South of Scotland Productivity Club Presents: Productivity Talks online

Productivity Club Scotland is a forum for networking and peer-to-peer learning for businesses. We provide signposting to resources, and support our members to focus on continuous improvement and organisational capacity.

Fri, 28 May 2021

13:30 – 15:00 BST


The aim of Productivity Talks is to provide you with an opportunity to discuss challenges and potential solutions, reflect on your own approach and understand the views of others. Our speakers will deliver short, to the point talks or case studies drawn from their own experience, which will be followed by discussion and time for questions. 

1.30 – 1.35 – Welcome

1.35 – 1.50 – Case Study: Produce and Productivity with Andrew Stirling, Stirfresh/Stirling Potatoes Ltd

1.50 – 2.00 – Group discussion

2.00 – 2.20 – Case Study: Collaboration, it is how we roll with Claire Wise, Circular 1 and Clair Mclean, Realise HR

2.20 – 2.30 – Group Discussion

2.30 – 20.40 – Q&A session

2.40 – 2.45 – The End

Andrew Stirling

Along with his wife Anita and four children, runs Stirling Potatoes Limited and Stirfresh from Upper Dysart outside Montrose. Andrew and his family farm growing potatoes, vegetable and cereals. Andrew bought Stirfresh, a business with over 50 years, from his family in 2008. Their business employ over 70 full time staff and they supply schools, NHS in Aberdeenshire, Tayside, Fife and indirectly via wholesalers through the rest of Scotland. Also, they supply Aldi with all Scottish potatoes and prep veg as well as ready meal companies. Part of the business includes cooking potatoes and they have just fitted a retail pack size mash potato line.

Claire Wise

Claire studied at the University of Central Lancashire before starting her HR journey with a logistics training company, she has worked within several sectors including social housing and civil engineering, specialising in coaching and developing high performing teams through periods of exceptional growth. She joined Circular1 Heath at the start of May as their People Director. When she isn’t working Claire is ticking off the Wainwrights.

Claire Mclean

Claire founded Realise HR 4 years ago after a very successful HR career over a variety of sectors. Claire started her career with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh then progressed to HR management of small teams within global businesses before moving into HR Director roles where she focused on strategic people planning and building competent teams to support company growth. She has a passion for organisational effectiveness and the part people play in it. Claire’s superpowers include Transformation and change, People experience, HR Technology, Engagement and Company culture. To relax at the weekend Claire loves to travel and enjoys some good food.

These events are designed to interactive with group discussions. We hope that you can join us. 

Full joining instructions will be sent to you the day prior to the event.