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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India Copeland
Senior Venue Consultant

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 2019?
Exploring my new neighbourhood, a successful 3rd year working for ExecSpace and hopefully a couple of holidays!

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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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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?
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 2019?
Completing my Master’s degree.

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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 2019?
Warmer weather and the opportunity to explore more of Scotland with friends old and new!

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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 2019?
Another wonderful year in Edinburgh and exploring Scotland and Europe on some fun weekend trips!