Here’s 60 seconds with our expert Catriona

Here at Get Ahead our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgroundsexpertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right Expert to match our clients’ requirements.

Here’s 60 seconds with our expert Catriona

Name: Catriona

Area of expertise: 

Cash flow, Budgets, Financial Management, Business Overview

When & why did you join Get Ahead:  

I joined Get Ahead in September 2023 as wanted to still be part of a team whilst working with multiple clients within various industry sectors. 

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead:  

I have been a finance director for the last 18 years within the highways construction industry.  This is a very intense industry with no week working quite how planned.  The diversity of my role has enabled me to have a wide range of skills when looking into a business which gives me a rounded approach to challenges and how to circumnavigate them.  Having dealt with compliance, certification, HR as well as finance I have put that to good use in being inclusive with all department heads so everyone understands expectations which lead to a transparent team approach to business development.

Career highlight to date:  

Setting up a business from start to finish – when I say that – writing a business plan and finding an investor to setting up systems and attaining industry accreditations and see the company grow from zero to £35M.  Tackling growth issues and change management along the way to keep the business current and able to support its growth.

Plans for the future:  

To support businesses and make use of my skills learned along the way.  I really want to reach out to support businesses grow and ensure owners / shareholders are fully informed as to how their business is doing.  I have an open style that encourages great communication and collaboration and thrive on variety of work task.