Business and Sport Share Vision for Success
4 May 2012
Last night (Thursday 3 May) saw over 50 of Scotland’s most powerful figures in Scottish sport and business join forces at the Glasgow office of Deutsche Bank to learn of the progress being made by the charity Winning Scotland Foundation to achieve its vision of helping, through sport, more young people to be successful in life.
Sir Bill Gammell, Chairman of Cairn Energy PLC and founder of Winning Scotland Foundation, Alistair Gray, executive chairman of Winning Scotland Foundation and Colin Grassie, CEO for Deutsche Bank UK and Winning Scotland Foundation Advisory Board member, were joined at the evening presentation by the likes of double Olympic sailing gold medallist, Shirley Robertson, world record rugby points scorer Chris Paterson and Scotland rugby 7’s players Colin Gregor, Andrew Turnbull, Scott Riddell and James Fleming.
Commenting on the significance of the event, Colin Grassie, CEO Deutsche Bank UK, said: "I am a great believer in the work of Winning Scotland Foundation and passionate about the benefits of sport. It helps raise self esteem and build social skills, which is beneficial both for individuals and society at large. Sport is a powerful engine for social change."
During the evening, guests watched a short film and heard how since its formation in 2006 by Sir Bill, the Foundation has successfully developed the cultural change programme Positive Coaching Scotland, role model programme Champions in Schools and corporate volunteering programme Work Out For Sport; all through partnership with the likes of the Scottish Government, sportscotland, Deloitte and local authorities.
Guests enjoyed food from award-winning chef, Roy Brett of Ondine and wine selected by Pete Stewart of Inverarity Wines.