Meet the team
Nikki Slowey, Director and co-founder
“A thriving economy and strong business resilience requires people who are adequately skilled, motivated and engaged. This can only be achieved when business embraces the multifaceted and interwoven aspects of people’s lives – our families, passions and interests.
“I would like to see a complete shake up the old-fashioned 9-5. I am all for innovation in how work is designed.”
Lisa Gallagher, Director and co-founder
“More and more, I hear friends and family talking about how they can balance their career with family responsibilities (whatever that looks like).
"I would like everyone to be able to fulfil their potential and be in a position to choose both a career and the home life they wish while not being held back. This is particularly true for women and something I care a lot about.
“More than ever, we need to be challenging the old-fashioned infrastructure of work being in a static location, full time. Working flexibly simply works better for all of us.”
Geraldine Higgins, Head of Partnerships
“Increasingly people at every stage of their career are seeking a better work-life balance. Creating this type of working environment requires innovative thinking from employers, and a desire to do what's right for the individual as well as the business. We hear employers talk about that ‘light bulb moment’ when they recognise that allowing people to work flexibly results in immeasurable discretionary effort, loyalty and improved productivity.
“A great flexible working culture quite simply helps businesses perform better. It's hugely encouraging to see this change begin to gather momentum in Scotland and we are proud to work with employers who want to lead that change.”
Laura-Jane Clements, Events & Admin Co-ordinator
"In the past few years, I have realised how impactful flexibility at work can be. Whether it be part time work, condensed hours, job share or one of the many other ways employees and employers can work together to create a productive and inclusive work environment.
I am delighted to work with the team to help people navigate through these changing times and to realise their goal of a positive work life balance."
Jenny Legg, Press Manager
“There are stacks of evidence on the benefits of flexible working for people and for businesses. But I remember that it never, ever crossed my mind to work flexibly myself until it became impossible for me - as a new working mum – to get by without it.
“It was a revelation in what I could get done at work and at home.
“Similarly, I speak to employees and employers every week from all kinds of business sectors and walks of life who say flexible working is having a positive impact.
“But there are still people who feel, as I did, that flex isn’t relevant. We need to show them it is.”
Collen Reid, Digital Marketing Manager
"Flexibility to me means a better work-life balance! From choosing when we work to choosing where we work, the constraints of the standard office-based 9-5 no longer appeal to many of us, myself included! Now more than ever before we're seeing the benefits flexible working can bring to a workforce and it's exciting to be a part of that!
This year is the first time I've worked flexibly and now I can't see past it. The evidence is there, the case studies are there, the real-life impact is there....the time to embrace flexible working is now!"
Chris Gourley, Head of Research, Evidence & Insights
“People’s working lives have a massive impact on their wellbeing. For example, evidence shows that working in roles that are respected, trusted and well supported leads to more positive mental health outcomes.
I am interested in generating evidence and learning that helps us better understand how flexible working in all its forms is evolving and how we might further this so that greater benefits are brought about for all involved, whilst demonstrating and measuring the impacts of greater, more authentic and widespread flex.”