MacKay Hannah was founded in 2003 by Angus MacKay and Gail Hannah. Angus MacKay is a former Member of the Scottish Parliament where he served as Minister for Finance and Local Government in the Scottish Cabinet and prior to that as Deputy Justice Minister. Gail Hannah has an extensive background in Scottish local government where she led ruling administration group offices and also in the Scottish Parliament where she led both parliamentary and constituency offices.

Now into our nineteenth year we have a long pedigree in designing and hosting the kind of policy conferences people value for their content, quality of speakers and the opportunities to network - and of course the chance to hear and be heard.

We have experience from across the UK having organised everything from awards events with over 900 people in the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London through to seminars for just 20 people - and everything in-between. Public policy related conferences are our core strength and we continue to focus on contemporary policy issues. Whether we feature a senior figure such as a First Minister, Chancellor or Mayor of London as keynote speaker or a less public figure, our focus is on ensuring that the programme has the content and participants people want.

We have now added online conferences and webinars to our portfolio in response to both the initial restrictions of covid and evolving patterns of work and travel which have followed the pandemic. We use our knowledge and experience drawn from almost two decades of delivering traditional face to face events to ensure that these online conferences and webinars are built around what we know people value. So whether attending one of our events in person or online you will find them topical, informative and insightful.

I really enjoyed this event. I have been for the last two years and truly value the event as well as the networking opportunities. The venue was also excellent and provided the best lunch that I have ever had at a conference! Delegates feedback form, ACES 2015