A decade of growth, bold brand strategy and company culture w/ Andrew Dobbie

Aug 18, 2022, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Barclays Campus, Agora Room, Windmillcroft Building, 4 Clyde Place, Glasgow, G5 8BP

A decade of growth, bold brand strategy and company culture - Andrew Dobbie, MadeBrave Founder We'll be sitting down with Andrew to hear all about the highs and lows of the last ten years of scaling the business to a world-renowned creative agency!

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About this event

A decade of growth, bold brand strategy and company culture - Andrew Dobbie, MadeBrave Founder & CEO

Thursday Aug 18th, 6.00 - 8.30pm

How brave do you have to be to start your own business?

On August the 18th we will be joined by none other than Andrew Dobbie, CEO & Founder of MadeBrave to share all the high and lows of the last ten years of scaling the business to a world-renowned creative agency!

They say that fortune favours the brave, but with even the greatest successes come challenges along the way. In 2012 Andrew first started MadeBrave on a shoestring budget of just £1000. Fast forward to 2022, MadeBrave is an award-winning multi-million pound business that works with some of the world’s leading brands.

Within those ten years we’ve had the arrival of Instagram and TikTok, a boom in podcasting; and have more tools than ever before to create our own content and brand story. But how do you keep up? How do you stand out? MadeBrave have continued to evolve and adapt to the changing world of socials and marketing. 

From working on projects for the likes of Jonnie Walker, Nestlé and Unilever to building a viral TikTok account with his son, Andrew has been able to balance building world-class content for MadeBrave and his own personal brand.

As we go through the 10 year journey of MadeBrave, we’ll dive into:

  • Changing landscape of media consumption
  • Scaling your team and culture
  • Building a strong personal brand & company brand
  • Becoming TikTok famous & how to do it
  • Why Glasgow is the perfect destination to scale your team

Join us on August 18th as we tell the MadeBrave story with Andrew Dobbie!

How to attend

See you by the Clyde. We're back in person with our friends and new Glasgow residents at the Barclays Campus. Find address below.

[Speaker] Andrew Dobbie (MadeBrave)

A true creative at heart, Andrew began his career as a designer and photographer after studying Multimedia Systems at University of the West of Scotland. Now considered one the UK’s leading branding experts, Andrew believes strongly in brands that live their purpose and that are built from the inside out.

Since launching MadeBrave in 2012 on a shoestring budget of just £1000, Andrew has grown MadeBrave into a 65-strong, multi-million pound business - creating award winning work for many of the world’s leading brands, including Nestle, VELUX, Medtronic, Diageo, FNZ and KPMG.

Andrew believes that through driving a positive workplace culture, exceptional work is born. This philosophy has led to numerous award wins for MadeBrave, including Campaign's Best Places to Work award and a ranking on The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For List.

In addition to running MadeBrave, Andrew is well known for presenting a monthly podcast, ‘Just A Chat With’, celebrating best-in-class creativity from around the world.

When he’s not helping brands find their brave, Andrew can be found at home with his family or honing his electric guitar skills with his French Bulldog, Astro, by his side.

[Host] Emma Loedel (SG Scotland)

Glasgow Chapter Director has been volunteering with Startup Grind since 2019 and has recently relaunched the Glasgow chapter. Emma has a science and engineering background and got her first taste of the start-up environment in Bogota, Colombia whilst working in prosthetics clinics. Since then Emma has built on her international experience and embedded herself in the Glasgow & Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Her passion for tech and innovation has led to her current role as business development manager at tech start-up Novosound, which works across the industrial, medical and wearable sector. Emma brings a new perspective to the Startup Grind Scotland team and is excited to showcase many vibrant founder stories across the city.

Why attend?

  • Find out the inside scoop on creating bold & revenue-driving branding
  • Changing landscape of media consumption
  • Connect with peers in a casual setting
  • Catch up with friends and make new ones
  • Local pizzas and drinks courtesy of Barclays
  • Share an ask or a project you’re excited for with the community
  • Check out the brand new Barclays Campus

What you need to know!

What: A decade of growth, bold brand strategy and company culture - Andrew Dobbie, MadeBrave Founder & CEO

When: 18th August

Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Where: In-person at Barclays Campus

Agora Room, 

Windmillcroft Building 

4 Clyde Place


G5 8BP

Bonus Extras: Partner offers, interactive Q&A and a chance to win a special prize via our Twitter competition!

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Networking, Drinks and Food
Fireside Chat with Andrew Dobbie
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