Alison Loveday

Scottish Enterprise

Alison Loveday has developed her career over 20 years in business development, leadership training and entrepreneurship, with experience in political liaison.

As Programme Manager for ‘Unlocking Ambition’ – a £4m flagship entrepreneurial development initiative – Alison’s focus is on creating and driving delivery of a brand-new and disruptive approach to supporting Scotland’s most ambitious and purpose-driven entrepreneurs.

In her former role leading Account Team Development for Scottish Enterprise -Scotland’s main economic development agency – she harnessed her entrepreneurial talents to implement a large-scale leadership and consultancy skills programme for business consultants and specialist financial, digital and innovation advisers.

Her previous experience also includes:
  • Creating the award-winning Business Able programme – supporting entrepreneurs with disabilities into self-employment.
  • Leading strategic partnerships as Programme Manager of the Glasgow Economic Commission, the early Glasgow City Deal
  • Working as part of the Glasgow Economic Leadership Executive Group – where Alison focused on bringing the city’s higher and further education institutions together to provide self-employment education to undergraduates.
  • Chairing the Inverclyde Economic Development Group and Chair of the ExpoRen initiative with Scottish Development International, local colleges and Chambers – joining up exporting support services for local firms

Alison is a proud graduate of the University of Glasgow and recently achieved the Institute of Leadership & Management qualification in Coaching & Mentoring.

She has also been awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate Communications & Public Affairs with Distinction by Robert Gordon’s University.  She also leads a team of volunteer chaplains, creatively supporting staff and students in one of Scotland’s largest High Schools.

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