FanDuel’s Eccles to address Holyrood business event

FanDuel co-founder Lesley Eccles to address tenth Business in the Parliament event

FanDuel co-founder Lesley Eccles to address tenth Business in the Parliament event

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The co-founder of Edinburgh-based sports entertainment firm FanDuel will be among the high profile business people to speak at the tenth Business in the Parliament event later this month.

Lesley Eccles, senior vice-president of FanDuel, will provide the key note address with fellow entrepreneur Rosemary Eribé, managing director and founder of Eribé Knitwear, which is based in the Borders.

The event is to focus on the theme of “opportunities for growth – Scottish business priorities for 2020”.

The convener of the economy, energy and tourism committee, Murdo Fraser, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Deputy First Minister John Swinney will also address the conference, which is being chaired by presiding officer Tricia Marwick and held in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

About 200 business people and politicians from all political parties are set to attend the two-day event, which will be held on 29 and 30 October.

Fraser said: “To be a successful and dynamic economy, our businesses must always be on the lookout for new markets, new technology and new opportunities to grow their business.

“So this year’s conference will consider how Scottish businesses can capitalise on some of these exciting opportunities and to ensure we build a prosperous and productive economy for our future.”

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