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Christian Arno 

Christian founded the translation agency, Lingo24 in 2001, after graduating with a degree in languages from Oxford University. Originally a home-based start-up, it has now grown to be a global company, with a network of 4000 translators and clients in 60 countries. Lingo24 made The Times International Track 100 in 2011.

Christian has won awards including HSBC Business Thinking and HSBC International Trade Awards (2010), and TAUS Excellence Award (2012) for innovative technology. He advises numerous companies on all aspects of overseas marketing.  He contributes to various leading industry publications and has been featured by the BBC, the Financial Times and the Sunday Times, as well as other media around the world.

Kirsten Lord

Kirsten qualified in physiotherapy (Australia) in 1989 and moved to Edinburgh where in 1992 she founded The Physiotherapy Centre, now operating in 3 locations in both Edinburgh & Glasgow. Kirsten continues to guide The Physiotherapy Centre whilst maintaining patient contact part time. Her team of therapists who reflect standards of excellence in treatment of spinal pain, chronic pain and sporting injuries (both professional and amateur, including touring performers such as those involved stage shows like Riverdance, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera).

Her own past clients range from those suffering from everyday problems to Olympic athletes, European circuit golfers and star performers (Kirsten was consultant physiotherapist on 'The Jacket', a George Clooney movie shot on location in Scotland). Having a Diploma in Pianoforte she is a specialist in musicians' injuries and has lectured to professional organisations such as the British Association of Performing Arts in Medicine and other national medical and physiotherapy organisations such as PhysioFirst.

For 6 years she devoted time to scientific golf research, taking 2 full year's sabbatical. She lectured for the PGA, appeared on the Golf Channel, and was recognised by The Chartered society of Physiotherapy as the UK golf expert. Her work in this field was devoted to both reduction of injury and performance enhancement.

Kirsten is the Physiotherapy spokesperson for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in Scotland and is regularly asked to comment on health issues for major newspapers and television. With her clinics running smoothly and profitably with minimal input, Kirsten has begun an ‘Internet Physiotherapy' business designed to enable a user to self-assess and treat their own musculoskeletal problem. NHS24 has expressed an interest in taking the product, once it is validated and she and her team are now working with Edinburgh Napier University to achieve this.

Kirsten is a Director and long standing Member of the Exchange. In her spare time she enjoys entertaining, holidays and loads of massages!


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Amarone, Edinburgh 12-13 St Andrews Square

0131 523 1171

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Kirsten Lord, Physio Medics, www.edphysio.com


  • Christian Arno, Lingo24, www lingo24.com
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