The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) is the national organisation for promoting and supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland's universities.

Dawn Shand

Dawn Shand is the Regional Business Adviser for the Scottish Institute for Enterprise.  She is based in Aberdeen and provides support to all the Universities in the North and East including Robert Gordon University.  Her remit is to provide a business advisory and mentoring service to students who are interested in developing a business idea with growth potential.

Dawn has over 20 years' experience in business and has ran her own marketing, pr and business development consultancy as well as working as an Account Director in a design agency and Marketing Manager for a large commercial law firm.  More recently she worked with the Centre for Design and Innovation at Robert Gordon University on a project to encourage more innovative thinking amongst businesses in Scotland.

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