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August 30 and 31
Quick name check for Timarra(?) one of the regular German apprentices who filter through the Business Banter. She is currently working with Sabrina Allison looking after the other apprentices on the scheme. From Stuggart, she appears to be loving her time here and thinks everyone, so far, has been really friendly. So if you spot her at the Business Banter in the next couple of weeks have a word and maybe find out how someone like her can help your business for a few weeks.
Liz Thomas MBE
August 21, 23, 24
Business Banter West End takes place every Friday between 0900 and 1100 in Paperinos on Byres Road.
For more details see the Business Banter West End page here
Director, NVDCFarahbod studied Architecture at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, qualifying with a first class degree in 1985. After graduating he worked on a number of award winning projects encompassing residential, commercial and education buildings, including shortlisted designs for the New University in Hong Kong and Page/Park Architects Italian centre in Glasgow.
Creative Banter has been developed by illustrator Rebecca and event manager Jacky to provide creative individuals with a source of new contacts, valuable knowledge and information together with opportunities to participate in events, exhibit and showcase their diverse skills.
By forming a group that can support and inspire each other, we can enjoy the creative and social benefits of being part of an inspirational collective.
Graham Lironi and Susan Christie
Jon McFarlane and John???
Business Banter West End Newbies
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.
Deutsche Telecom AG
Alex is part of the European internship programme that enables young European people to come to Scotland and work with employers while being able to experience different cultures.
Sales Director, Azzurro
We offer a superb range of Italian coffee beans at competitive prices. We offer a first rate back up service of coffee machine engineers who provide both coffee machine maintenance as well as reactive emergency repairs and spare parts provision.We offer a fantastic package included coffee beans, coffee cups, coffee machines, dispense supplies, sugars, signage and coffee menus.
Recruitment Consultant - Sales and Marketing at HR Consultancy
At HR Consultancy I specialise in recruiting for sales and marketing roles. I deal with varying levels of recruitment from high volume recruiting for call and contact centres to specialist marketing roles at independent digital marketing agencies. At HR Consultancy we strive to entrench ourselves within the culture of the client and grasp a strong understanding of our candidates to ensure successful client-candidate matching and the continuation of successful results within our firm.
I invite business people to attend my Free evening network event where they will be the only business of their type in our 5 star venue which offers complimentary Tea/Coffee and biscuits and they have the opportunity to have their own page on our website www.uneed1business.co.uk
Business Development Consultant at Muir Slicer Training & Development
Muir Slicer Associates Ltd is an established SQMS accredited company specialising in training and development. We offer a client-centred approach with personalised training packages and courses tailored to your individual needs.We have an experienced and professional team of qualified trainers providing organisations with a wide range of quality training and support to assist them to compete and grow in today’s marketplace.As well as our many short courses, we deliver Vocational Qualifications in a number of skill areas, and at various levels, through City and Guilds, OCR and SQA.
Audit Manager at The Kelvin Partnership
Brian trained with The Kelvin Partnership, working on accounts and audit of small and medium owner managed business and 3rd sector entities, specialising in Credit Unions, Charities and Financial Services companies.We offer a business driven approach, that combines core accounting skills with business knowledge and experience designed to help you start, develop and support your business.Working with our network of business partners, we can help you access a wide range of business start-up resources, including: finance, financial advice, marketing and IT skills.
Nairnbrook, Large Format Printing Services
At Nairnbrook, large format printing is too small a phrase to describe what we do.Because we do a heck of a lot of things. From banners and posters to exhibitions and graphics to web design and point of sale. And everything in between. And when we say everything, we mean it.
Independant Distributor at WeLet-YouSave - Utility Warehouse Discount Club
Having built up a successful member/ customer base, my wife Lyndsay and I are now promoting the Utility Warehouse business opportunity to other entrepreneurs. It is our goal to build a team of successful partners, and help them achieve their own short and long term goals with financial independence
Business Banter Glasgow City Centre Newbies
Managing Director at Norman Ferguson Marketing Ltd
Managing Director of hugely successful fast-growing telemarketing agency, work with wide range of business to business organisations ranging from accountancy practices to marketing,communications agencies, IT companies to banks.Clients include Shell, RBS, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Azzurro office furniture, Flextronics, IBM, GTW Storage, Bells Food Group, Corporate Benefits and R P Adam
Special Advisor at Atmos Solutions Ltd
Steven is currently a special advisor to Atmos on Automation Solutions.With over 10 years experience in delivering Automation projects globally on behalf of Shell Business Service Centres and Weir Westgarth, Steven has wide ranging knowledge in the fields of Process Automation, Business Continuity, Inventory Management, Technical Strategy, and AP automation technologies such as Optical Character Recognition and Workflow solutions.As well as significant knowledge in his field, Steven also has a wide ranging and varied contact list which has been established over the years.
Technical Director at Atmos Solutions Ltd
Steven has joined Atmos as Technical Director from working with Havelock. Steven has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience and has previously worked with Weir Westgarth, Shell Shared Service Centre and G1 Group in Glasgow.Steven is the lead technology advisor in the organisation from a hardware and infrastructure perspective.His areas of specialist knowledge cover virtualization, cloud based solutions, VOIP technology and IT infrastructure support.
Company Director at Snow RehabSnow
Rehab are a ski & snowboard course providor, delivering instructor training, improvement courses and backcountry awareness courses in BC, Canada. Courses are available for corporate, pre/post gap year students, career break or retired individuals or groups and run from 2-12 weeks.
Head of Client Relations, at Rimmington Thomson
Rimmington Thomson Partnership is a boutique chartered accountancy, advisory, tax and financial planning company offering clients a holistic approach to tax minimisation and wealth management.
Through our passion for business and personal growth, we have a very strong focus on business development strategies, financial planning, wealth creation and tax strategies. Our services are designed to add specific value to you and your business, offering complete fixed fee structures, thus ensuring that your personal and business wealth is secure.
Permanent Consultant at Reed
SpecialtiesFinancial Services, Insurance & BankingSales & Marketing
In 1995, reed.co.uk became the first recruitment website offered by a recruitment agency in the UK.Since then, reed.co.uk has branched out to become the UK's #1 job site, featuring vacancies from over 8,000 recruiters, including private and public sector employers, leading recruitment agencies and consultants from Reed's network of 350 offices across the UK, and around the world.
Trainee Accountant at FBD Consutancy
At FBD we’re proud to be different. We exist to add value to you and your business based on our core values.Compliance services (accounts, payroll, VAT and tax returns) are important, but wouldn’t you get far more value if your accountant helped you get from where you are to where you want to be?So, we’re passionate about helping our clients add value to their business and personal finances, by offering simple advice and solutions that actually work for them in practice.
The FBD Approach is to identify issues and provide advice that is
unrequestedyou may not even be aware that an issue existsyou may not know that you need advicerelevantit must be specific to you, your business and/or your industryvaluableit must make a significant positive difference to your results or personal finances
Sales Account Manager at Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions - presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways. Glasgow Science Centre aims are: To develop and enhance awareness of educational opportunities surrounding current and future health, science and technology issues; To be a socially inclusive and accessible visitor Centre of Excellence; To extend all opportunities within the Glasgow Science Centre to as many people as possible, particularly addressing the needs of people of all ages who are socially, cognitively or physically challenged.
Bernice Quinn ACA
Founder of BM Accountancy Services - Chartered Accountants
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with 10 years experience working in practice. BM Accountancy Services specialises in working with small to medium size local businesses whether you are a start up in the first few months of trading or an established business.
First week of August and a sign that maybe the summer holiday season is drawing to a close as we welcomed 9 newbies into the Business Banter community including - Tom Rankin, Fraser Duff, Steven Denham, Chris Benn, Michelle McLaughlin, Lauren Matthew, Archie Waters, Lyndsay Wiszniewski, Michelle L. Hyne
If you didn't get a chance to talk to them on Thursday then here's a little profile of each to keep you all up to date.
Director at Prime Land Consultants
Extensive experience in development land sales & acquisition. I am involved in purchase and sale of property in Scotland . We Identify and take forward short , medium and longer term strategic land opportunities for clients through the planning process for a range of clients. Clients include house builders, developers , private land owners and student accommodation providers across UK and also strategic land developers. Able to undertake land & residential property valuations. Clients have included Wimpey Homes, Park Lane, Bett and niche developers.
Director at Terrenus CDH
I have 30 years of experience since graduation covering such diverse topics as ground engineering, contaminated land, waste management, environmental assessments and audits and coal exploration. I aim to provide a service that is professional, timely, courteous and of a high quality.I hate to see information and direction lost in a report that is (sometimes necessarily) thick with data and this appears to be a common problem these days. So my goal on a day to day basis is to ensure our conclusions and recommendations are clearly communicated to the client, the design team and the regulators in a form that is of benefit to each of them.
Architectural Technician at Elevation Architectural Design
Steve's the one on the right here!! ;-)
Established in the spring of 2007, Elevation Architectural Design was set up by Steven Denham, an experienced Architectural Technician from Ayrshire.Initially producing planning and building warrant drawings for a small client base, Steven’s reputation for providing an affordable, high quality service grew quickly and, with it, Elevation’s client base rapidly expanded throughout West Central Scotland
Architectural Technician at Elevation Architectural Design
And in this image Chris is on the right too or on the left in the one above. Take your pick.
With an increasing number of projects on Elevation‘s books, Steven enlisted the assistance of fellow Architectural Technician and friend, Chris Benn. Between them, they have over twenty years of Architectural experience and both share an avid interest in contemporary Architectural Design.As a company, Elevation takes pride in providing clients with a high quality standard of work. We understand that our clients undertake projects as an investment for their future and that it is our responsibility to deliver a satisfying and enjoyable Architectural experience which ultimately delivers an end result that fully meets, if not exceeds, expectations.
Manufacturing & Engineering Recruitment Consultant
We understand that looking for your first job, moving to a new employer or returning to work after a career break is a big step and we aim to provide a supportive, friendly and professional service to all of our candidates.If you're an employer looking for a recruitment partner, we'd be delighted to hear from you.
Recruitment Consultant- Accountancy & Finance at HR Consultancy
At HR Consultancy I specialise in recruiting for Accountancy & Finance roles. I currently recruit for all staff in the temp and interim market specialising in senior contract roles.At HR consultancy we follow the personal approach to recruitment and take time to get to know both our clients and candidates in order to consistently deliver the best results. By establishing and understanding the culture of our clients and grasping a strong knowledge of candidates, we at HR Consultancy can ensure successful client-candidate matching and the continuation of successful results.
Managing Director at The Dispute Centre Ltd
Archie Waters is The Dispute Centre's lead mediator in the UK. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in psychology is a member of the British Psychological Society. His career has led him to work both at Executive level in the private sector and at Senior Management level in public service. Over the years, he has been an ardent supporter of charities that specialise in promoting learning skills and social development. His deep understanding of inter-personal relationships and long experience bring great value to conflict resolution processes.
Utility Warehouse Authorised Distributor
Joining the Utility Warehouse Discount Club means that you SAVE:
- Single bill for all your utilities
- Award-winning customer service
- Value that's unbeatable
- Easy to switch
We provide over 400,000 homes and small businesses throughout the UK with Home Phone, Mobiles, Broadband, Gas and Electricity.
Michelle L. Hynes
Award winning Scottish legal eagle, Blogger, entrepreneur, Explorer and Trainee Solicitor at Cloch solicitors
Michelle is charismatic, enthusiastic and passionate about law and especially the process of business.Having had three business projects and successfully retrained as a lawyer Michelle brings a sharp business mindset to her legal advice.Training under the wings of two times Intellectual Property lawyer of the year Philip Hannay she hopes to bring something extra to her clients by way of real commercial experience and an entrepreneurial spirit.