Adrian Murphy BA CertPFS Cert CII(MP): Associate Partner
Having successfully completed a BA in Financial Services, Adrian Murphy joined Murphy Financial making the company a 2nd generation family business. Since 2004 Adrian has gained extensive experience in all areas of the business while completing his qualifications. He is focused on the long-term success of the business which goes hand in hand with the philosophy on which it was founded: unrivalled customer service.
Ellen Tolsma Business Developer & Marketing Consultant working with Social and Cultural Enterprises
A creative and dedicated marketing manager & business developer with extensive background in the retail, (home)entertainment and social/cultural industry.
Stir up possibilities, experiential marketing, branding, building an audience, developing partnerships & joint promotions, idea maker.
Margo McKinlay, Branch Manager at Travail Employment Group
Sales Orientated Recruitment Manager aiming to make the Travail brand a success in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Engineering , Technical & Sales Recruitment
No challenge too large!
Kelly Mason Training
Sourcing, training, matching and supporting volunteer mentors to work with New Enterprise clients.
Alan Foster, WebMart
With almost 20 years experience in the print industry (where did the time go?!?!) I moved into sales 3 years ago. I have gone through a natural progression from my days as a Trainee Production Controller, through to Account Manager and now here I am as a Print Consultant. Not going too badly at all and looking forward to a happy and prosperous future!
Brian Canavan, Aperture Marketing
I've been working in marketing for nearly 20 years and started out helping SMEs with the Local Enterprise Companies.
I've since been in to larger companies helping them achieve their objectives before coming back to assisting SMEs with my own venture; Aperture Marketing.
Jim Henderson, Shirlaw's Coaching
In this current economic climate, clients are asking for help around getting more out of their existing resources and also ensuring they have the capability in their business to take full advantage of the uplift when it comes.
Founded in 1999 Shirlaws has now grown to include operations in North America, UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Shirlaws has redefined business coaching with our unique approach based on establishing a balance between commercial outputs (e.g. Increased revenues, profits, efficiencies) and cultural improvement (e.g. Better leadership, communications skills, life balance).
Kenneth Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick Accounting
After working in financial services I found myself gravitating towards accountancy as financial controller of a manufacturing company in Glasgow. I decided to take the plunge and embarked on the ACCA qualification on a self study basis. I sat all fourteen papers and passed them all first time within the space of two years. I then moved into lecturing, specilaising in tax, and presenting courses for Kaplan, ICAS and The University of Stirling.
Alongside this I built up a portfolio of accountancy clients which became the basis for my current venture, Kilpatrick Accounting.
Susan Grandfield, People Development Specialist and Director at SG Development Solutions
Susan has been working in the field of people development for over 13 years and has a broad experience with many organisations in the public and private sector, working with individuals and teams on their personal and professional development. Her main passion lies in moving people from where they are now to where they want to be in terms of their skills and mindset. She set up SG Development Solutions in 2010 with the aim of helping organisations achieve success by engaging their employees through fun, practical and inspiring development solutions.
Colin Abercrombie, 5th Column Design
Colin specialises in setting up new businesses. Its so important to get the right branding/look for your business - it has to be pitched perfectly for the right market. Colin feels its overlooked most of the time and his job is convincing clients otherwise. Alongside this, he loves helping them setup an online presence and educate them that the Internet is a tool that can build them a more successful business.
Philip Hannay, CEO Legal Advisor, Corporate Lawyer & IP Lawyer of the Year 2011 & 2010
Philip is the 'go-to' legal advisor for inventor/entrepreneurs and companies at the vanguard of the digital, technological, creative, and cultural sectors. Philip benefits from his appointments to the board of a spread of charities and micro businesses together with his position as a trusted advisor to acquisitive industrial companies, corporate CEOs / MDs, investors and other SME stakeholders; particularly those operating in the knowledge and green economies.
Simon Murrison, Partner at Gilliland & Company
Since qualifying as a CA, Simon has specialised in the owner managed, small to medium size sector focusing on helping clients understand and grow their business.
He is heavily involved in the start up market with many mentor roles including being involved with the Enterprise Fellowship Development Board that offers advice to University 'spin out' companies on commercialisation.
David Reilly, Managing Director, Create Ts & Cs
Create Ts and Cs maintain that Business Contract Services should be more accessible to Start Up and SME sized businesses at a competitive price. We supply a completed contract solution for a fixed price; we believe our approach is in-line with Start up and SME business requirements. This business model allows us to offer a bespoke cost effective solutions relevant to our clients needs.
Martin Little, Director LPL Telecom
Jeremy left journalism after over twenty years working as a picture editor for national newspapers and has just completed a course in digital marketing with The Institute of Direct Marketing. He is in the process of setting up a video production company, Wideboy Productions, aimed at supplying high quality video marketing services for businesses.
With over 30 years professional, academic and commercial experience in law and psychology, created, designed, developed & now deliver web-enabled bio-medical software through MindCircles (combining valid and reliable CircleSafe (stress risk assessment questionnaire) with Qvolution - proven psychological stress management and prevention techniques. First of its kind - delivered in ONE comprehensive package covering legislative duty of care compliance AND provides the solution. Professional and Personal Goals - to increase human potential and enable individuals to see that they can have a 'better lifestyle' whether at work, home or leisure
Jane Grant A.C.M.A. is the founder/director of AMAS accounting, which was established in 2002. Jane is a professionally qualified accountant and is a member of the Chartered institute of Management Accountants.
Jay is the founder member of Online Bugle Ltd and helps organisations achieve their website goals. May it be for more visitors, sales, imparting or collecting information, to name just a few goals that can set and and monitored. This is done regularly and systematicaly with independent reports to help evaluate and tweak online marketing strategies. He is particularly adds value to this activity because of his wide experience and knowledge of technology, business and general marketing in a wide range of market sectors and sizes of organiastions over the last 35 years. He has particular interest and knowledge of the Google technology ie optimisation. analytics & adwords, developing website links and social media marketing.
A Senior Associate in the Private Client division specialising in tax and estate planning for private clients, including wealthy individuals and their families. I advise primarily on capital taxation, succession, trust law, Wills, executries and asset protection. I have experience in dealing with complex issues arising out of estates and post death planning. I also advise on Guardianship and Powers of Attorney.
After graduating from the University of Strathclyde, I joined Ernst & Young, qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1999. I then joined the Private Client department at Morisons LLP and qualified as a Solicitor. I joined Biggart Baillie in April 2008 and moved to Morton Fraser in December 2011.
I am a Notary Public, a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. I tutor in taxation at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law.
David has 11 years of experience within the technical security market and has gained a huge wealth of knowledge and expertise through the delivery of technical security testing and managing large penetration testing programmes. In addition to this David has experience in providing technical expertise to high profile security incidents. David's specialist skill is bridging the gap between technical teams and senior management. David is an active member of the wider security industry, where he has worked to improve the understanding, use and development of security testing. He is an Industry Committee member of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) and has regularly presented on the subject of information security and its many facets.
"I’ve been passionate about cars for as long as I can remember - as soon as I could speak I was talking about cars! This enthusiasm increased as I got older and led me into a successful career in car retailing and customer service in a blue-chip environment spanning more than 14 years. As you might imagine, this provided me with many invaluable insights into the workings of the retail motor industry."
A highly experienced event director who for the past twenty years has been involved in managing, developing and directing a range of conferences, events and training programmes from half day seminars for 10 people to two day international conferences for over 7,000. He has also provided logistical advice to other organisations who have tailored similar models of delivery to meet their own specific needs.
Colin Kerrigan, Sales and Account Manager at The Onyx Group
Major business disruptions such as fire, flood, theft and communications failure are unwelcome and unpredictable problems for a business. But the reality is that they do happen and if you are not prepared, they can have seriously adverse effects on your business. Onyx Group have a range of facilities and solutions to help your business mitigate the risk.
We sell phone systems, line rentals, call packages, broadband, connectivity and mobile solutions, but please don't hold that against me. I want to work closely with my customers to help them build telephony solutions that help to make their businesses more efficient and productive. Abica have been in business for more than 10 years during this time the telecom market has changed significantly.
Identifying opportunities to build strong equitable b2b relationships by providing high quality relationship management.
At Corporate Benefits we specialise in providing advice to the Owners, Directors and Employees of Small and Medium sized Enterprises. At present we are focussed on the introduction of Auto-enrolment and on advising companies on the action they need to take to comply with this new legislation.
Our mission is to be the preferred Chauffeur company, and to provide our clients with an exceptional service to which they will return time and again.
We offer private chauffeur services and executive car hire in Edinburgh, Glasgow, throughout Scotland and the North of England.
Our area of expertise and experience is the provision of Executive Chauffeur Services with pristine modern Mercedes limousines and professionally trained Chauffeurs. We believe that by focussing solely on our excellence in this area, we provide value-add to our clients.
From professional experiences I observed the negative impact business leaders had on employees due to their own undesirable emotional state and the damaging effect this had on the staff morale, motivation and of course the ‘bottom line’.
Many organisations have benefited from the learnings and outcomes achieved through the Roots ShootsFruits Performance Change Programmes.
Clients have included:- a variety of FTSE 100 companies in different sectors, ITV Granada, The Scottish Football Association, KPMG, HBOS, Iron Mountain, Eden Springs, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Institute of Enterprise and many other Small Medium Enterprises. Individual clients have come from the fields of sport, music industry, media and TV.
Roz is a Director of Square Circle HR Ltd and has over 20 years experience working as a generalist HR professional, including six years as an HR Director.
Roz’s experience has been principally within retail initially with Debenhams as a Store Personnel Manager and then with Heals as HR Director. She has been responsible for managing the HR aspect of a management buyout, the company flotation on the stock market and new store openings.
I have been involved in Telecoms over the past 15 years, both with mobile and landline offerings and specialise in independent advice.
CommsFm is a totally independent telecoms company, our motto is 'Simply Connecting Business'. We are a BT Authorised partner.
In business, successful communication isn’t just about making a connection. You need to stay connected. And that connection needs to get stronger every day.
Tracy is an experienced learning & development professional with wide ranging sector experience working with people at all levels across a variety of organisations. As well as playing a key role in running the Rock The Boat business, Tracy’s key interest is the design and facilitation of interventions that support organisations with identifying, developing and ultimately retaining their talented people.Coaching StyleTracy adopts the various roles of coach, trainer and facilitator as necessary with clients and with her challenging, yet relaxed and open style, enables people to self reflect and honestly share information that supports their self development, ultimately empowering them to take ownership of reaching their goals, both at work and in their personal life.
Owner at Mobile Media Savvy, Experienced in Mobile Marketing, Mobile Advertising & Mobile Websites
Craig is a mobile marketing consultant that has founded Mobile Media Savvy. His passion is helping businesses connect with their customers using modern technology as well as creating new customers, this enables the business to survive and thrive for years to come
mobile marketing consulting, qr codes, sms marketing, mms marketing, mobile websites, app marketing, social media
Main aim of the role is to develop a range of opportunities to enable international students (including EU students) to engage with the workplace in Scotland. As the project works with all Scottish Universities the students accessing the project will be from an extensive range of subject areas.
Craig is a communications professional with more than 15 years of experience working in the public, private and charity sectors both in the UK and overseas.
He currently runs a communications consultancy with a wide range of clients both covering such diverse sectors as education and government, to manufacturing, business services and charitable organisations. A specialist in media and stakeholder relations, editing, speech writing, video production and strategic communications management, Craig has extensive high level contacts across the media and government.
Director at Domino Letting Limited
Domino Letting is a lean, customer focused letting agency with a very radical and very successful approach. We were created to answer the ten pain points continually felt by landlords and enjoy 100% approval ratings to date. We have 7 pledges to tenants and 7 pledges to landlords that keep us accountable and approachable at all times.
Providing affordable IT Support, Consultancy and Managed Services to SMB's in Scotland
Since 2003, Purity has provided support, managed services and consultancy to clients of varied size and industry, each with their own challenges. However, we apply the same principle to all – to provide and support an infrastructure that is standard, scalable and secure.
Light on the Path provides innovative opportunities for development - personally or for your organisation, using good practice from around Europe and in Scotland. We can:
* help you access trained apprentices for particular projects at no cost to you
* help you explore European options for partnerships
* use innovative and user-friendly tools to help your team work better together
* provide workplace wellbeing services to keep your staff fresh and focused.
If you want to put more energy and innovation into your work, please get in touch and we'll help you find the right way forward.
Mixing design with photography and photoshop is a bit weird. Each is a full-on job so why would anyone do all three?
The simple answer is that I'm a bit of a control freak. I like to see that each and every part of a job is done well, following a common vision which achieves the result demanded by my clients.
Consultant at Rennie McInnes LLP
Consultant providing residential and commercial conveyancing and private client services in the Clyde Coast area,primarily North Ayrshire and Inverclyde where I have been a property lawyer for some 20 years.As part of Rennie McInnes LLP Solicitors I can provide a full range of corporate commercial and emplyment legal advice from colleagues who all have a similar level of experience in their respective fields.
Managing Partner at Positive Outsourcing
Having had a 20 year career in IT under my belt I took 2 years out to build my own house. Now that is complete I have started a consultancy firm specialising in advising Start-ups and Small Businesses on their use of IT systems. I can get involved at any stage of your Business life cycle. Right from the initial idea I can cover the areas of your Business plan requiring IT input, or for the more established Businesses, look after your IT Projects, advise on your Infrastructure Management and Technologies or work with you on turning what you have into a IT strategy and direction.