Chief Executive, Entrepreneurial Spark
After graduating from Glasgow University with a degree in Psychology, I knew I needed to understand people more and what makes them tick. Therefore I have been involved in a long list of business start-ups over the space of more than a decade, with a strong Scottish streak running through them. From launching a “tartan affinity” credit card with a US bank aimed at the Scottish Diaspora, I moved on to promoting her own board game, Scottish Quest.
I managed the Connect Scotland technology business network and was responsible for co-ordinating The Gathering, a vast Scottish event for the Scottish Diaspora, in 2009. I was also a director of Panalba, a social networking website aimed at the Scots worldwide, and took on a number of roles involving business mentoring and encouraging entrepreneurship before meeting Jim Duffy in 2011 and co-founding Entrepreneurial Spark.
I have a passion for supporting people as well as driving the team to get the best out of them to create a long term sustainable business. When I’m not in a hatchery or working on the vision I can be found enjoying good food and a glass of prosecco.