Business Beats Cancer Edinburgh
Next event 12th March 2020
The next Business Beats Cancer Edinburgh Dinner is taking place on the 12th March 2020 at The Balmoral with guest speaker Mollie Hughes.
All money raised will fund life-saving research at the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre.
Business Beats Cancer Edinburgh
Business Beats Cancer Edinburgh brings together business leaders to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK. The Business Beats Cancer Edinburgh board is one of a growing network of boards across the UK. Each board organises an exciting annual fundraising event that brings together businesses in its local area to beat cancer.
Being involved with the inaugural Business Beats Cancer Edinburgh dinner was genuinely uplifting. It was a great evening in aid of an amazing cause. I’m delighted to hear that this will be an annual event and even more so that the plan is for all cities to host a fundraiser. The spirit of generosity and optimism really made this a networking event with a difference. I can’t wait for the 2020 event. Hopefully, we’ll top the £70k raised this year!
I’d urge all businesses to get involved. It’s such an important cause, as so many of us know all too well. With Business Beats Cancer, we all have a chance to support the science that really does save lives.
Lou Kiddier - Content Production, Always Be Content
The Business Beats Cancer Edinburgh board have already raised an impressive £70,000 at their inaugural event this year. All money raised is restricted to the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre.
Myra Fulton (Chair)
Myra is a Director of Engineering at Skyscanner based at their office in Glasgow. Where she leads both operational and IT teams around the globe to deliver a truly world class digital workplace.
Myra has 15 years’ experience in the Technology sector.
Issy Urquhart (Vice Chair)
Issy is Craneware’s Chief People Officer.
Issy has lived in Edinburgh for 23 years working for companies mainly in the technology sector within her chosen field of Human Resources and Organisational Development.
She also sits on the Board of the Scottish North American Business Council.
Mark Hoskyns-Abrahall (Treasurer)
Mark is the Office Senior Partner for PwC in Edinburgh having been with the firm for almost 30 years.
Outside PwC he is a member of the Governing Council at ICAS, as well as serving as a Director on a number of local Charities.
Jacqueline Harris (Secretary)
Jacqueline is a lawyer working is the field of litigation with over 25 years experience.
She is a Partner with Pinsent Masons LLP an international law firm based in their Edinburgh office.
Rosemary is Chief People Officer, The Weir Group PLC based in Glasgow, with lots of international travel.
Rosemary is an Advisory Board Member to the School for CEO’s and an Advisory Board Member of the University of Strathclyde Business School.
Debbie is the founder of Beeline PR.
In 2018, she launched a new kind of motivational speaker agency - Speaker Buzz - which specialises in representing inspiring speakers that want to make a positive social,
cultural or behavioural change in society.
Eva works for PwC in Assurance. She has been assisting Mark with the Treasurer role. In PwC she is part of the office committee for Sport and Social activities.
She has been involved in organising a variety of fundraising and social events in her 6 years living in Scotland.
Tom Aldridge is Managing Director of Blackford insurance brokers - based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Blackford offer general insurance advice to businesses and private clients.
Since losing a close university friend to cancer in 2015, Tom has helped fundraise and campaign for CRUK, Strathcarron Hospice and several other charities.
Lou is one of the founders of creative agency Always Be Content.
She began her career in production as a film editor before switching to project management. Always Be Content were creative partners and, led by Lou helped brand the event and develop distinctive content marketing.
As for many people, Cancer Research UK is close to Lou’s heart
Caroline is Global Head of HR Investments at Standard Life Aberdeen, based at their office in Edinburgh.
Caroline has worked in HR for over 18 years, across a number of sectors and regions. Caroline is Co-Director for Thought Leadership at Women in Banking and Finance.
Since losing her mother to cancer in 2017, Cancer Research is very close to her heart.
What we're funding in Edinburgh
Our researchers in Edinburgh have everything they need to tackle cancer. From the best equipment to plenty of people to collaborate with, they are breaking new ground every day.For example, Professor David Cameron is running important clinical trials to find the best way to treat people with breast cancer.
Professor Malcolm Dunlop is studying the faulty genes that underpin bowel cancer, to understand how our genes influence the risk of developing the disease and the chances of surviving it. Dr Steve Pollard and his team are developing potential new treatments for the most common type of brain tumour in adults, known as glioblastoma multiforme. And Dr Sara Erridge is running a clinical trial in Edinburgh to find the best way to treat a type of brain tumour called glioma.