Chairman / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor


Big Business Experience

HiFi Experience PLC

Small Business Experience

HFC Select,

Sunlabs Corporation


Colin is different; his unique selling proposition is a combination of grey hair combined with interesting toolkit of practiced ideas based on research.

First headhunted at 18 years old  to join the management team of a retail store in Edinburgh Princes St, he was then asked to become and a manger of a specialist retail business. At age 21 he was promoted to MD and turned the business and ended up I a management buy-out.  He has operated at Board level within business in retail, recruitment, property, distribution and b2b arenas.  He has consulted in advising Boards in: professional services, travel, photographic, online, local enterprise units and in the motor and manufacturing sectors.

He is an experienced coach and mentor and focused on establishing sales leadership within organisations.


  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) a professional doctorate- thesis subject focussed on Leadership
  • MSc in Quality and Business Excellence- Dissertation focussed on motivation
  • Fellow of Higher Education Authority (FHEA)
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis-

Key Areas of Expertise

  • SME Board development
  • Strategic visioning – creating a forward plan
  • Practitioner of Appreciative Enquiry – bringing people together.
  • Kaisen- Continuous improvement principles.
  • Transactional Analysis- Effective communication for management.
  • Leadership development- leading change, talent management, sustainable, transformational and authentic leadership.
  • Ethical Sales- developing sales leaders, pitching for funds, creating sales processes
  • Listening- supporting effective active empathic listening.
  • Motivation- MSc dissertation involved ‘improving motivation with a call centre environment’.
  • Translating – i.e. socially constructing a group vision.


Board Member of PLC for 18 years (retail).

Founding Board Member of B2B business for 10 years (sold to PLC)

Business Consultant- 10 years- Board development, sales strategy and visioning- motor, travel, professional, recruitment sectors.

University Business lecturer- part-time – (8 years)

Assessor of Sales – motor industry (4 years)

Board member of retailer (30 years +)