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

Where is your favourite place in the world?
I know it’s not very adventurous/far afield, but definitely always Edinburgh. In winter-time a cosy, ancient pub on Rose Street, ideally with a pint and a bag of cheese and onion. In summer-time, probably The Dean Village/Water of Leith. Oh and of course – Murrayfield, when we’re winning!

What are your top three books or podcasts?
I’m not much of a reader (except on holiday) but I listen to podcasts on the way to and from work and would recommend – The Daily, Swindled and Crypto Bobby.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Ricky Gervais because he’s the funniest human being on the planet, Winston Churchill for some inspiration, Sir Andrew David Parker (Head of MI5) to get all the secrets and Derren Brown to entertain us all.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Personally, our wee boy – Riley’s 1st birthday, the Six Nations, our big family week away in April, my sister’s 40th in London and lots of family days out with Lindsay and Riley. Business wise – winning new private sector contracts in the South, spending time with our clients (old and new), building our new tech, moving office and working with our leadership team to really nail 2020!

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Kristin Lamb
Head of Sales & Service

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I’m responsible for the overall service from our team of Venue Consultants, along with supplier relations and ensuring all our clients are happy.

Get to know Kristin

Where is your favourite place in the world?
New York City

What are your top three books or podcasts?
I think we meant top three movies?! Armageddon, Notting Hill and The Little Mermaid.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Workwise: working on gaining some more contracted clients and development of our supplier programme.

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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

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Wherever home is, which at the minute is East Lothian.

What are your top three books or podcasts?
I don’t listen to podcasts and I don’t have much spare time for reading, so the only books I read are to my son! My favourite book to read to him is The Gruffalo.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Albert Einstein, Barack Obama, Marie Curie and Michael McIntyre.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Getting our house finished 2 years after moving in, enjoying everything 2020 brings for my family and the new office!

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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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Angela Brown
Finance Director

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

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Inverleith Park – there is no other city like Edinburgh and the skyline vista is the best in the city.

What are your top three books or podcasts?
How can you shortlist just three? ‘The Hand that First Held Mine’ – Maggie O’Farrell, ‘The Selfish Gene’ – Richard Dawkins, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird sings’ – Maya Angelou.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Charles Darwin, James Clerk Maxwell, Benjamin Franklin and Queen Elizabeth I.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Holidays with my husband and children.

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Katrina McGregor
PA to CEO & Founder – Emma Little

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I’m responsible for making sure the CEO is prepared and organised for the working week ahead, providing assistance and support with projects and office arrangements.

Get to know Katrina

Where is your favourite place in the world?
My home city… Edinburgh, it has it all…

What are your top three books or podcasts?
By the Light of the Moon – Dean Koontz
My “not so” Perfect Life – Sophie Kinsella
The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Kelly Jones
Jason Momoa
Sir Richard Burton
Luke Bryan

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Summer sunshine, garden time, bbq’s and live music.

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Ann Little
Finance Assistant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I deal with credit control and invoicing.

Get to know Ann

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Lake Maggiore.

What are your top three books or podcasts?
Nadiya Hussain’s book, Little Women and Radio 2 podcasts.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Barack Obama, Michel Roux, Emmeline Pankhurst and my gran!

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Holidays!

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Sara Pani
Venue Consultant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I help my clients find the perfect venue for their needs

Get to know Sara

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Glastonbury.

What are your top three books or podcasts?
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Nicky Wire, David Attenborough, Serena Williams and David Tennant.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Exploring Scotland and travelling to some corner of Europe I haven’t been to yet.

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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

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Berlin – I love the German language and the culture. I like that the clubs stay open until 6am and I like the efficient tram system – the weather is so much like home (but warmer) – such a welcoming city!

What are your top three books or podcasts?
Podcast – ‘David Tennant does a podcast with…’ – David Tennant never fails to put me in a good mood                Book – ‘This is going to Hurt’ by Adam Kay – a depressing & funny look at the NHS                                                Book –   Any of the Harry Potter books, probably the 4th one (it’s my favourite of the films too – hello evil David Tennant).

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Lily James, David Tennant, Mikey Way and Bianca Del Rio (all alive – I think it would be a good mix, two actors, one musician and one insulting, comic drag queen).

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
I am moving home with my partner – we’re moving to a new build in Edinburgh and selling our current property in Bo’ness. Very excited to take that next step, live in the city again and wave goodbye to my train commute.

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Sam Goodwin
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 Sam

Where is your favourite place in the world?
America.

What are your top three books or podcasts?
I’m not one for reading books and I only listen to one podcast which is ‘New Day Pod’.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Ryan Reynolds, Amber Heard, Dave Bautista and Chris Pratt.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Working with a great team.

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Shannon Cullen
Venue Consultant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I manage a portfolio of clients and source venues based on their specific requirements, create proposals and ensure that they are getting the best rates possible.

Get to know Shannon

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Tough one! Out of everywhere I have been, I have to say that the island of Sal (just off the coast of West Africa) is my favourite place. The island is flat, so you can see right across the whole island, the people are lovely and there is so much to see and do. Ooh, or Blackpool – love the Pleasure Beach! Not much difference between the two!!

What are your top three books or podcasts?
I don’t really read books – I’m more of a movie person. Saying that, some of the ones I have enjoyed are Goodnight Mr Tom, Elmer (The patchwork elephant) and The Butterfly Lion.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Kevin Hart – so he can keep the mood light with his humour, Tim McGraw – so he can sing! I love country music, Jimi Hendrix – so he can teach me guitar… he may need more than one dinner party to do this! and Meghan Markel – so we can discuss her time on Suits!

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Spending time with my new niece (along with the rest of my family) and celebrating my three year anniversary with my boyfriend Aaron. Hopefully there will be a little summer holiday along the way!

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Pamela Badham
PR Consultant

What do you do at ExecSpace?
I am responsible for the PR and Marketing

Get to know Pam

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Porthminster Beach in St Ives, in the winter when it’s deserted.

What are your top three books or podcasts?
I have three children under the age of 6 so I’d be lying if I said I’d read or listened to anything other than breaking news and my kids daily downloads recently!

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Billy Connolly, Barack Obama and Sheryl Sandberg.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Growing my agency and continuing to challenge myself.

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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

Where is your favourite place in the world?
Edinburgh, there is no place like home.

What are your top three books or podcasts?
The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Reilly, A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman and The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.

Which four famous people, alive or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Sir David Attenborough, Dame Maggie Smith, Tom Hanks and Marilyn Munroe.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Celebrating my silver wedding anniversary in May, hopefully with a trip to somewhere hot!