Perth Kinross

Perth & Kinross

Business Gateway Tayside is your gateway to free, expert, local assistance and advice. Whatever stage your business is at, our online support, local advisers, workshops and events are here to help with any business situation.

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Business Adviser

Ann Kerr

Ann’s previous experience includes roles with Lloyds Asset Finance, GE Commercial and HSBC Bank, working with a wide and varied business customer portfolio throughout Scotland.

A native of Dundee Ann is an avid football fan supporting one of the BIG TWO in Dundee and a devotee of Andy Murray.

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Business Adviser

Donna Williamson

Donna is the longest-serving member of the Tayside team and has been with the company for two decades. Living in Angus all her life she has an excellent understanding of the region, and in turn can provide locally tailored advice to Angus businesses.

Her extensive knowledge has played a key role in providing clients with information on starting, running and maintaining a successful business.

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Operations Manager, Tayside

Nicki Mearns

Nicki looks after Tayside Business Gateway operations ensuring that advisers are able to provide the best support to the regions new and growing businesses. She has worked across many of the Business Gateway service areas herself including information provision, training and business advice.

Nicki gets real satisfaction, not only from seeing a business grow, but also from ensuring her team and colleagues enjoy every challenge that comes their way.

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Start-Up Business Adviser

Sarah McAninch

Based in our Perth office, Sarah is another one of Business Gateway’s long-serving advisers, joining in 2007. Boasting a varied portfolio of businesses across Perth and Kinross, she has an extensive skills and knowledge set which she uses to enhance her colleagues and clients’ expertise.

Working with businesses in the food and drink, tourism, innovation and culture and creative industries, Sarah loves nothing more than helping clients at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey and watching them thrive.

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Business Adviser

Andrew Webster

Based in our Perth office, Andrew is one of three advisers dedicated to the Perth and Kinross region. He has a vast amount of experience working with business and returned to Business Gateway in 2013 after a stint with the Perth and Kinross Council Economic Development Team.

As a fully accredited business adviser who has successfully completed premier adviser training in 2004 and also completing a Certificate in Marketing accreditation through the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Andrew has offered a wide range of support and business advice to many pre and new start-up clients with high growth potential to achieve their ambitions.

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Business Growth Team Leader

Caryn Gibson

Born and bred in Dundee, Caryn has a wealth of experience delivering Business Gateway’s services and has helped more than 500 people start their own enterprise journey, whilst continually supporting the growth and development of their business.

Prior to joining the Business Gateway team in 2013, Caryn worked at Dundee City Council where she built a strong understanding of the public sector support available for local businesses. She is extremely passionate about supporting and guiding business owners to achieve their full potential and loves nothing more than seeing a business flourish.

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HR Business Adviser

Jenny McCullagh

Jenny has specialised in Human Resources Management for more than 15 years. Her area of expertise lies in the application of employment law and the enhancement of company-wide employee relations; with her work for the Ministry of Justice, as a lay member on Employment Tribunals, helping to keep this knowledge pertinent, practical and most importantly up to date.

Jenny has worked for Business Gateway since 2017, providing clients with tailored solutions to help employ the right people to get the job done.

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Business Adviser

Scott Geddes

Scott has worked in the business and commercial industry for more than 12 years. He has held various roles in the banking and financial sectors, supporting numerous businesses across Tayside with their start-up journey whilst also advising more established businesses

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Business Coordinator, Perth

Gregor Smith

Gregor is the first point of contact at our Business Gateway Perth office. As Business Coordinator, he handles the processing of business start-up referrals and existing businesses, whilst supplying the Tayside team with business statistic reports. Other responsibilities include orchestrating meetings and workshops, alongside overseeing office maintenance.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Perth & Kinross

Saltire House
3 Whitefriars Crescent
Perth
PH2 0PA
Get directions
01738 448 310

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00

Business Gateway Angus

City Quay Business Centre
27-28 Camperdown Street
Dundee
DD1 3JA
Get directions
01382 848 275

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00