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Event Date

23 May 2019

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Event Location

, The Balmoral Hotel View on map


Scotland Dinner


Our established series of dinners feature high-calibre speakers and an audience drawn from all parts of the private equity and venture capital community, making it an ideal networking event to raise your profile and entertain your clients. All proceeds from fundraising are donated to charity. The Scotland Dinner will also host the BVCA's Regional Management Team Awards for Scotland, which will recognise and celebrate the industry's success stories within the region. and venture capital.


19:00 Registration and networking reception

20:00 Welcome from Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

20:05 Dinner service

21:15 Management Team Awards, presented by Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

21:35 Dinner service resumes

21:55 Business card draw and charity donations

22:00 Address by guest speaker - Timandra Harkness

22:20 Heads & Tails Quiz followed by Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

22:30 Closing remarks by Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

22:35 Post dinner networking reception

01:00 Carriages


Timandra Harkness

Timandra formed the first comedy science double-act in the UK with neuroscientist Dr Helen Pilcher. She has also appeared in and co-written Your Days Are Numbered: The Maths of Death and Science Burlesque, from the Cheltenham Science Festival.

Now a regular writer and presenter on Radio 4, Timandra has fronted documentaries such as Data, Data Everywhere, and Personality Politics. She co-hosts FutureProofing, with Leo Johnson and is the resident reporter on the social psychology series, The Human Zoo.

Since winning a competition in the Independent with a piece on goat-borrowing, she has written for publications including the Telegraph, Guardian, Sunday Times, Evening Standard, WIRED, Men's Health and Significance (the journal of the Royal Statistical Society). Her book, Big Data: does size matter?, gives a history of data collection and collation, how it’s changing the world, and its shortcomings from politics to health to smart cities.   

Dress Code

Black tie and evening/cocktail dress


Vine ripened tomato & mozzarella, ciabbatta cracker, basil dressing

Ox cheek served with a Smokey Arran mustard mash, mulled red cabbage, baby onion and turnip, thyme reduction

Palet d Or

Please note that all table bookings include 5 bottles of wine and unlimited still and sparkling water


The Balmoral
1 Princess Street

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Members: £250.00 +VAT for a single seat
Members: £2,195.00 + VAT for a table of 10
Non-members: Limited allocation, please email Jack Hughes to discuss participation and pricing.

VIP Package £2,795.00 + VAT for a table of 10, includes:
• Champagne on table as seated (2 bottles)
• Upgraded red and white wine on table
• Additional bottle of wine (6 bottles per table)
• Host company branded napkins
• Priority placement in the room

To enquire about our VIP Package, please email Jack Hughes

Bookings are non-refundable. Please see our Terms & Conditions.


We have secured preferential rates with the The Balmoral Hotel of £220.00 inc. VAT for a single room and £245.00 inc. VAT for a double room. Both include breakfast.

Please call 0131 556 2414 and quote "BVCA230519" for preferential rates, alternatively you can email
Please note these rates expire on 25 April 2019.

For availability and other enquiries please contact

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Series sponsors

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Featuring the BVCA Management Team Awards,
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Privacy Information

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Please contact if you would NOT be happy for us to share this personal information with other attendees. Our full Private Policy & Accessibility Statement can be viewed here.

Further information


 +44 (0)20 7492 0400