Since 2010 I’ve been running Cole AD, with my brother Michael on the client management side and our Creative Director, Garry McCann, looking after our wider team to deliver great work. And I cannot forget my mum, Kathleen, making sure the finances stay on track.
I’ve taken everything that my late dad and agency founder, Chris Cole, taught me. But I am always looking for ways to evolve Cole AD by adding new clients and building our team with the right people. In my eyes every business is either growing or dying – there is no middle ground, so innovation is key.
The biggest motivator for me is being part of a team who love what they do, but that are also champions of one another and have a collaborative ethos. This spirit has been pivotal to the success of Cole AD since it first opened its doors in 1986.
I’ve always been a keen traveller, with Europe and the USA being my favourite places to explore. When I’m not travelling to new places I like to cook new dishes from far flung destinations (Mexican mostly) – I’ve started cycling to balance out my love of tacos! With the world becoming smaller, I’m a big believer in shopping local as much as possible. It’s really important to me that we all support our independent businesses. I’m also an active advocate of SBH Scotland (the spina bifida charity) which is a cause close to my heart.