Seonaid speaks on a career in Finance at Waldegrave School

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Early in their 2019 Agenda, Speakers in Schools invited Seonaid Mackenzie to speak at Waldegrave School today.  Seonaid presented her career journey as a female entrepreneur within the Financial Services sector, an industry crying out for diversity.

Both Seonaid and the students enjoyed the interactions and here are just a few quotes from Sixth Form students:

“…The talk was really interesting and a great insight into financial services. I didn’t realise there were so many options within the industry.

It was very useful to have different career paths explained first-hand…” Upper VI Student


“…I learnt a lot from the talk and it was brilliant to hear a successful business woman talk about things that had contributed to her success.

The different routes into finance were something that stood out for me; particularly the opportunity to do an apprenticeship…” Lower VI Student

Sturgeon Ventures LLP will be hosting one of the girls in Lower VI this June, as part of her work experience week, whilst having a continued dialogue with other students who had follow on questions.

“…The Speakers for Schools programme has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to listen to high-achieving, inspirational and colourful speakers from a variety of fields. The speakers have provided practical and accessible information on their industries, whilst discussing career opportunities and the routes to employment. Students have gained an insight into working-life, and practical work experience as a result of talks; they are now motivated to become the next generation of leaders…” Philip Manning, KS5 Academic Mentor, Waldegrave School

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Sturgeon Ventures are the most established Regulatory Incubator, a trusted partner and venture catalyst. Providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, also known as a Regulatory Umbrella, Regulatory Hosting Platform or a Regulatory Ecosystem.
Sturgeon Ventures, with offices in London, has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998 . We have been nominated and won many awards including most recently Lawyer International Global Awards 2018 – Best Regulatory Incubator 2018 & FinServ Game Changer Innovation Award 2018,  Superior Lawyers Awards 2018 – Start-up Compliance Consultancy Firm of the Year – UK,  ACQ5 Global Awards 2018 – Europe Regulatory Hosting Platform of the Year and ACQ 5 – Global Awards 2018 – UK Family Office Wealth Advisor of the Year.  From 2017, 4 wins at the ACQ Awards 2017 – Europe, Regulatory Hosting Platform of the year, UK – Game Changer of the Year – Seonaid Mackenzie, UK – Family Office Wealth Advisor of the Year and International Business Strategy Consultancy of the Year; M&A Awards 2017 UK Compliance Consultancy – Start-up Issues and UK Adivsor of the Year – Seonaid Mackenzie, Best Regulatory Incubator 2017 and FinServ Gamechanger Innovation Award 2017 at the Acquisition International Magazine’s annual awards and HedgeWeek Awards Winner 2016 for Best Global Consultant in Business Strategy.
Sturgeon Ventures are proud to have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, since the start of this initiative in July 2016 and to contribute to industry publications such as Acquisition International and The Corporate Financier.
It’s founder, Seonaid Mackenzie, has also written a contributing chapter in “Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe: Practical Guidance For New Managers” on the subject of pioneering Regulatory Incubation.