Brian Williamson is an engineer, a professional businessman and an award-winning entrepreneur. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University sponsored by Weir Pumps and climbed the ladder of management quickly, looking after his first department by the age of 21. By 26 Brian had left Weirs and secured his first Managing Director position. He draws on the knowledge and experience he gained in a fast-advancing managerial career in industry, and from his success as an entrepreneur in high growth business situations. He has been running companies at Board level for the last 38 years, the last 26 as an entrepreneur.
The 2020 Covid-19 recession is the fifth recession Brian has lived through as a businessman. This experience has added to his belief that businesses to be fast and agile whilst maintaining strong corporate governance. He has been twice shortlisted for the Non-executive director of the year award by the Institute of Directors.
In 2016 Brian was recognised by WeDO Entrepreneurs with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant contribution to the entrepreneurial community.
In 2017 Brian was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Glasgow Caledonian University for his contribution to entrepreneurship.