My entrepreneurial & charity led approach.
When I began to overhaul The Normandy Hotel ,I decided not only create a roadmap for one of the finest hotels around the Glasgow Airport Area but also to win a place in the local community that would generate support close to home and help build a reputation that would travel further afield.
I believe that commercial success should not come at the expense of a social conscience and that if the two were bound together from the start then they would actually support each other to achieve greater results in the long term.
The first stone laid in building this foundation in the local community was a Christmas night to support the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation and Macmillan`s Cancer Support in 2011).
In addition a percentage of ticket sales from a range of other evenings and events is donated to other charities including:
Brightest Star – A charity supporting parents trying to cope with the loss of a young child.
St Vincent’s Hospice – A community resource for the people of Renfrewshire providing specialist palliative care to those living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
To help these charities overcome their logistical challenges, we pride ourselves in making the hotel’s facilities available to host meetings and private events. Combining financial and practical assistance makes The Normandy Hotel an important partner for these charities and lets staff take pride in what the business is doing and the positive impact it is having.
Throughout my business & personal life I has pledged support to the Braehead Clan Ice Hockey Team, St Mirren Youth Football Club & Renfrew Juniors Football Club. I am an Active Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Business modelling as well as an aspiring 2nd Dan Black Belt with the Japan Karate Association.
A number of one-off events, such as completing a NLP (Nero Linguistic Programming)practitioner course, completing The West Highland Way & Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2017 –helped me reach a goal of raising £87,000 towards Childreach International ,My volunteering & project work also allowed me to contribute in person towards building a school in disaster stricken Nepal after the earthquake of 2015.