Mari’s role at Interface focuses on encouraging businesses from all sectors and social enterprises in Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire to collaborate with Scotland’s academic expertise, to help business’ develop new innovative products, services or processes. This will help organisations to grow and in turn will reinforce Scotland’s excellent reputation for innovation and benefit Scotland’s economy.
In addition, Mari can help organisations access a wide range of specialist equipment available for commercial use across Scottish Universities. She is also a Champion for the Scotland Construction Innovation Centre.
Mari holds a BA in Business and Enterprise and has a long and varied career working in marketing and PR within local government and Scottish Enterprise. Mari’s role before joining Interface was as Development Manager for the 7stanes Mountain Biking Community Interest Company, which was very much a hands-on role at all levels of the business.
Whilst Mari is based in Dumfries, she is a regular visitor to Ayrshire and is always happy to have an informal and confidential face to face meeting or telephone call.