Our people

At ExecSpace, we’re a happy, friendly entrepreneurial bunch.
Get to know our team below.

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Emma Little
CEO & Founder

What do you do at ExecSpace?
Drive the business forward, make sure everyone’s motivated to work towards our vision, make sure our team and clients are happy and go after the big wins.

Get to know Emma

What makes you happy?
Spending time with my partner and family, Edinburgh, a beer with my best pal Jane, pizza, when Scotland rugby team score and they play ‘I’m Gonna Be – 500 Miles’, Saturday mornings watching TV and Ricky Gervais.

Celebrity crush?
Definitely Katherine Grainger. Although, I’ve recently started to fancy Sian Gibson too.

Most inspiring quote?
“This is no time for ease and comfort – it is time to dare and endure.”  – Winston Churchill.

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
Personally I’m really looking forward to everything that parenthood brings in 2019 following the birth of our smiley wee boy, Riley in January. It’s such an amazing, special time. Professionally, the business is in really good shape, so I’m looking forward to another successful year of growth, rolling out a couple of new clients, developing the team and embarking on our technology build.

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Kristin Lamb
Head of Sales & Service

What do you do at ExecSpace?
Look after the contracted clients and ensure all our contracted clients are happy.

Get to know Kristin

What makes you happy?
Spending time with friends and family, make up, food, when I hit 10,000 steps on my FitBit and making cocktails!

Celebrity crush?
Zac Efron, Leonardo Dicaprio, Hugh Jackman, Robbie Downie Jr.

Most inspiring quote?
“You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time.”

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
I’m looking forward to 2019 in my role – ensuring all our existing clients are happy and hopefully winning some new ones too!

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Angela Brown
Financial, Commercial & Operations

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I oversee our finance and data systems making sure we have accurate information to support and direct business strategy.

Get to know Angela

What makes you happy?
My family, my children especially so.

Celebrity crush?
George Clarke.

Most inspiring quote?
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou.

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
Everything that 2019 brings my way and new challenges to be found.

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Louise Lowe
Commercial Director

What do you do at ExecSpace?
Bring our business strategy to life, drive quality through robust processes and trusted relationships with our customers and supply chain

Get to know Louise

What makes you happy?
Sunshine, shoes and a particular brand of handbag! But most of all being with my family – hosting one of our famous “gatherings” at our home aka the party house! I’m married to Chris, who serves in the Royal Navy (it doesn’t make me happy when he goes away on operational duties!) and we are proud parents of our daughter Isobel, who is a dedicated Ballroom and Latin dancer – so I’m a slightly crazy dance mom and nothing makes me more happy than watching her compete, along with all the glitz and glamour of it #StrictlyAddict

Celebrity crush?
Tom Hardy, Cian Murphy, Bradley Cooper, Damien Lewis, Daniel Craig – I think the crush is more related to the roles they act!

Most inspiring quote?
Absolutely love a quote of the day – but my current favourite, that resonates most is – “The most damaging phrase in the language is, ‘it’s always been done that way’.” – Grace Hopper

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
Having an absolute ball in every aspect of life – with a sprinkling of sunshine!

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Lisa Cusson
Sales and Service Team Leader

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I manage our fantastic Venue Consulting team ensuring they are providing detailed proposals to all new and existing clients. Additionally, I support Kristin with daily tasks, duties, reporting and office happiness

Get to know Lisa

What makes you happy?
Raindrops on roses and whiskers… oh wait, no! I love good company with a wine or whisky, concerts, my Xbox, chicken in all its beautiful forms and lazy Sundays in pyjamas watching Sunday Kitchen

Celebrity crush?
Damien Haas, Cara Delevingne & Ritchie Gray

Most inspiring quote?
“Life happens when you’re busy making other plans”

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
The Christmas markets and enjoying the holiday celebrations with my friends and family

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Gemma Robb
Venue Consultant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I source venues and create proposals for clients based on specific briefs and negotiate the best rates for them.

Get to know Gemma

What makes you happy?
Travelling, Netflix, ASOS, dogs, naps, a cheeky Nandos and nights out in Edinburgh.

Celebrity crush?
Leonardo Dicaprio, Paolo Nutini, Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey, the list goes on…

Most inspiring quote?
Believe you can and you’re halfway there – Theodore Roosevelt

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
Visiting Brussels, New York and Budapest along with some other countries on my bucket list and continuing to develop my skills and gain more experience at ExecSpace!

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Lauren Johnston
Venue Consultant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I source venues and create proposals for clients based on specific requirements; and work with venues to negotiate the best rates for clients.

Get to know Lauren

What makes you happy?
Spending time at home with my partner Jack, renovating our newly purchased home, wedding planning, naps, driving (I only recently got a car, so it’s still a novelty), Netflix, creative writing, Sci-Fi and musicals.

Celebrity crush?
David Tennant every day of the week.

Most inspiring quote?
“We are all stories in the end – just make it a good one” – Doctor Who

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
A great beginning working for ExecSpace, and anything else that the year might throw my way.

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Katie Stein
Venue Consultant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I am a Venue Consultant, meaning that I source venues and create proposals for a range of clients, and I work with the venues to negotiate the best rates for that client.

Get to know Katie

What makes you happy?
Wearing lipstick, drinking prosecco and the colour pink…and any opportunity to speak some French!

Celebrity crush?
Nick Jonas

Most inspiring quote?
“Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
Moving into my new flat, hopefully a sunshine holiday and learning loads about the event industry with my new job at ExecSpace!

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Pamela McCaw
Finance Manager

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I am responsible for the management of transient accommodation, credit control and account reconciliation. I also make sure our bill back service is delivered efficiently.

Get to know Pamela

What makes you happy?
Spending time with my partner Steven and my wee boy Alex.

Celebrity crush?
Channing Tatum.

Most inspiring quote?
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
I’m looking forward to taking on more responsibility of the day-to-day finance function.

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David Kidd
Finance Assistant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I deal with accounts payable and account queries

Get to know David

What makes you happy?
Seeing other people happy and having a laugh

Celebrity crush?
Halle Berry

Most inspiring quote?
“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why”

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
I’m looking forward working at ExecSpace

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Nicola Williamson
PA to Emma Little

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I work closely with Emma, supporting her on a day to day basis alongside managing the office

Get to know Nicola

What makes you happy?
Spending time with my children, listening to Desert Island Discs and walking

Celebrity crush?
Ryan Gosling and Gabriel Macht

Most inspiring quote?
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
I’m looking forward to all the challenges of working at ExecSpace alongside some exciting family adventures

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Gail Ricketts
Virtual Reality Partner

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I work with venues who would like a virtual tour of their property

Get to know Gail

What makes you happy?
Spending time with my family and friends, tap dancing, walking on the beach, a good book and chocolate

Celebrity crush?
Matthew Goode

Most inspiring quote?
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” – Alexander Graham Bell

What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
I look forward to creating more Virtual Tours for beautiful venues, entertaining family and friends visiting from overseas this year and hopefully completing my fitness to 5k training programme!