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Gordon White

Gordon White started Design Matters in 1986 offering traditional design and marketing services to a wide range of public and private sector organisations throughout the UK.  The arrival of the internet saw Design Matters move into web design, web strategy and online marketing then, with the arrival of Web 2.0 Design Matters became involved in social media and assisting their portfolio of clients to engage and communicate using new media. The Design Matters business also offers extensive event management services to a range of organisations throughout the UK.
 
In 2006, in response to the growing demand for new and social media production, Gordon founded Podcastmatters Ltd, a new media production company specialising in audio and video podcast production, niche networking and social media consulting.   In June 2010 Podcastmatters and Design Matters merged and rebranded as fatBuzz Ltd. FatBuzz Ltd hosts the monthly New Media Breakfast series of seminars in Glasgow and Edinburgh with bi-monthly events in Aberdeen and Inverness. These events attract around 80 attendees and are growing every month in reputation and popularity.  Gordon regularly delivers seminars, presentations and workshops to organisations throughout the UK such as recent engagements with the Institute of Directors, The Chartered Institute of Public Relations and, the Institute of Investor Relations. Gordon is a past Chairman of Links of Scotland, a consortium of 26 golf related businesses formed to market their goods and services in the USA and the Far East. Gordon acquired John Letters of Scotland in 1999 and was Chairman of the company until he sold it to Direct Golf in 2005.

Gordon also hosts a twice-monthly podcast called “Social Media Podcast” with commentary about social media and interviews from World leaders in the field; 3 times this year the Social Media Podcast has been the No.1 audio podcast in the iTunes Podcasting category. Gordon is married with three children and enjoys drawing, painting and golf.  He is an accomplished golf artist selling prints of his work via the Internet all around the world.    

John McGlynn

John founded his first business as a hobby whilst at university studying accounts, then law.  Having opened and acquired other businesses Airlink Group is now the largest Scottish car parking company and one of the largest private property groups in Scotland.

The Groups main activity is commercial property specialising in off airport properties.  Current projects include a 25 acre airport business park as well as an 8 acre business park close to the 2014 Commonwealth Games site in Glasgow.  The most recent divisions are Storage Box that specialises in document storage and management and Storage Vault the self storage arm.

John is Vice Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Exchange, a founding Director of the Entrepreneurial Exchange in London, Vice Chairman of IAPRA, The Independent Airport Park and Ride Association, Chairman of the sister organisation in Scotland, and a member of the Business School Council ar Strathclyde University.

In 2009 the First Minister appointed John as an Ambassador to Business Club Scotland and asked him to serve on the National Economic Form.  He was also appointed as Travel Envoy and Business Ambassador to Glasgow Airport.

John is a regular speaker at business events and supports many charities. 

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Venue information

Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3HW

0141 332 0055

Chairman

John McGlynn, Airlink Group, www.airlinkgroup.com

Speakers

  • Gordon White, fatBuzz, www.fatbuzz.com

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