Proud to be born and bred in the North East, Jill is passionate about the area and has enjoyed watching a diverse range of businesses emerge and thrive in recent years.
Jill joined the Business Gateway Team as a Start-Up Business Adviser in February 2018 following a diverse career spanning a variety of industries including Oil and Gas, Education, Retail and Creative sectors. Although working in several roles these have latterly been HR and Recruitment focused.
She graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Master of Arts in Management in 2013 and is currently undertaking a Masters of Science in Human Resources. It was through her work in HR and Recruitment that she came to recognise and fully embrace that people are what make a business! She is very excited to be able to engage with the local business environment to make a positive contribution to both the business and wider business community.
In her spare time, Jill enjoys running a blog to document and share her journey exploring the world of craft Gin and Beer. Jill enjoys challenging herself and learning new things through experience. She loves to travel and discover new places, either through weekend adventuring close to home exploring Scotland, or extended breaks further afield and has recently enjoyed trips to New Zealand. California, Australia, Singapore, and Bangkok. Other Hobbies include Snowboarding, dance, cooking, eating out, fashion and reading.