:
  • Some inspirational community members
  • Opportunities to see your wonderful faces
  • Christmas party pictures
Love, Team POY

Community News

Gautam Ghai was featured on YourStory speaking about Happy Hakka, his incredible Delhi based Chinese takeout restaurant. This article speaks about Happy Hakka’s journey so far.


Zoe Jackson was officially awarded her MBE by the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle this month. There she was honoured for her services to performing arts and young entrepreneurs. It is truly wonderful to have the recognition that you deserve.

Tom Parling and his team from Ocere were invited to be part of Google Elevator which is exclusive to the top 250 High potential Google Partner agencies (out of 30,000) – amazing news!

We were so pleased to be part of the ScotStartups Christmas Party this year and see so many of you there. A huge thank you to the team at ScotStartups and everyone else involved in the organisation of the event for putting on such a fantastic party.

Christmas party

Upcoming Opportunities 


On Friday the 8th of January we will be hosting a Vision Day to help us all focus on our goals for 2016 – it is an opportunity to reflect on what drives us, what our biggest and wildest dreams are, as well as get clearer on our visions for the future, our lives and our work. Get your tickets here.
‘If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.’ – Steve Jobs

Our next Beautiful Business Workshop will take place on Friday the 29th of January at the incredible West Brewery, Glasgow. Reserve your place here

RICAP, for our alumni, will take place between the 2nd and 3rd of April in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside – this is your last chance to get your hands on earlybird tickets today before the New Year – we are counting down the hours.

Essential Reading

Letters of Note 

‘Live as well as you dare’ was written by essayist Sydney Smith in February of 1820. Letters of Note is a wonderful books series as well as blog which collects, and beautifully presents, remarkable letters.

 Letters of NOte


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