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Duncan TannahillDuncan Tannahill

Duncan Tannahill is a commercially experienced senior decision-maker with retailing, service sector and representative organisation experience including accountability for strategic development, business growth, business restructuring, P&L, marketing, sales (B2B & B2C), change/risk management linked to a good in depth operational business understanding.

Today he works as an Executive Coach serving business owners and senior executives in the public and private sectors to deliver competitive advantage through:

  • Leadership and team development to maximize the ROI of the organisation
  • Strategy development and execution to close the ‘gap’ in strategy, team delivery and leadership capacity
  • Business development and strategic consultancy in sales, marketing, systems and planning

He is the founder and Managing Director of The Tannahill Partnership Ltd who works with a range of strategic thinking specialists to deliver client solutions focused on growth, results and changed behaviour. He is a certified Business and Executive Coach and accredited in the use of the Life Orientations® total person assessment and analysis system.

Early working life started as a graduate trainee with Ford Motor Company which took him into the motor industry and a successful career with Lex Service plc where he had ran a regional group of six businesses with a combined turnover of £80.0m. During this period he gained a Fellowship in the Institute of the Motor Industry and studied senior management at Bath University. This was followed by experience in taking two technology start-up businesses from concept to reality including business planning, market research, fund raising, and product launches.

As Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce he was responsible for introducing major change to the organisation’s culture and customer relationships as well as the development of new products and services to support the business community. His contribution to the City of Glasgow was recognised by Glasgow City Council in 2004 when they awarded him their inaugural ‘Gold Medal for Enterprise’.

He has served as Chair and Board member on a number of business related companies including Chairman of Glasgow Junior Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Glasgow World Congress 1995 Ltd, President of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the 'M74 Complete to Compete' campaign, Chairman of Glasgow New Deal Strategic Partnership, board member of the Glasgow Central College of Commerce, founder director of Glasgow Business Services Ltd, member of the Glasgow Joint Economic Strategy team and founder member of the Glasgow Local Economic Forum.

Away from work he enjoys outdoor pursuits including sailing, the hills and fishing. He has represented Scotland and GB in target rifle shooting and today is a Trustee of Sense Scotland and Sense UK, the national deafblind charities where is also a keen fundraiser. He is a director of the Merchants House of Glasgow and an active member of The Trades House of Glasgow.

Our Team

The needs of your project are assessed by us to ensure we use and deploy the most suitable consultants to deliver the output you require.  As such, we have a talent pool of consultants who bring with them years of top management experience across a range of sectors both at home and abroad.
Our consultants have completed projects in sectors including banking, manufacturing, retail, professional services, hotel and leisure, the public sector, charity and the third sector.
The scope of all projects is set by the client and the delivery process is agreed against the outputs required and the methods we use to ensure that quality delivery is maintained at all times.


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