Our experts

Sometimes you need an expert to answer a quick question.

Getting access to the right people can be expensive and time-consuming, so we’ve compiled a knowledgebase and engaged a panel of experts to provide answers and opinions on subjects that are important to you but more importantly: relevant to you.

Here are our experts ready to answer your questions. Just click the business area you’re interested in to see who can help.

Accounting, tax and compliance

Razvan Syyed is a qualified Chartered Accountant operating as a financial consultant and owner of Sword Finance and Investments.

Bernice Quinn is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience working with small businesses.

Business planning, strategy and growth

Benedetto Bordone is a creative agency owner with a decade’s experience working with companies of all types and sizes to help them create exciting brands.

Rowan Norrie has a varied background, working for SMEs and multinationals in medtech, computing, and economic development agencies in Scotland, France and Germany.

Yvonne Webb specialises in working with business owners and teams to support them in achieving their goals.

Matt Davies is a solo brand and culture business consultant. He helps business leaders align around powerful brand strategies.

Peter Queen is an executive and board level professional with a demonstrable track record, over two decades, of delivering domestic and international strategic growth

Credit control and debt recovery

Iain McPherson has over 25 years' experience in both credit control and debt recovery, and is an expert in credit management, understanding the challenges that businesses can face when it comes to getting invoices paid on time.

Design and branding

With 20 years' experience in design and marketing, Sarah Robertson's role involves steering the creative direction of branding and digital projects and ensuring that they're delivered on time and within budget.

Iain Fergus is a web and print designer based in west central Scotland. He specialises in innovative, yet simple and effective designs and materials to promote businesses.

Digital marketing and social media

Greg Friel has worked as a musician and marketer for 27 years with broad experience in the creative industries.

Alex Atkinson runs a digital marketing and lead generation company with the primary focus around transformational growth through paid advertising.

Health, safety and environmental

With over 35 years of management experience in service sectors throughout an employed career, Iain Mackay now owns and runs his own award-winning health and safety consulting and training company.

Human resources

Chrissy Rooney has 38 years business experience as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.


Chris Knight (CeRGI) owns and operates The Insurance Knight Consultancy. Chris is an Insurance Broker with over 25 years experience in the general insurance industry.

IT and cyber security

Scott Tees is an accomplished Online Safety and Cyber Security and Prevention Consultant who possesses a proven track record in designing and delivering robust security solutions.


Sandra McGreechan is a GDPR consultant helping small to medium-sized businesses navigate and comply with data protection regulations.

David Kaye is a commercial lawyer specialising in corporate governance and franchising.

Life sciences

Cass McNamara is the CEO of her company Birthsparks and the inventor of the patented, multi award winning product, the CUB support.

Pensions and investments

Carley Mearns helps clients with pensions, investment and protection needs, including tax and estate planning.

PR and communications

Julie Hecht set up Pelo Marketing in 2013 to help SMEs develop and implement marketing campaigns that would really help them grow.

Sales and marketing

Samantha Tonge is a chartered B2B marketing consultant based near Livingston in West Lothian.

Ruby Sweeney specialises in bringing companies and audiences together through virtual, hybrid and face-to-face conferences and events.

Mark Connolly is the Managing Director of Marketing Mavens which he founded over six years ago.


Victoria Bradley is an experienced entrepreneur with over 10 years experience across both products and services.

Website design

Ian Johnson is a highly skilled web developer with decades of experience in programming, software development, e-commerce, website maintenance, management and hosting, client customisation and search engine optimisation.