The Scotsman

Peer-to-peer sup­port and ad­vi­sory or­gan­i­sa­tion launches in Ed­in­burgh

- By SCOTT REID Business · Entrepreneurship · Computers · Tech · Edinburgh · Scotland · Glasgow · Namibia · Middle East · Dubai · Russia · P2P · Computer Networks · Wood Mackenzie · The Alternative

A global peer-to-peer sup­port and ad­vi­sory or­gan­i­sa­tion for busi­ness lead­ers is ex­pand­ing its Scot­tish foot­print with a new Ed­in­burgh op­er­a­tion.

Andy Todd, a for­mer se­nior vice-pres­i­dent at Wood Macken­zie, the en­ergy and re­new­ables re­search con­sul­tancy bet­ter known as Wood­mac, is to lead The Al­ter­na­tive Board’s (TAB) launch and growth in the cap­i­tal.

The TAB net­work was launched in Scot­land in 2017 and has seven boards – four in the North-east and three in the Glas­gow area.

Each board is said to pro­vide a “trusted space” for en­trepreneur­s to share ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge at monthly on­line meet­ings. Those meet­ings were pre­vi­ously held face-to­face.

Todd, who lives in Balerno near Ed­in­burgh, said: “The Al­ter­na­tive Board is a stand­out for me as a busi­ness ad­vi­sory or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“I’m pas­sion­ate about pass­ing on the lessons I’ve learned from a 30- year ca­reer in busi­ness, and look for­ward to do­ing soi na peer-to-peer sup­port en­vi­ron­ment which is both pow­er­ful and au­then­tic.

“The pan­demic has put an in­cred­i­ble amount of pres­sure on the shoul­ders of busi­ness lead­ers and I’m aim­ing to work with them to find so­lu­tions.

“We’ ll fo­cus on what is im­por­tant to the busi­ness and its cus­tomers – on what needs to change – and help them to en­joy run­ning their busi­ness de­spite the chal­lenges of Covid-19.”

Todd set up Wood Mac’ s Mid­dle East of­fice in Dubai and led a team of 70 as se­nior vice -pres­i­dent, head of sales E ME ARC( Europe, Mid­dle East, Africa, Rus­sia and Caspian) on his re­turn to Edin - burgh.

He has an MBA in in­ter­na­tional busi­ness from Robert Gor­don Univer­sity and a BSC (Hons) in ma­te­ri­als sci­ence from Sun­der­land Univer­sity.

 ??  ?? 0 Andy Todd will over­see the growth of TAB in Ed­in­burgh
0 Andy Todd will over­see the growth of TAB in Ed­in­burgh

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