Brian joined Firstport in September 2010 bringing both business and community experience gained from his career to date. Since selling his own business in 1992, Brian has worked with the Federation of Small Business, moved to Fife to work with Community Businesses and returned to the West as a member of the Inverclyde Regeneration Partnership Implementation Team. In 1998 Brian moved to Belfast to launch and establish Belfast First Stop Shop Ltd, an arms-length company of Belfast City Council. In 2002 Brian returned to Scotland, and for a short time worked as a Business Adviser with Business Gateway in Dumfries before being asked to assume responsibility for the Dunbartonshire Business Gateway contract.
Brian has also served as both Vice President and Chairman of a Community social club with a membership of 1000. Brian enjoys assisting social entrepreneurs, particularly in the West of Scotland, to build viable businesses with social benefits.