Dr Stuart Fancey and Mary Boyle smiling and looking at camera

Investment from Scotland’s Enterprise and Skills agencies has been vital to maintain Interface’s free and impartial service to offer assistance to all businesses throughout the last 15 years.

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is responsible for funding and supporting Scotland’s universities and colleges. SFC has been the largest funder of Interface since its inception. Dr Stuart Fancey and Mary Boyle are two of the many SFC colleagues that support the Interface team – helping with both policy direction and our service delivery.

Stuart, as Director of Research and Innovation, is responsible for research and innovation policy and funding across both university and college sectors, helping Interface be well-positioned in the ecosystem translating academic excellence into jobs and wellbeing.

Mary is the Budgeting and Reporting Officer responsible for processing funding claims for Innovation Vouchers, a national scheme to offset the costs of business-academic collaborative projects.

Thank you both, and to your colleagues both within SFC and the other Enterprise Agencies, for your ongoing encouragement of Interface and vitally the businesses that we support!

Your message/birthday wish for Interface

Mary: It’s an absolute pleasure to be part of this effective Interface & SFC partnership that continues to change lives that enables academia and businesses to work together.

Stuart: SFC hopes that your 15th Birthday brings you continued challenge and opportunity, but we also hope the Interface team get a chance to reflect on their work with justified satisfaction.