As part of our “meet the team” series, this week we feature Gillian Hambley, Interface’s Business Engagement Executive for Aberdeenshire.
When did you start at Interface and where did you work before?
By Helen Pratt, Project Manager, Interface Food & Drink
Not having been born in Scotland, the Royal Highland Show was never a part of my summer, never a marker for the start of the holidays as I rather suspect it is here. This, however, prompts two trains of thought. Continue reading
By Carol-Ann Adams, Business Engagement Executive, Interface
Carol-Ann Adams is the newest recruit at Interface, joining as a Business Engagement Executive for the Highlands and Islands in March.
We took this opportunity to put a few questions to Carol-Ann and find out a bit more about her background and what she brings to the role.
Q. Tell us about what your role encompasses at Interface? Continue reading
By Dr Claire Seaman, Senior Lecturer in Business and Director of the Scottish Forum for Family Business Research at Queen Margaret University.
With the recent interest in programmes such as the BBC’s ‘Who do you think you are?’ and the continuous enthusiasm from North America in tracing ancestry, it is no surprise that Scottish businesses are seeing the potential in ancestral tourism.
by Moira Forsyth, Project Manager, Scottish Enterprise
I’ve just finished reading a quirky book which I highly recommend – “Three Things You Should Know About Rockets” by Jessica Fox. A tale of a disillusioned American living in downtown LA, who takes the mad notion to come to Scotland to spend time in a second hand bookshop in Wigtown ( which is Scotland’s National Book Town for those of you who may not know – and if you don’t shame on you!).
A true, present-day story where our heroine falls in love with the idiosyncratic locals, the wind and rain, the landscape, the customs, the remote book town and the charming book shop owner (names have been changed but we all know who he is and he is charming!)
Director of Rural Operations, Scottish Enterprise
The rural economy makes a unique contribution to Scotland’s economic success.
Rural Scotland accounts for 94% of the land mass of the country and provides the natural resources required for high-quality food production, tourism and recreation, and the generation of renewable energy. In fact, the distinctiveness, accessibility and quality of our rural areas are key elements in differentiating Scotland on the global economic stage and attracting mobile talent and investment. Put simply, rural Scotland helps define Scotland’s very identity within a global context.