Kirstie McLaughlin

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Start Up Growth Adviser & Team Leader

Kirstie joined Elevator and Business Gateway in the Start-up Team in July 2016 and has since progress to the start-up growth team to help businesses take on staff or increase their turnover by £100,000 in the next three years.

Kirstie is originally from Largs on the west coast of Scotland so loves to enjoy an ice cream by the sea. 

Kirstie graduated from the University of Dundee with a degree in Law in 2012 however, she decided that a career in law wasn’t for her so she went on to study at Strathclyde University in Glasgow where she graduated with an MSc in Business and Management. It was during her year at Strathclyde that she discovered her love for business, team work and planning.  

After graduating from Strathclyde University in 2013 Kirstie moved to Aberdeen for a job in the oil and gas industry where she gained experience in business improvement, contract management and business development. 

After nearly 3 years in the Oil and Gas industry, Kirstie decided it was time for a change and joined Elevator to help and support entrepreneurs and new start-up businesses.

Outside of work Kirstie enjoys travelling, she has been on a few adventurous holidays where she has been bungee jumping, canoeing with wild dolphins and white water rafting. She also enjoys spending time at home playing computer games, particularly old Nintendo games and spending time cooking with her friends. 

Kirstie looks forward to working with you to progress your business plans.