Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc is excited to announce the appointment of its CEO and provisional agreements with the Innovation Parc’s first three company tenants – Arcola Energy, Low Emissions Resources Global (LERG) and MEP Technologies.

MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise, is a world-class Innovation Parc in Dundee for sustainable mobility and low carbon energy that will drive growth and diversity in the Scottish economy while addressing the global climate emergency.

Following an international executive recruitment process, the MSIP Board is delighted to appoint and welcome Greig Coull as the new CEO of MSIP. Mr Coull is expected to start his new role in the summer.

Originally from Dundee, Mr Coull has held several senior executive roles in Michelin including at their HQ in France and brings extensive leadership and commercial experience across Manufacturing, Marketing and building Strategic Alliances, all critical elements to help make MSIP a continued success.

As Mr Coull takes over the reins from the interim CEO John Reid, further appointments have been made to build the MSIP team to manage the Innovation Parc going forward, to support current, future and prospective tenant companies and also the development of the Skills Academy and Innovation Centre.  These roles include the management team, finance, operations, health and safety, marketing and communications as well as operational security team and resources to support the Skills Academy.

In total 20 new jobs have been created to form the MSIP Team, and 15 of these appointments are from ex Michelin Dundee employees.

Arcola Energy, a London Headquartered leading specialist in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, particularly focused on heavy vehicles applications, including refuse trucks, buses and trains,  aim to create a new engineering, manufacturing and aftermarket facility at MSIP which will employ 30 people in the coming year, and up to 100 in the next 3 years.

Low Emissions Resources Global (LERG), a New York-headquartered chemical engineering business focused on ground-breaking P-SOEC electrolyzer technologies to create a ‘greener tomorrow’, will initially bring 10 jobs to the Innovation Parc, with the ambition to create up to an additional 15 jobs at MSIP over the next two years.

MEP Technologies, designers and manufacturers of high technology battery systems for portable industrial storage and automotive electric vehicle systems, will relocate from its existing Dundee premises to accommodate the growth of its business. It will initially bring 10 jobs to the Innovation Parc, with plans to create up to 10 new jobs at MSIP over the next two years.

The companies intend to be operational at the Innovation Parc by the end of the year.

In addition to the first three tenant companies, MSIP is pleased to announce that is it at advanced stages of discussion with several other companies in low-carbon industries which intend to locate at MSIP in the near future.

These companies, operating across fuel cell technologies, conversion of vehicles to electric drive trains, and renewable energy, could create an additional 200 jobs at the Parc within the next 12 months.

AMTE Power, a London-headquartered battery manufacturer has also talked publicly of its intention to open a large site, creating up to 300 jobs, at either MSIP or one other preferred site.

Plans are progressing well to further develop MSIP’s Skills Academy and Innovation Centre, with infrastructure work scheduled to start in the next few weeks.

John Reid, CEO of MSIP said: “At Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc we want to attract companies that are innovative and leading the way in sustainable mobility and low carbon energy, to develop new products and processes that will tackle the climate emergency head on.

The companies announced today – Arcola Energy, MEP Technologies and LERG – show a real mix of MSIP’s focus. They have chosen to locate at MSIP because of the great offer we have. It’s exciting news and an excellent start at building a world class Innovation Parc and creating hundreds of jobs in Dundee.”

Jeff Olear, Executive Chairman of Low Emissions Resources Global said: “LERG is excited about the possibility of being a part of the MSIP community.  MSIP’s vision to be globally recognized as the center of excellence in sustainable mobility aligns perfectly with our vision to create affordable green hydrogen to drive that industry well into the future.”

Stuart Morrison, Managing Director of MEP Technologies said: “As a new technology company, why would we be located anywhere else?”

Dr Ben Todd, CEO of Arcola Energy said: “We are delighted to see MSIP developing so quickly to become a leading hub for low carbon and zero emission mobility. All the ingredients are being brought together to create something truly special at MSIP, which aligns with ever-stronger local, national and international commitments to build a green future. We very much look forward to being part of the MSIP journey, as we rapidly ramp-up our activities in Scotland.”

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Ever since the closure of Michelin Dundee was announced in November 2018, we have worked collaboratively with Michelin and partners to secure a long-lasting future for the city’s skilled workforce, and for its innovation and manufacturing heritage. That legacy – Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc – is taking another and significant step forward with the announcement of its first three tenants, each one an exciting venture that uphold the core values of the vision for the site. I am also pleased that Greig Coull has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of MSIP. Greig brings a wealth of manufacturing experience and, having worked at Michelin Dundee at the beginning of his career, will, I have no doubt, drive forward these values.

“Covid-19 has been an unprecedented global crisis which has fundamentally changed every aspect of our lives, but it has also presented us with an opportunity to re-imagine the Scotland around us, and to begin building a greener, fairer and more equal society and economy. Today’s announcement takes the Innovation Parc a step closer to realising its potential and helping to drive our green recovery from Covid-19 and on to becoming a net-zero society.”

Dundee City Council leader John Alexander said: “These are important milestones in the MSIP journey. What was once an ambitious vision is now becoming a reality, with the first tenants preparing to come to the Parc, jobs being created, and a new CEO appointed.

“The progress so far at MSIP is testament to the genuine commitment and hard work of all involved. However, this is only the start. There will be no let-up in our efforts to deliver further employment and investment opportunities at MSIP.”

Jerome Monsaingeon, Michelin Group representative on the MSIP board, said: “The Michelin Group made a commitment to the city of Dundee and its people, and the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc is that commitment made real. Michelin, the Scottish government and the City of Dundee forged a partnership built on collaboration and a shared vision for the future of mobility. That approach has delivered international investment and employment – even in the turmoil of a global pandemic. The MSIP is well-established, with a growing reputation, and I am convinced it will be the catalyst for economic growth in Dundee and beyond.”

Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive Steve Dunlop said: “There has never been a more crucial time to look to the future, particularly as we move out of the Covid pandemic and move forward with the climate change agenda.

“The Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc will be a pivotal asset in the fight against the climate emergency, and Arcola Energy, LERG and MEP Technologies will play a key role in helping achieve Scotland’s ambitious net-zero emissions target.

“They will be among the employers of the future in Dundee and will help create a greener and fairer Scottish economy.

“This is testament to the exceptional facility that is being developed here at MSIP. We at Scottish Enterprise and our partners have been incredibly proud to see the plans for the parc grow over the past year and those ambitions are now becoming reality.”

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc has continued to receive high levels of interest from potential tenants during the Coronavirus lockdown period, it was revealed today.

Chief Executive John Reid said an increasing number of enquiries were coming from larger firms looking to reassess their strategic plans and investments in light of the pandemic.

Mr Reid said: “This is particularly encouraging, as these companies are seeing MSIP as the right kind of long term, sustainable investment to take them out of the pandemic period and into the future.”

Despite the disruption caused by Coronavirus, the project remains on track, with partner funding now in place and a number of developments that are either progressing or ready to get under way as soon as restrictions are lifted.

It is expected that announcements on the first tenants for the Parc and strategic partnership agreements with key academic institutions will be made by summer.

Contracts will be let shortly on the Innovation Centre, which is at an advanced stage, and work will start on site infrastructure as soon as the current restrictions are lifted. The Skills Centre proposal has also made good progress and will be part of the city’s post-pandemic Recovery Plan.

Mr Reid said: “All this work and progress means that MSIP has developed in line with the target strategy and is on schedule, despite the significant disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

The University of Dundee and Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) have announced a strategic partnership, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin Dundee City Council, and Scottish Enterprise, is a world class Innovation Parc in Dundee for advanced manufacturing and technology, that will drive growth and diversity in the Scottish economy while addressing the global climate emergency.

The University of Dundee, with world-leading technology experts and advanced research facilities, has a strong track record of commercialisation and technology breakthroughs.

Today’s MoU will bring together the University and MSIP into an exciting collaboration that will enable the innovation of new products and processes for those located at the Innovation Parc, to develop new and advancing products for the future of sustainable mobility and low carbon energy.

The University of Dundee will make connections with MSIP’s tenant companies, connecting the University’s people, research and innovations to industry, as well as having access to MSIP’s flexible space for start-ups, spin outs and research and development.

MSIP and the University will also work together to identify and apply for relevant funding opportunities and collaborate on MSIP’s Skills Academy and Accelerator Programme delivered by Elevator.

This partnership will allow MSIP to benefit from the University’s expertise across a range of relevant areas, as well as its extensive experience in design and development and design for manufacture.

A Partnership Steering Group will be established to progress this collaboration.

John Reid, CEO of MSIP said: “At Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc we want to create a community of collaboration where the best academics and like-minded companies come together to innovate, create the skills of the future and develop new products and processes to tackle the climate emergency head on.

“The University of Dundee has a strong network of local and global partnerships and collaborations, and an exceptional offering in R&D and commercialisation of technology. It also produces excellent graduates in a range of disciplines directly relevant to MSIP.  We are excited to see what future opportunities this partnership with the University of Dundee brings.”

Professor John Rowan, Vice-Principal (Research, Knowledge Exchange and Wider Impact) at the University, said, “The University is one of the main drivers of the economy of Dundee and the Tay Cities area. We want to stimulate new enterprise and business locally, which can also make an impact globally.

“Working with MISP and other partners will help us create new opportunities and establish new jobs, bringing investment to Dundee and also helping us retain and develop expertise and skills in the city.”

Lately, we’ve been talking more and more about IT at MSIP HQ.

In the Marketing and Communications team specifically, our IT skills stretch as far as turning it off and on again and referring to past episodes of the IT Crowd for similar situations (although we do now know that the internet is in fact not in a box on our desks). Luckily our other team members have slightly more knowledge than we do!

But our point is that building a world class Innovation Parc comes with a big to do list. And IT underpins most of that.

At MSIP we want to create a community of collaboration where the best academics, like minded companies large and small, and government can come together to innovate, create the skills of the future and develop new products and processes to tackle the climate emergency head on.  All through the pursuit of Sustainable Mobility and Low Carbon technologies and solutions.

We’re quickly realising that none of that can be achieved if we don’t have the right technology infrastructure in place, right at the start of our journey. That is why we are working with Tullitec to lay down the IT road map of what MSIP needs, which is excellent IT that ‘just works’ for MSIP. Letting us firmly focus on the day job!

We know that technology drives behaviour and the IT decisions we make now will shape behaviours for years to come. We want MSIP to be as efficient and innovative as it can be, to allow our world class Innovation Parc to succeed.

We’re excited to see this work progress and for MSIP’s IT excellence to take shape.

Ryden and Westport Property are delighted to confirm that they have been appointed by Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) (www.msipdundee.com) as marketing and leasing advisers.  The appointment will commence immediately, now that Michelin have ceased tyre production from the facility which extends to 65,000 sqm (700,000 sqft) on a site of over 32 hectares (79 acres).

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc is one of the most exciting and largest industrial focused commercial redevelopment projects currently under way in Scotland. It will provide industrial and manufacturing accommodation to local, national and international companies at the forefront of the sustainable mobility and low carbon energy sectors.

With a focus on people, place and planet, MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin, Scottish Enterprise and Dundee City Council, is already at an advanced stage of planning the transformation of the existing tyre factory into a vibrant Innovation Parc in Dundee, where industry and academia will come together.

With excellent physical connectivity, MSIP has dynamic space that can adapt to all sizes of business. As well as large, flexible space, tenants will have access to an innovation campus, a skills academy, business support, competitive green energy delivered from sustainable sources and a recreational hub that will include a café and a well- equipped gym.

Neil McAllister of Ryden and Fergus McDonald of Westport Property have agreed a joint statement, ‘We are absolutely delighted to be appointed by MSIP as the marketing and letting agents for a refurbishment and redevelopment project of local and national importance. The ambitions and objectives of the MSIP team are fully recognised and will ensure that the high standards and heritage created by Michelin will be carried forward by the future occupiers’.

Colin Mcilraith, Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc COO, said “The appointment of Ryden and Westport Property as MSIP’s marketing and leasing advisors marks another key milestone in progressing our world class Innovation Parc in Dundee.

“The accommodation at MSIP is a competitive proposition to potential tenants, and by having Ryden and Westport Property on board, we have the right team alongside us to market the Innovation Parc locally and globally, to attract the right companies to locate here.

“The buildings are just one part of the offer to businesses, alongside business and skills support, collaboration opportunities and access to a large network of industry and academia. We have a strong market offer, and I am confident that Ryden and Westport Properties will support us to achieve success.”

Taking on a flagship event for a new exciting project can be a daunting experience. Add to it the task of adhering to a sustainable events policy can make things a little more tricky.

The Innovation in Scotland’s Energy Storage Event on the 20th of February was certainly a baptism of fire! Here’s some insight into how it all came together, with sustainability at its core.

Things to consider when running a sustainable event are varied, from online bookings, to sustainable food packaging to marketing materials that can be re-used. We quickly realised that if we were to do it right, it would involve much more than going paperless!

To begin with, we used an online registration and ticketing system with no need for print outs.  Through this system we distributed the agenda, slides and delegates lists in advance. We also used this to encourage sustainable travel, advertising sustainable transport routes, local bus timetables and encouraged car share.

We used social media channels, email and word of mouth to advertise the event to reduce postal costs.

All exhibitors and speakers were encouraged to only bring the bare minimum in printed materials, making sure their website and email addresses were visible to direct people to online communication rather than printed matter.

We had a great planning session with our catering company BaxterStorey, who embraced the sustainable requirements. They replaced usual plastic packaging with biodegradable packaging and dine ware. Everything served was finger food reducing the need for additional cutlery waste. The food was even served in biodegradable box platters. And all leftovers were shared in the Michelin canteen for staff to enjoy. The food itself was brilliant and drew a lot of positive feedback and a large part (beyond good taste) was the thought given to ensure it was as sustainable as it could be.

We made best use of our local suppliers to limit the carbon footprint of deliveries. We used re-usable name badges, that were collected upon exit. And waste was recycled appropriately.

We used screens throughout the room on the day, with no print outs and digitally circulated presentations after the event. This reduced further waste and additional printing costs.

We did a pretty good job for our first event.  What was the one thing we took away for next time? That a sustainable events policy is a great idea.

If you break things down into smaller parts, a sustainable event can be achieved without sacrificing the quality of the event. If anything, it gave additional impact to our event. And clearly showed that MSIP is here to create a greener future for people, place and planet.

To read more of our ideas on running a sustainable event, you can read our Sustainable Events Plan here –  MSIP Sustainable Events Plan.

The current situation is affecting every sector, but going forward what will be the impact on sustainable mobility?

In the short term at least, things don’t look great for mass transit. Social distancing is difficult on buses and trains, and some stations, without a drastic reduction in passenger numbers. Will passengers come back to their favoured routes unless they can be reassured that appropriate safety measures are in place? Transport for London is predicting that they can operate safely at no more than 15% capacity. Hard to make money at that level of revenue. However, moves by many companies towards staggering the working day and smoothing the peaks of commuting offer a glimmer of hope; running at a more consistent level of demand without the massive peaks and troughs does allow for more efficient deployment of staff and vehicles.

There are opportunities here for innovation though; the imperative to minimise contact between staff and passengers will drive an increase in online and smart ticketing, in automation and contactless operation in stations and on vehicles, and ultimately should accelerate the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. No driver is one less person to manage an interaction with.

The long term necessity of cutting carbon emissions remains, and with the added interest in air quality stemming from the adverse impacts of polluted air on respiratory health, the drive to EV and hydrogen to both decarbonise and cut emissions is likely to continue and accelerate.

The current lockdown has seen a surge in home deliveries, and that trend seems highly likely to continue as people recognise the convenience and increased rates of home working make delivery times less of an issue. Again, the imperative to decarbonise and cut emissions is growing, and likely to accelerate the demand for both clean delivery vehicles and new innovative technologies. Electric vehicles for “last mile” delivery are rapidly approaching; Amazon seeking to install significant EV charging capacity at their new depot in Cheshire is clear evidence that EV delivery at scale is imminent. For many of the smaller local companies who have switched to or augmented their home delivery service, an EV strategy makes increasing sense. The autonomous robot trials for last mile delivery, and innovative projects like the safe drop off facilities being trialled in the US, will surely accelerate as demand for non contact deliveries increases.

If times are tough for public transport operators, there are huge opportunities in personal mobility. The demand for E-bikes has surged, and that trend seems set to continue. The UK Government has announced an immediate £250m investment in active travel infrastructure, along with accelerated guidance for Local Authorities and, excitingly, trials of E-scooters in several areas. The Scottish Government this week committed £10m to support pop up active travel measures such as cycle lanes; and partnered with charity Sustrans to offer support to Councils. These investments represent a recognition of the increased importance of and public interest in active travel. Social distancing and appropriate cleaning regimes present challenges for E-bike hire and for publicly available charging infrastructure, but there are clear opportunities to develop solutions and speed up the take up of E-bikes and related infrastructure.

Times may be tough in the very short term, but there are growing opportunities for many companies in and supplying to the sustainable mobility space.

I’m Ross and I lead on Dundee City Council’s involvement with Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc. Here’s some insight into what I do, with a write up from one day of my busy week.

We are all now getting used to working from home (WFH being the new acronym of the moment) I’m trying my best to get into a new routine that works for me and also balances with my wife who is running college classes from her desk on the other side of our study, and my son Rory whose playroom and kitchen table now doubles as classroom / desk. It’s working (sort of..)

My alarm goes off to at 6.30 and I try to get out of my bed for 7 and get out for a walk or on the bike to start the day.

Once I’m finished, I will have a shower and then have an espresso and some cereal. I’m aiming to be at my desk for 8.30am. First of all I make a timetable for the day and a task list – I find this really important. By this time, Rory is jumping around like a loony in the background to Joe Wicks and running through to tell me what’s different in Joe’s front room (If you watch it, you’ll understand..)

I then check in with my Team Leaders, our daily huddle – WhatsApp is the preferred app for this. It’s good to see everyone at the start of the day and check that all the teams are ok. It’s a new way of working for most of us and it’s really important to focus on communicating with each other. Then I will join the MSIP daily call. I have to admit, I usually do this call in the garden with my headphones on whilst watering the green house or a bit of weeding – proper multi tasking!

When I get back to my desk I will put the headphones back on (it can be noisy in the office with a number of calls and lessons on the go at the same time) – my current preference is Radio 6 music, but I’m also enjoying the new Bombay Bicycle Club album and a whole range of podcasts. If you like golf, I recommend the Pepper Pod with Andrew Cotter and Eddie Pepperell. Brilliant.

One of my first MSIP calls today is a meeting to review our enquiries with Carri and David McCallum from SDI.  It’s important to gauge where we are with our enquiries particularly at this time. We are doing our best to keep in touch with those who have shown an interest in coming to the site.

Normally on a Tuesday, most of the MSIP team are all based at Michelin and at lunchtime we try and go over the Michelin canteen and have a team lunch. But today, it’s just the three of us in the house and we all, log off and take some time out and catch up. Lunch is nothing exciting – usually soup, cheese and biscuits.

At the moment a lot of my time is spent working on COVID response– what we are hearing from businesses, working with local and regional partners and where we are from a Council perspective in terms of administering grant support and also engaging with businesses who are offering a range of support to help the Dundee relief efforts. I actually spend a bit of time here speaking to Gill and also Colin, with different hats on!

I join a webinar at 3.30pm with Fraser of Allander Institute about the wider economic impact of COVID-19.  It’s helpful but sobering stuff.

I then join a call with my colleague, and fellow MSIP-er, Diane Milne. We talk through where we are with arrangements for concluding our internal approval process and hopefully release DCC’s funding into the project.  It’s a good way to finish the day off as Diane is so cheery and she always makes me jealous with what she is planning to cook in the evening – tonight its mushroom risotto.

5pm and I am trying to log off from the working day. If we need something from the shops I will usually do this now. Then I’ll spend some more time in the garden – I’m trying to work through a number of tasks that I’ve put off for years – aka painting the fence, greenhouse etc. I will also kick and or throw a ball about with Rory.

Then its dinner time and chill out time with the family. Not much of a TV watcher, and with no live sport I’m really struggling, but we’ll try and watch something on the planner. Our current favourites are “The Nest” with Martin Compston and World Without End based on the Ken Follet book.

Ross Mackenzie

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) has awarded Elevator, one of Scotland’s leading business support organisations, a major contract to help lead the charge for Scotland’s sustainable mobility and low carbon energy sectors.

Through a partnership with MSIP, a joint venture between Dundee City Council, Michelin, and Scottish Enterprise, the contract will see Elevator expand its national accelerator offering with the launch of a new specialist programme to support Scotland’s Net-Zero carbon ambitions.

Announced this week, the Sustainable Mobility and Low Carbon Innovation Accelerator – part of a series of MSIP initiatives – has been designed to underpin Scotland’s response to the global climate emergency.

Its aim is to support intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs who have developed minimum viable products, validated prototypes or possess investor ready solutions focused on sustainable mobility, clean transport and low carbon energy.

Delivered from MSIP’s world-class Innovation Parc in Dundee, the 16-week programme will provide participants with access to the skills, knowledge, networks and advice to enhance their overall solutions. In addition – and for the first time, Elevator will engage the support of specialist sector delivery partners with the technical know-how and global networks to act as catalysts to ensure clear development, commercial and marketing pathways exist, and that each company has the potential to grow and scale.

John Reid, Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc CEO, said “The launch of MSIP’s Sustainable Mobility and Low Carbon Innovation Accelerator marks a key milestone in building our world class innovation park in Dundee. Our accelerator is a key part of MSIP’s innovation programme, that will offer access to space, support and networks, as well as collaboration opportunities with industry and academia located at MSIP.

“This very specific accelerator is a real opportunity for companies in this space, and I am confident that Elevator will deliver a programme that will achieve great results for those companies to scale up and grow.

“MSIP is going to bring long lasting benefits to Dundee and Scotland and is a key part of Scotland’s response to the global climate emergency. This accelerator is one further step forward in delivering that ambition.”

Professor Gary McEwan, Elevator CEO, said: “At Elevator we pride ourselves as an organisation which works to solve problems. Through collaboration we have grown to become the largest provider of accelerator programmes in the country, augmenting the growth of Scotland’s business community. This expertise uniquely positions us to strengthen MSIP’s aim to create breakthroughs in the sustainable mobility and low carbon energy sectors.

“The Parc is a significant project and we are delighted to be working together with MSIP. Our accelerator will act as a springboard for forward-thinking pioneers investing in zero emission transport solutions and zero carbon energy emissions to help drive diversification and growth – in not only Dundee and the Tay Cities Region, but Scotland wide.”

My day typically starts around 06.30am with my 2 little boys coming into my bedroom and climbing up on to my bed.  It’s the perfect start to the day.  They’ll usually ask me to answer questions that must have been troubling them through the night.  Like “who is strongest – Iron Man or The Hulk?” or “who would win in a fight – a T-Rex or a Megalodon?”.  I answer these questions convincingly and then I’ll get the boys organised with a drink and some breakfast.  If I’m feeling particularly energetic, I’ll try to do a 30 min work out…more often than not however I usually just head into the kitchen for my first (of several) coffees of the day.

I’ll boot my laptop up and see what has arrived in my Inbox since the previous evening and mentally start preparing for the day ahead .

Pre Covid-19, I would have taken my little boys to school and arrived in the office around 9am.  Currently we are working from home and so I occupy the dining room whilst my little boys play in another room.  (my husband got in first with the home office).  I have to say the kids have been quite remarkable at how they have readily adapted to their new environment and to not seeing their school friends every day.  I think we can learn from their resilience.  I think YouTube also helps!  ?

My days are typically filled with a series of Management Meetings, customer engagements, responding to emails and ‘reflection time’.  I am aware of how it easy it is to get consumed with operational matters every day so I try to schedule time regularly to think strategically – even if is just over a sandwich at lunchtime.  MSIP is a very fast-paced environment – we’re essentially a start-up company (with heavy-weight shareholders!) and so my ToDo list, like the rest of the Management Team’s, is usually very long – but thrilling.  I love being part of an eclectic Team – one that has been formed with members from Michelin, one of the world’s most successful manufacturing companies of 130+ years, Scottish Enterprise – a large, government agency and Dundee City Council, a forward-thinking Local Authority.  I love how we are ‘taking’ the best parts of each of our respective organisations to create our own ‘MSIP culture’.

I try to log off by 5pm (it’s a long day for the kids as well as me) but like so many of us, it’s difficult to always do that.  I do try to avoid working in to the evenings to protect ‘family time’ but sometimes, some things simply can’t wait until tomorrow.

I wander into the kitchen and try to think of what I can make for dinner that’s relatively straightforward, at least semi-nutritious and that I have all the ingredients for.  I often find this the biggest challenge of my day!

After dinner, boys’ bedtime routine and some chill time with my husband, I’ll drift off into sleep thinking….I hope I got the Iron Man v The Hulk question right.