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Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

Bill Dobbie Bill Dobbie [Chairman]
Bill is an experienced entrepreneur and director specialising in internet, telecoms and technology businesses. He has led a number of successful private equity funded businesses and recently retired from a 7-year spell at Iomart PLC (IOM) spanning founder to non-exec positions. Bill has been a Director of Demon Internet, Prestel, Teledata, Scottish Telecom (Thus) and several other companies. His early career was with Unisys in the UK and Australia. 

Bill has an Honours degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of St.Andrews, and an MBA from the University of Glasgow.


Martin Higginson Martin Higginson [Director]

Martin is recognised as one of the North West's leading entrepreneurs.

He started his first business at the age of 19, a publishing business that he later went on to sell to IPC Magazines Limited. Since then he has started numerous businesses including, Megafone, a business he sold to Scottish Power, Monstermob Group plc, a mobile media business that currently employs over 1,000 staff in over 13 countries globally, and Cityblock plc, an alternative student accommodation business.