Gary is the founder and Managing Director of NSDesign, an award winning Scottish digital agency providing services and consultancy to businesses worldwide for over 16 years.
Gary has delivered training to private sector businesses large and small, as well as public sector organisations including Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, NHS Education for Scotland, Business Gateway and most of the local authorities in Scotland.
In recent years, Gary has made television and radio appearances as a digital media expert and is in demand across the UK as a conference speaker. He’s a former ‘CEO Of The Year’ at the Digital Technology Awards, a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of the West of Scotland, an Associate consultant for Napier University, and a Business Mentor for Scottish Chambers of Commerce (and now InCube too!).
His ambition is to prove to the masses that Geeks can be cool.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
Getting that whole “work/life” balance right. I’m almost there (probably as close as I’ll ever be!)
How do you define success?
Believing that what you do is actually making a difference – and having other people confirm it.
If you could give your start-up self one piece of advice what would it be?
Accept all the help and support that you can get. But always trust your OWN gut instinct.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Bon Jovi – seen them live in concert 14 times.