Allan is the team leader of the BG team. Allan started out in mechanical engineering and graduated to selling large earth moving equipment before opening and running several businesses and then moving into the enterprise support world of helping businesses start & grow. On weekends you will find him off around the country in the family motorhome with e-bike and dog exploring.
Business Gateway – Dumfries & Galloway
Amanda joined the D&G Business Gateway team as a Business Adviser in Oct 2020, She brings with her several years’ experience working in the Employability & Skills Service as a Development Officer and as a Fair Work Officer, and worked within HR for around 7 years as a HR Change Management Assistant.Prior to working in the public sector, Amanda has experience working in retail, manufacturing, hospitality, and service sectors.
Gary has worked in and around the employability and business support field within the public sector for 7 years, where he was involved in supporting the development and delivery of European funded programmes in recruitment, skills and training and has also supported growth accelerator business support projects within the local authority. Gary is an avid supporter of fair work and sustainable inclusive growth
John is our food and drink and tourism specialist. He has worked with brands as varied as Black and Decker and T-Mobile as well as a stint working for himself before joining Business Gateway. Out of work his challenge is to prove he is still young to get through a game of 5 side without injuring himself.