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Shirlaws Business Coaching Scotland

Our experienced teams of coaches deliver more money, more time, and less stress to Mid-Tier and Corporate businesses across Scotland and the North, based primarily in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Scotland Events

Creating Equity Value in advance of Exit / Sale

with Peter Harford, CEO Assay Advisory
4 May, Edinburgh

If you ultimately want to sell or exit your business, this is a 'must attend' event. It's never to early to start thinking about this subject and the event will give you a new perspective and approach to consider.

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Scotland Business Coaches

Our coaches work in teams to deliver specific outcomes for CEOs and business owners, drawing on their personal business expertise and the experience of 100+ Shirlaws coaches around the world. You can contact any of our coaches directly via the email below, or call Shirlaws 0118 366 2013 to discuss the specific coach to match your business's ambition.


Roy Lauder

Roy joined Shirlaws in 2004 to work with our Scottish clients. He has an engineering background and has gained strong business development and project management skills by working with both large corporates and small businesses. Full profile

Contact Roy Lauder


Fergus King

Fergus has been coaching owner-managed businesses with Shirlaws since 2004 and runs our Edinburgh-based team.  He is also a Director of our UK business.  He says: "What gets me out of bed each day is seeing businesses achieve outcomes they did not believe they could achieve themselves.  It is a real thrill to support them to do just that." Full profile

Contact Fergus King


Jim Henderson

Jim's clients benefit from his strong leadership and business development skills gained over a 27-year career in the food & drinks manufacturing industry.  He has a passion for helping Business Owners and Managers acquire the business skills they need to achieve strong balanced growth. Full profile

Contact Jim Henderson


Kai Murray

Kai joined Shirlaws in 2010 after spending 2 years developing a management consulting and mentoring practice. Her focus was on building high performing teams, and strategic and sustainable business growth. She has a real passion for coaching people who are serious about change, and is familiar with the often lonely challenges facing the entrepreneur. Full profile

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Rob Begg

Rob worked with Shirlaws as a client from 2005 to 2008 before deciding to sell his business to join Shirlaws as a Business Coach. As an entrepreneur who has owned and run successful businesses in the manufacturing, design and retail sectors, Rob understands the challenges involved in managing a successful business whilst maintaining a balanced personal life. Full profile

Contact Rob Begg


Robin Th'ng

Robin specialises in executive coaching for CEOs, partners and directors supporting them to have clarity and focus in their business and personal life.  He coaches a wide range of clients including fast growth clients in mid tier and corporate businesses in the professional and property sector. Full profile

Contact Robin Th'ng


Scotland Case Studies


In the first 18 months pre-recession we grew by £1m (60-70% growth rate), and during the recession no staff were laid off.

Culturally, Staff are taking on more responsibility, and our clients can see the growth and professionalism of our business.

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SK Chase

Clients are now clear what we do, the company has grown 70 per cent and remained profitable too as it continues its easy steep rise.

Shirlaws coaching has changed the way we all think and behave and communicate, and as a result we have bBuilt a great culture where staff can share their truth with each other.

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Scotland Testimonial Examples

"Having just passed our 1st anniversary  of working with  Shirlaws coaching, I thought the timing would be relevant to give you some feedback on the effect your work has had on Kitchens International.

"As you know  our key objective was to re-establish the cultural strength of our company, that had somehow  dissipated over recent  years. To this end the transformation has been quite incredible!. The subsequent workshops, initiatives, and forums, have created an new environment where communication is clearer, teamwork is stronger, and as one young member of our company said "even the quietest voice has space to talk, and be heard" ... quite inspiring to hear.

"I would also think it fair to share with you that the commercial strength of Kitchens International has benefited also.  In the past 12 months our turnover has increased by 11% and January 2012 was the highest sales figure in our 17 year history.

"I do hope the information above provides you with the feeling of satisfaction, as well it should."
- Paul O'Brien, Director, Kitchens International

"Fergus was recommended to me by a friend and business partner in 2010. I had heard of Fergus and Shirlaws but never really understood what they did. I was also highly sceptical given the costs associated with coaching but went along to a "get to know you session" with the founder Darren Shirlaw. I was impressed and took the cautious step of meeting with Fergus.

"It became apparent that Fergus could offer me what I have been looking for as a business owner, a framework to structure and grow the business. I engaged with Fergus in June last year and we are currently going through a transformation in our business, taking us from an owner managed business to a professionally managed business with real purpose.

"Despite the recession, our business is growing and getting stronger all the time and we are only scratching the surface.

"It can be difficult to understand exactly what Shirlaws and coaching is all about, if you would like to understand it from a client perspective, send me a Linked In request and mention Fergus in your invite. I would be happy to talk you through it."

- Mark Forrester, Founder, Occupancy Marketing

Contact Shirlaws in Scotland

You can contact any of our coaches directly via the emails in their profile, or call Shirlaws on 0118 366 2013.

Our Edinburgh office address is

Shirlaws (UK) Ltd
9-10 St Andrew Square,
Edinburgh EH2 2AF