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Perthshire business figures question curling star Eve Muirhead at Clydesdale Bank’s Business Week

15th May 2015

Scores of business figures from Perthshire had the opportunity to question champion curler Eve Muirhead as part of Clydesdale Bank’s Business Week.

More than 40 customers and contacts attended the Team Muirhead event at Murrayshall House Hotel in Scone on Thursday 14 May.

The dinner was held to celebrate the continued success of the 25-year-old, from Perthshire. In February, she reclaimed the Scottish Women’s Curling Championships and in March her team narrowly missed out on a medal at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Sapporo, Japan.

Last year, the Scottish women’s team won bronze at the Winter Olympics.

Richard Smith, Head of Clydesdale Bank’s Perthshire Business and Private Banking team, said:

“Welcoming Eve Muirhead and her team has been a pleasure and a memorable occasion.

“Eve has been competing at the highest levels of the sport for many years, becoming Scottish skip while only in her teens. It was an inspiration to hear from Eve and her team of athletes during Business Week.”

During the event, Eve reflected on the commitment it takes to achieve success before attendees put questions to the skip and her team.

Clydesdale Bank’s Business Week, which ran from May 11-15, saw more than 250 customer-focused events take place in the Bank’s UK network of business and private banking centres. Sessions held across Scotland focused on issues including employee engagement, cyber security, managing growth and inspiring the next generation of business leaders.

As part of Business Week Clydesdale Bank has been encouraging SMEs to have a full understanding of their business’ value.

Research commissioned by Bank to launch Business Week suggested that the majority of small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland are underestimating their true worth by not taking into account the value of assets such as trademarks, patents and intellectual property. According to the study, only one in three (34%) Scottish SMEs has ever taken steps to value their non-physical assets.

Clydesdale Bank has strengthened its support for UK SMEs by becoming the first to partner with the British Business Bank under its ENABLE Guarantees scheme. Up to £125m of new lending by Clydesdale Bank, guaranteed by the British Business Bank, will help more small businesses achieve their growth ambitions.

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