Our people

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

Emma
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 2018?
A strong year in business, celebrating my 40th and going on a weekend break with my partner and parents to Berlin or Belfast.

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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 2018?
Making a good start on event bookings for 2018, going to New York for my 30th and hopefully buying a new car!

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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 2018?
Everything that 2018 brings my way and new challenges to be found.

Pamela
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 2018?
Moving into our new house!

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Emma Whyte

PA to CEO & Founder

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I am PA to the CEO and founder Emma Little. I help manage her plans and diary so that she can be the most efficient she can be.

Get to know Emma

What makes you happy?
Baking and cooking, my family, and going on new adventures and travelling to see new places.

Celebrity crush?
John Krasinski.

Most inspiring quote?
“If we never risk anything in life, we never live, we never love and we never learn.”

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Really getting stuck in to my role at ExecSpace and spending weekends exploring Scotland and Europe.

Danny
Danny Turner
Business Analyst & System Support

What do you do at ExecSpace?
If something’s data or technology related then I’m probably involved.

Get to know Danny

What makes you happy?
Schadenfreud, reading a good book, playing a good game and pondering thought experiments.

Celebrity crush?
Fiona Dourif (I may have just watched Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), Karen Gillan, Natalie Dormer, The Rock, Zoe Saldana.

Most inspiring quote?
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Isaac Asimov.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Completing my Master’s degree.

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India Copeland
Senior Venue Consultant – Public Sector

What do you do at ExecSpace?
Working to client briefs, I source venues whilst negotiating best rates for our Scottish Government clients.

Get to know India

What makes you happy?
My family, spending time with friends, Wagamamas, making a mess of the kitchen whilst baking, my Goldendoodles, a good French Martini and the rare occasions when I win board games.

Celebrity crush?
Ryan Reynolds and Tom Hardy…big fan.

Most inspiring quote?
“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Visiting my brother who currently lives in Abu Dhabi.

Flora
Flora Bruce
Venue Consultant – Public Sector

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I work in the public sector team, ensuring we find the best options to suit our clients’ requirements.

Get to know Flora

What makes you happy?
Dogs, beach days, finding a great TV show to binge watch, cheese and quality time with my nearest and dearest.

Celebrity crush?
Henry Cavill or Zac Efron.

Most inspiring quote?
“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Summertime and a couple of wee trips away to new and exciting places.

Sina
Sina Suominen
Venue Consultant – Private Sector

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I help source the perfect venues for our clients’ every event.

Get to know Sina

What makes you happy?
My dogs back home, sushi and napping.

Celebrity crush?
Matthew McConaughey.

Most inspiring quote?
I don’t like quotes :).

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Completing my first full year at ExecSpace, my travelling plans, and going home for the summer (summer is the only right time to be in Finland!).

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Gemma Robb
Venue Consultant – Private Sector

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 2018?
My birthday and Christmas – December is a good month!

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Aurora Suominen
Finance and Reservations Assistant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I am the Finance and Reservations Assistant here at ExecSpace. My duties vary from assisting our finance manager with reconciliation and credit control, to handling reservation enquiries from our clients.

Get to know Aurora

What makes you happy?
Travelling and meeting new people, spending quality time with family, friends, and the four-legged, skiing in the winter, Finland during the summer, picking up a roll of film, discovering new music, and being able to work and live in Edinburgh.

Celebrity crush?
Keanu Reeves because memes (also, what a decent bloke for a Hollywood guy), Noah Centineo because reasons (hint: ‘To all the boys I’ve ever loved’), and Cillian Murphy, who needs no reason (Peaky Blinders).

Most inspiring quote?
‘For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again’. – Eric Roth

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Further settling down in Edinburgh and exploring more of Scotland, whilst continuing to develop professionally at ExecSpace.