Dods at the SNP Conference 2017

SEC Centre, Glasgow


38 Degrees

38 Degrees is one of the country’s largest campaigning organisations. We bring together millions of citizens to work to make the UK a better place, by taking action on the issues that matter to us.

Since the EU Referendum, 38 Degrees members have been drawing up a crowd-sourced vision for what Brexit should look like. Over 8 million votes have been cast so far, on dozens of different ideas including the NHS, trade and immigration - and the plan is taking shape.


British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. With more than 600 member firms - including over 260 fund managers and 100 institutional investors - it is our role to inform and engage, to demonstrate the positive role of our industry in the UK economy and provide market intelligence, technical updates, specialist training and more.



With over 50 years of experience, the CBI is the UK’s most effective and influential business organisation. Proving members with the influence, insight and access they need to plan ahead with confidence and grow. CBI represents members’ views when working with policymakers to deliver a healthy environment for businesses to succeed, create jobs and ultimately, drive economic growth and prosperity.


Coca-Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola European Partners is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. In Great Britain, 97% of the products we sell here are made here. We employ some 4,000 people across England, Scotland and Wales at manufacturing sites, offices and depots. CCEP continue to deliver a wide-ranging sugar reduction strategy to allow our consumers to make the right choices, and we are committed to minimising the environmental impact of its products and operations, with a particular focus on sustainable packaging, water stewardship, and energy and climate protection


EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.  It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

In Scotland EDF Energy operates Hunterston B in North Ayrshire and Torness in East Lothian which employ more than 1,000 staff and around 500 contracting partners across the two power stations. EDF Energy also employs more than 200 office based staff in East Kilbride. Our joint venture, EDF Energy Renewables, operates seven windfarms in Scotland. These assets power stations generate enough electricity to power almost 4 million homes.


Holyrood Health and Care Hub

The Holyrood Health & Care Hub is a new initiative to bring together some of the leading organisations involved in health and social care from across Scotland to stimulate debate, inform policy and share some of the challenges and success stories in the sector.



Poppyscotland were established in 1921 as The Earl Haig Fund Scotland but adopted our current name and logo in 2006 to reflect our revised fundraising activities and welfare services work.  In June 2011 Poppyscotland merged with our sister charity The Royal British Legion (TRBL), which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to form the largest charity group supporting the Armed Forces community across the whole of the UK.  We continue to operate as a distinct charity within the TRBL group of charities, relying entirely on public donations to allow us to continue our life-changing work.


Rail Delivery Group

The Rail Delivery Group exists to enable rail companies to succeed in transforming and delivering a successful railway. Rail plays an ever more crucial role in Britain, with long term growth in passengers and freight. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to enable them to succeed by delivering better services for their customers. This ultimately benefits taxpayers and the economy.  

Santander UK

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. 


The Entrepreneurs Network

The Entrepreneurs Network is a think tank for the ambitious owners of Britain’s fastest growing businesses and aspirational entrepreneurs. Through research, events and the media, we bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and policymakers to help make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business. We are the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Entrepreneurship.


The Investment Association

The Investment Association is the trade body that represents UK investment managers. Our 200 members collectively manage over £5.5 trillion on behalf of clients in the UK and around the world.



TheCityUK is an industry body for UK-based financial and related professional services, producing evidence of its importance to the wider economy. In the UK, across Europe and globally, TheCityUK seeks to influence policy to drive competitiveness, create jobs and ensure long-term economic growth. The industry is a core driver of the economy, contributing nearly 11 percent of all UK gross value added and employing over 2.2 million people right across the country.