Brian is a qualified engineer and entrepreneur in his 35th year of running companies at Board level.
After a successful management career he launched his first company in 1995 in the Automotive sector. Brian captured large parts of the European market before he sold his interest to his fellow shareholders. This was a pattern to continue in almost all of the companies in which he invested.
Brian met the three founders of a company called Jumpstart in 2009, a business employing scientists and recovered funds through the R&D tax relief programme. They were only a few months old and Brian moved the business from having a handful of clients to be acknowledged as the fastest growing SME in Scotland from 2010 to 2013. Brian remains a major shareholder and Director of the business.
Brian is also the Chairman of Brightwork Ltd. This Scottish-based recruitment company, which has turnover of £36m up from £6m when purchased by Brian and the management team in 2006.