Tell us about yourself
I joined Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in 2011, following various senior roles such as Head of Client Operations, Head of Client Experience & Strategy and Head of Regional Distribution with other international banks
I am currently Wealth & Investment Management’s Managing Director and responsible for the performance of the teams across Scotland, Northern Ireland and North England.
I have a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. I also holds a PCIAM certificate and various other Banking and Advance financial planning qualifications.
I am married and have 2 children. A keen fund raiser and keep fit enthusiast I enjoy helping both charities and good causes on a regular basis.
What will you be looking for in a winning pitch?
A great team that are enthusiastic, determined and knowledgeable.
A idea that has head room but is also addressing or solving a real need in a relevant market today.
A business opportunity that is financially viable and attractive to consumers and investors.
Give us three interesting tips for any start-up
- Protect your intellectual property
- Turn and idea into a business – 1. Research your market, 2. Develop your plan, 3. Find partners and suppliers
- Practice your sales pitch and secure funding