Colin started working with Firstport in April 2016 and brings 13 years of academic, management and leisure industry experience.
Among his experience, Colin has worked as a manager with Edinburgh Leisure and latterly in the City of Edinburgh Council. In the local authority, he was responsible for supporting organisations to develop suitable business plans for community asset transfer in line with the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
Colin worked closely with community organisations to source funds and supported them to include the right business information for a successful application. With a very good knowledge of local authority operations, he has extensive experience of challenges and opportunities faced by social enterprises.
Colin has a Masters in Sport & Recreation Business Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity. He plays cricket and running when his kids allow him the time!