September 17th 2020 | Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh



Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland has been serving the people of Scotland since 1727. In an ever changing banking world the Royal Bank has a strong record of innovation. From the world’s first overdraft, and the first house purchase loan by a UK bank, to the first fully-fledged internet banking service, the Royal Bank has always strived to meet customer demand and react to customer behaviour. Today the bank supports 1.75 million personal customers, 120,000 business customers, is the largest supporter to many key sectors including social housing, enterprise and agriculture and is the only bank to have 50 Women in Business specialists in Scotland.  With 12,000 staff the Royal Bank plays a role in communities across Scotland, with employees raising more than a million pounds and volunteering more than 15,000 hours for charities in 2017.

Coca-Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola European Partners are the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, operating across Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, GB, Iceland, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. In Great Britain we employ some 3,800 people and we are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our products and operations, with a particular focus on sustainable packaging, water stewardship, carbon reduction and climate protection. We make, sell, and deliver Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta, Dr Pepper, Sprite, Schweppes, glacéau Smartwater, PowerAde, Oasis, Appletiser, 5 Alive Monster, Relentless and Capri-Sun.

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Scottish Police Federation

The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) is the staff association that represents the interests of 99% of the police officers in Scotland. Often referred to at the police trade union the SPF has developed a formidable reputation and is consistently seen as the go to body by those want an honest insight into the health of the police service in Scotland. Known for their no nonsense, straight talking approach the SPF has delivered some of the most brutal assessments of the impact of austerity on the service to the public, as well as its own members. It is also often seen as the only voice standing up for the reputation of a much maligned service.

Scottish Power

ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. We’re investing £7million every working day, delivering a better future, quicker.

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I are proud to offer the UK’s leading premium beer and cider brands, including global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; international brands Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Beck’s, Leffe and Hoegaarden; and local champions Bass and Boddingtons.

We are here to champion Britain’s iconic beer culture, from barley farmers to pubs and retail; we are a founding member of the Portman Group, member of the British Beer and Pub Association and supporter of the Drinkaware Trust. We are also members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainability Energy and the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group. Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Learn more at or on Twitter through @BudBrewingUKI

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Aberdeen Standard Investments

Headquartered in Scotland, Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset manager dedicated to creating longer-term value for our clients. We manage over £500bn of assets across a comprehensive range of investment solutions, making ASI the largest active manager in the UK and one of the largest in the world.  

Scottish Grocers' Federation

Formed in 1918, Sottish Grocers Federation is the national trade association for the independent convenience store industry in Scotland. There are almost 5,000 convenience stores in Scotland. They provide 44,000 jobs and contribute £530 million to Scotland’s economy each year in Gross Value Added. Local shops are vital community assets and we know that almost 85% of Scottish convenience retailers are regularly involved in community engagement activities. Community is at the heart of the convenience store industry in Scotland.

Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is a global drinks producer and exports company steeped in Scottish heritage. It is the only Pernod Ricard business dedicated entirely to Scotch whisky and comprises a prestigious range of single malt and blended whiskies. Chivas Brothers’ award-winning portfolio features some of the world’s most revered Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet. With a multitude of awards and accolades for its quality, craftsmanship, industry-leading sites and award-winning campaigns, its brands are at the heart of moments of connection across the globe.

The company comprises 1,600 employees, 14 Scotch distilleries, two bottling facilities and over 300 warehouses across its 26 sites including Orkney, Scotland and London.