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What can we bring to your business in the way of experience?

Campbell and Joy offer the following:

Knowledge and ideas
As we move through 2017 we bring up to the minute Sales and Marketing experience for the business and particularly in the Tourism sector of the Highland and islands.

Campbell  was formerly an associate of Inspiralba, and of SSB business solutions  providing development, management, funding, and evaluation support for the community & social enterprise sector. 


Campbell completed the first year of project management of the emerging BID4Oban business improvement district working with BID Scotland, Marketing the idea  to local business' and raising Brand awareness of BID4Oban.

He has also been busy over years 2008 to 2013 supporting the development of a number of Scottish Businesses in the areas of planning, strategy and sales.


Campbell is an excellent event chair. He will manage the event to time and create a great atmosphere.

He was a member of the team that planned and ran the much talked about

" There is more to fundraising than grants! "  at Kilmory

and "from Ceilidhs to Conferences" in Oban

for the Argyll and Bute Community planning partnership for the Voluntary Third sector at Kilmory in March. (See also the links area.)

Joy has current experience in  the latest teaching and training skills, presentation and event management, and the hosting of events. She is an atmosphere creator par excellence.


• Campbell brings 15 years experience as a Councillor in Argyll and Bute 1988 - 2003, rising to Deputy Leader and Chairman of Education. He also bring knowledge of planning and development and of the European, Scottish and Highlands and Islands political arenas. He has 20 years experience working with the tourism sector including time as a board member of the Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and the Trossachs Tourist board and its predecesor the West Highlands Tourist board.

• Before launching Making It Happen, he operated in the private sector as Key Accounts manager at CGL – Printing and Office supplies company based in Oban until 2008.
Music - just click the word!

  • We have managed the recent Iain Thomson Band tours of Scotland to promote his new album, Fields of Dreams and will now continue developing media and performance opportunities for the band.

  • We have also promoted concerts with Capercaillie, Allan Taylor, Cula, Jimmie MacGregor, Society, The Floe, Ivan Drever, Jim Byrne, Pigtown Fling, Walter Strauss and many others.
  • Previously we planned spring tours for three other major Scottish bands.

  • Campbell is a former Director and Chairman of Oban Fm Radio and presents the Wednesday Drivetime show. He has presented and taken part in programs on Radio Scotland as well as Eurosport TV on Sky.

  • Campbell is a former Director & Chairman of the Oban Phoenix Cinema which has been bought from the receivers for the community and was successfully reopened the venue in August of 2012.

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