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Jim founded RPM (www.rpm247.co.uk) in 2004 and grew turnover to a spectacular £2m by 2005. Jim provides Property Maintenance solutions to the UK Retail Market through a network of 60 local service depots on an F.M structure. Born in Glasgow, he qualified as an engineer and has developed his career in Africa and the UK in sales management positions with ICI, Unilever, Unipart, Blue Circle and Rok. Jim has created two other businesses, a Project Division and Property Investment in Europe, Africa and Scotland. Jim is married with 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and three mortgages! Jim loves to work.

Murray Strachan.  Murray, who hails from the North East of Scotland, is Managing Director of Strachan & Partners, a specialist business advisory consultancy, and Chief Executive of Albyn Ventures (www.albynventures.com