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From left: Kristin Lamb, Graeme McLaughlin, Emma Little and Pamela McCaw of ExecSpace. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Successful Scottish entrepreneur and WeDO member Emma Little of ExecSpace, the Edinburgh-based venue-finding and corporate accommodation service, is on track for a record year following a string of client wins.

The firm, founded in 2008 by CEO Emma, has secured deals with law firm Addleshaw Goddard, our sponsors – accountants Mazars and international accountancy network Moore Stephens, putting it on course for revenues of more than £7 million this year.

In 2015, ExecSpace won its place on the Scottish Government’s procurement framework for conference and meeting venue bookings away from outsourcing giant Capita following a competitive tendering process, and public sector work now accounts for about a third of its revenues.

Emma said:

It’s been a game-changing year for ExecSpace. Growth-wise we’ve been incredibly fortunate to retain our existing clients – some of whom have been with us since the start – while implementing the Scottish Government contract and winning new clients in the private sector.

With operating profits rising by 44 per cent last year, the firm – which also counts the likes of Aegon, Aggreko, Grant Thornton and Standard Life among its clients – has made a number of promotions as it targets further growth.


Emma commented:

It’s been quite a journey over the past nine years and I’m looking forward to our tenth year with my best people at the helm.