The Scottish Business Insider Deals & Dealmakers Awards acknowledge and reward excellence in corporate finance transactions.
Returning for their 24th year, the awards celebration dinner recognises the bankers, venture capitalists, lawyers and accountants who initiate, structure and negotiate deals for growing organisations. The awards are based on deals completed by this community in the fiscal year 2021/22.
With hundreds of people attending the event, made up of dealmakers, bankers, lawyers and event sponsors, the event makes for the ideal networking opportunity.
The dinner itself is not only an excellent opportunity to network with some of the leading players in Scottish dealmaking, it is also a highly entertaining evening with a high profile guest speaker.
Journalist, Broadcaster and Writer
Jackie Bird is one of Scotland’s best known and most experienced broadcast journalists. She presented the BBC’s flagship nightly news, Reporting Scotland, for thirty years, reporting from Helmand to Hollywood; Washington to Wimbledon. As a broadcasting all-rounder she’s been the presenter for key events - from election night to Hogmanay. In 2020 she launched the Scotland’s People Awards which is now a mainstay of BBC festive viewing. She’s also the face of Scotland’s Children in Need.
Jackie writes and produces documentaries on TV and on radio including specialist music programmes for Bauer Media and Radio Scotland.
Jackie began her career in print journalism working for the Sun and is a newspaper and magazine columnist. She’s currently the voice of the National Trust for Scotland’s “For the Love of Scotland” podcasts.
Comedy is another love and Jackie has written and produced a sit-com series and sketch shows. She also wrote and produced an acclaimed series on the history of the Scottish suffragette movement.
Jackie’s versatility and engaging presentation style mean she’s in regular demand for corporate work, hosting events from blue chip company conferences to the Special Olympics.