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'Real-life Sherlock' for SME event.

AFORENSIC mind reader who has performed at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and baffled both Simon Cowell and Jonathan Ross will provide the entertainment at Insider's annual Scottish SME Awards next month.

Colin Cloud is different. Imagine someone who can tell you what you do for a living, what your hobbies are and what you've done that day, even the things you wouldn't want him to, just by looking at you.

Having been accepted into university at the age of just fifteen to study forensic investigation and with a passion for criminal profiling, he's developed near superhuman abilities, leading to him being described by his fans and the media as a modern-day, real-life Sherlock Holmes.

An internationally respected 'mentalist', Cloud is considered by his peers to be the next Derren Brown. His skills have been taking him all over the world - from performing Off Broadway in New York and in London's West End to Caesars Palace, and Magic Castle in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

He appeared reading the mind of Jonathan Ross on ITV's Penn and Teller: Fool Us and was the first mentalist to appear on Britain's Got Talent, receiving four yeses from Simon Cowell and his team of judges.

His most recent stunt saw him making history and being the first individual to correctly predict the exact tweets of other people, days in advance. His targets were Stephen Fry, Frankie Boyle, Ellie Goulding, Ricky Gervais and Richard Dawkins. His prediction was sealed in ice at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, before being smashed open under test conditions to reveal his thoughts were astonishingly accurate.

The awards, in association with Bank of Scotland, recognise Scotland's best performing small and medium-sized companies and are being held on Thursday February 26 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. ? n The categories for the awards are: The Number One SME300 Company in Insider's SME300 listing The Fastest Growing SME300 Company (in turnover percentage over one year) The Best SME300 Newcomer (for a company which previously had turnover below PS8m and is now in the SME300) The SME300's Highest Climber (for the company which jumped up the most places in the listing) Top SME300 Turnaround (for a company which previously made a loss and is now in profit) More information about the awards can be found at www.scottishsmeawards.co.uk To book tickets please call David Hill 0141 309 4913 email: david.hill@insider.co.uk

Colin Cloud appeared reading the mind of Jonathan Ross on ITV's Penn and Teller: Fool Us and was the first mentalist to appear on Britain's Got Talent

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