Job Title: Managing Director
Where are you from? Originally Dingwall, but Glasgow for a very long time now.
What made you decide to start your own business?
My father had his own business which gave me an early taste of the joys and challenges of running a company. Looking back, I don’t think I was ever going to do anything else but work for myself, now I’ve been doing it so long that I’m probably not capable of working for anyone else!
What’s been your biggest success in business to date?
Probably rebranding a 24 year-old business to fatBuzz back in 2010 and watching it develop. But, I also take great pleasure in watching the people in the business develop and grow.
What’s the best business advice you’ve ever been given?
There are many pieces of great advice I’ve been given over the years, so it’s difficult to name just one. Two that come to mind are; don’t ever confuse motion with progress, and people may not remember your name or what you do, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
Which entrepreneur inspires you the most?
Impossible to say, there are many great sources of inspiration out there that appeal to different aspects of life and business. Steve Jobs for his vision, Tony Hsieh for his management style are two that spring to mind.
Which 3 qualities do you think are most important to have as an entrepreneur?
Belief, drive and positivity.
What business tool could you not live without?
To do list!
Why are you an Ambassador for WeDO?
I believe passionately in the value of networking and helping others. I have benefited greatly from the advice, support and experience of others and I hope that people I meet as an Ambassador of WeDO will in some way benefit from my experience.
- Location: Glasgow