Craig Findlay

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Craig Findlay | craig.findlay@saltirefoundation.com

Having graduated in Scots Law Craig changed direction to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Craig left professional practice for the challenge of industry and enjoyed working in senior financial and commercial roles in different sectors in both the UK and Europe. These were challenging roles and he enjoyed rising to the challenges, managing change and delivering success.

More recently Craig has been active in the strategic and commercial management of Scottish high growth and start-up companies, in one case helping deliver a 300% increase in turnover in five years.

In 2012, and despite the difficult commercial environment, he raised the finance to start a new business, converting a disused building into a health studio focusing both on delivering yoga to the local community and on widening the access to yoga for special needs adults and children and their carers. (Craig and his partner are huge supporters of the benefits that yoga can deliver to the special needs community and have also started a charity to help spread this message.)

In terms of personal strengths Craig is experienced, determined and credible. He brings integrity, judgment and good old common sense to bear on each opportunity.

Craig is a life-long learner, seeking to develop and challenge himself. He sees the Saltire Fellowship as part of his on-going development; he believes it has been and will continue to be a huge opportunity to continue to improve his skills and experience.

He is now determined to make a positive impact within Scotland, using the leadership and business skills taught at Babson College to lead Scottish companies to wider success.

Craig is actively seeking opportunities in ambitious and growing companies which have a passion for what they do.

He is also determined to contribute to the wider community and specifically hopes to help the charitable sector in promoting the needs of young adults with special needs in finding a place in the work place and in increasing the availability of supported accommodation.