“I relish being part of an organisation where so many opportunities and innovative ideas are presented. It’s particularly pleasing when it’s a local source, and the potential markets are worldwide.”
Andy qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992 and in 1995 set up his own practice which, after 20 years of growing, was sold in 2015 to Douglas Home & Co, to whom he now acts as a business consultant. Since 1999, he has been a director in Adam Purves Galashiels Ltd, a well established family business with multiple and diverse interests.
Andy was involved in the founding of TRICAPITAL Ltd and, as well as being the Company Secretary and an active investor, has over the years helped guide both investors and investee companies.
Over the years, he has gained considerable exposure to a very wide range of business experiences, through his own business interests, and acting for clients in various different sectors and growth and development phases.
Kathy has a law degree from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland where she did her CA training at Thomson McLintock – a forerunner of KPMG. She subsequently completed a part-time MBA at Strathclyde University. Kathy has 30 years’ experience in young company investment, working as Investment Director with Lothian Enterprise and the West Lothian Council/Bank of Scotland joint venture fund West Lothian Venture Fund. She has worked with Braveheart Investments and Scottish Enterprise where she did an early evaluation of how to promote the Scottish Seed Fund and since 2008 has been Investment Manager for TRICAPITAL.
Kathy has been a member of the BVCA regional committee, a member of the European Seed Fund Network, on the committee of the Business Forum and Connect on the board and subsequently the Advisory Committee of Scottish Enterprise Borders and South, and is currently involved with a number of local investment networks.