Scotsman - Great Britain won 15 medals at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. One was gold. Twenty years later 67 medals were won – 27 of these gold. This success is a clear validation of UK Sport’s approach to picking and nurturing winners.
However, the government remains reluctant to apply this strategy to the global economic race. If Scotland wants to meet its aspiration of competing internationally to create jobs and growth, we need to apply some of UK Sport’s methods. UK Sport has developed a clear understanding of how to identify and nurture talent.
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Mark Bell is an economic development expert at PA Consulting Group. Mark and PA Consulting are members of the Economic Development Association Scotland. From 2014 – 2016 Mark participated in the EDAS Innovation Sub Group, which produced key messages around supporting Scotland’s innovation eco-system: http://www.edas.org.uk/en/current-work-strategy_50494/