Speaker and Host announced for Scottish Awards for Business Excellence 2019

Key speaker is Jack Allan, 95 Social

As part of our theme of Past:Present:Future, our key speaker the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence this year will be Jack Allan, the 23 year old founder of 95 Social, an Edinburgh based start-up encouraging Scotland’s small businesses to think differently about social media. Jack believes in demonstrating a business’ personality and the use of simple yet relevant content to engage and maintain an audiences’ attention on social media. We look forward to hearing about his professional journey and his ideas for the future world of communications in the digital era.


As a student, Allan became tired of the theoretical side of a traditional British university education and actively sought practical business experiences for himself. Following professional experience at home and overseas, Jack launched 95 Social to educate and assist small business owners across the UK with social media marketing.


Today, 95 Social is a growing social media agency managing social media accounts for a host of small businesses across Scotland. The company works with over 15 student content-creators and is about to hire its first intake of student social media managers.


Over the coming years, Jack hopes to offer even more paid, practical opportunities to students whilst building an agency that creates real value for its clients. Since the beginnings of his company at university, Jack has been aware of the depth of talent that can be found on campuses across the UK. He is a strong advocate of students gaining practical, real-life experience to develop their professional potential.

David Tanner resumes his role as host

Broadcaster David Tanner is best known for being the face of Scottish football on Sky Sports and for his work with BT Sport, TalkSPORT and BBC Scotland.

A slick host of live events and conferences, this is his third year presenting the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence with Quality Scotland.

As well as his TV and radio work, David Tanner is a communications expert, media trainer, skilled interviewer and he produces video content for corporate clients.

He is a proud ambassador for the Action for Children Scotland charity.

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