Meet The Team
Membership Engagement Executive
Membership Recruitment Manager
Events and Marketing Manager
Coca-Cola 5by20 Programme Director - Scotland
International Trade & Events Assistant
Digital Marketing Apprentice
International Trade & Finance Assistant
Alison is proud to have led the team at the Chamber since 1st November 2014, and in that time has seen membership grow from 420 to over 700 making Dundee & Angus the fastest growing Chamber in the BCC network.
She is passionate about business and the local community, and is honoured to be a Board member of the Dundee & Angus Developing the Young Workforce Group. This employer-led group, created in response to the Wood Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, plays a vital role in the co-ordination and strengthening of engagement of employers in the agenda, to enable our region’s young people to move into sustainable employment.
Alison is also Past President of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen, who work with partners to support Scottish Government on their Women in Enterprise Framework Agenda and Action Plan, and champion their network of over 700 women across Scottish businesses.
Alison is Co-Chair of the Dundee Work and Enterprise Group, sits on the Dundee Partnership Management Group, the Enterprise Advisory Committee for Dundee & Angus College and leads the Chamber engagement with Angus Council. She was a member of the first Fairness Commission in Dundee and believes passionately in equality and fairness for all.
Outside of work, Alison is a wife, mother, an avid reader, and a social media-holic. She is a very proud Dundonian, a Burgess of the City of Dundee and loves to walk along our many local beaches!
Alison can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01382 443402
Dan joins us from a local recruitment company, spending time working with various Oil and Gas and Construction companies. He was involved in the recruitment of specialist candidates for existing clients as well as developing new business in the local area.
Dan's role as Membership Engagement Executive see's him as be the key link in maintaining members through positive and proactive engagement and communication. He's also involved in continuously developing and reviewing relevant services for members, coordinating DACC's involvement in the Business Mentoring Scotland programme, assisting in DACC's expanding International Trade offering and supporting the chambers Export Documentation Service.
Membership Recruitment Manager
Simon joins us with a wealth of experience in cross sector recruitment, business development and account management experience - having been based in London, the Middle East and, for the last 5 years, in NE Scotland.
Simon’s role as Membership Recruitment Manager will see him have overall responsibility for the P&L of the membership function and he will work alongside the engagement executive to retain existing members and to provide a professional welcome of new recruits to the Chamber. Although the role is primarily focused on attracting new members Simon will become a familiar face to members of the chamber and will be highly involved in supporting the various events the Chamber hold over the year.
Donna took time out to be a full time mum but has worked recently on events for the GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone and before that she worked for many years in London as a Television Awards Officer for BAFTA dealing with all aspects of the Awards Ceremony. Her background is being put to good use at the Chamber as part of her remit is to assist with all events along with general day to day running of the office. Donna enjoys the diverse and interesting events that are on offer to the members and is delighted that we have a great new space to offer members.
Events & Marketing Manager
Sarah Young is our Events & Marketing Manager, who joins us from Alumni Relations at Glenalmond College. She has extensive experience in the hospitality and events industry, having held several positions at organisations such as West Park Conference Centre, Rufflets Country House Hotel and others.
If you have an idea for an event you would like us to deliver, or any feedback for Sarah on events we have done in the past, please let her know.
Angie runs the Coca-Cola 5by20 Programme in Dundee, which supports women to start and grow businesses.
Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce has an Enterprise Partnership with Coca-Cola Enterprises to deliver the 5by20 Dundee programme in 2018 and beyond.
In 2017 alone, the programme delivered 10 Business and Enterprise Programmes to 56 participants. 70% of these participants have successfully started-up their own enterprise or entered in to self-employment, creating around 45 new jobs. In addition, the programme welcomed over £70,000 of in-kind support from many local and national businesses and experts who willingly give their time and support for the advancement of Women in Business.
Dundee and the wider Tay Cities Region are in the midst of a period of economic regeneration and the sense of ambition and energy is palpable. It is vital that all parts of our community are given the opportunity to be part of this regeneration. For many women, running their own business is a means to independence, confidence and participation in their communities. It gives a real sense of self-direction and empowers those women, their families and those around them to aspire to do more for themselves.
In Scotland, if the numbers of women-led businesses increased to equal those of men, our national bank balance would grow by at least 5% or £7.6 billion. Small and medium-sized businesses are essential to economic recovery, and female-led enterprises will play a key role in this area. However, access to enterprise education, training and support is the key to supporting this growth.
Angie can be contacted on email@example.com or by calling 01382 228545
Starting with us as an Intern in February 2018, Lauren is now in her permanent role as International Trade & Events Assistant. Lauren works alongside Dan & Hayley to support the provision of our export services and to develop an International Events Programme for the Chamber.
Lauren also works alongside Angie as Programme Coordinator for Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee.
Dom joined our team on 1st June and is the first ever Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce apprentice.
We are delighted to have him in the team and look forward to helping him gain lots of skills in supporting our members through digital marketing. He'll also be helping look after 37 City Quay, so please drop in and say hello as you use the Member Lounge and other facilities.
Hayley joined the team in the summer of 2018 and took up the post of International Trade & Finance Assistant in August. She successfully completed her Export Certification Training Course with a fabulous 96% score and we know she is going to be a huge asset to the team.
Hayley will be first point of contact for our Chamber’s International Documentation and Certification service which currently supports circa 80 exporting companies. She will also champion the Chamber’s role in promoting and supporting businesses growing International Trade; supporting SME’S entering exporting for first time; expansion of business exporting into new countries/opportunities alongside further developing our International Chamber to Chamber connections.
Hayley has extensive customer service experience and has worked overseas in Australia, New Zealand, South Asia and China.