John has almost three decades experience working in media, marketing, journalism, communications and training provision. In a varied career, he worked in a press office in a large arts organisation, as media manager at the 1999 Festival of Architecture and Design, as a freelance journalist, a desktop designer and a speechwriter for the Scottish Government. Latterly, John worked for a dozen years in the Scottish third sector, where he grew to understand and appreciate its unique contributions to society – as well as the many problems that it faces.
Brian has been a qualified trainer for fifteen years, firstly with British Airport Authorities and eventually running his own training company. He has worked in various industries over the years, from shop floor factories to local and central government to aviation and latterly the third sector.
Besides John and Brian, Civicos has voluntary input from four third sector professionals. All of them have offered their services gratis, as they are keen to see Civicos prosper and grow. Their skills range in scope from corporate management to marketing and communications and corporate finance. Civicos has a growing team of over two dozen business consultants, funding experts and professional trainers, each of whom work for us on a fee basis.