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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-10179

Resilient Bishopbriggs Business Owners

Submitted by: Rona Mackay, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Colin Beattie, Ash Denham, Kenneth Gibson, Emma Harper, Clare Haughey, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Ben Macpherson, Ruth Maguire, Joan McAlpine, Ivan McKee, Edward Mountain, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance

That the Parliament congratulates Andrew and Sandra Monaghan, owners of Bishopbriggs-based Pivotal Scotland Ltd, which is a health and safety training company, on winning the Triumph Against Adversity Award at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 Scotland final; recognises that the business won despite its founder, Andrew, being diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2015; notes that, despite the terminal disease, Andrew continues to mentor from home, learning to use eye-gaze software technology, which enables him to write blog entries and build a social media presence; commends Sandra, who stepped up to become director when her husband was diagnosed, who has led the company onto continuous expansion and success; praises the resilience and tenacity of them both in succeeding despite personal tragedy, and for overcoming the odds to run a prosperous business, and wishes Pivotal Scotland Ltd the best of luck in entering the UK-wide finals of the FSB awards.