Our Trainers

The Roberts Partnership’s team of trainers forms a formidable group of experienced business people capable of leading diverse groups through great training experiences. All of our trainers have managed or run their own businesses. They understand the issues individuals and organisations face when starting and growing businesses and can build this into applied training and development.

Jamie Duncan

Jamie Duncan

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Jamie is a strategic, data-driven and creative marketer, specialising in digital project delivery. He is also Founder of JD Business Marketing. With a strong and varied technical background gained via working with a range of clients from startups to large global businesses, Jamie has extensive hands-on experience in website design and development, digital marketing, graphic design, SEO and analytics. Jamie also manages ScotlandIS' e-Placement Scotland project.
Alan Tompkins

Alan Tompkins

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Alan’s background is engineering, business and technology. Alan is an experienced sales and marketing professional and highly focused on helping businesses digitally acquire more clients. Outside work Alan can be found motorcycling, ballroom dancing, playing badminton or off road cycling.
Brian Mathers

Brian Mathers

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Brian has been an Internet Marketing Practitioner since 1998. Today he teaches and consults on the principles of how search engines work and what it takes to have a fit for purpose website to support a business wanting to sell products or services. Brian engages in internet marketing troubleshooting, SEO, Pay per Click issues, Google Analytics data and assessing the technical performance of websites.
Alastair MacDonald

Alastair MacDonald

Associate/Trainer

Alastair is Director of MacD IT LTD and joins us as a specialist in outsourced IT and back office systems. He specialises in Windows servers and the surrounding Networking infrastructure for small to medium sized businesses dealing with all aspects of IT to deliver a fully tailored package to meet the client’s needs. Alastair has an increasing focus in cloud technology enabling companies to understand embrace this new technology.
Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Michelle joined The Roberts Partnership early in 2015 after a career in corporate and consumer PR. Michelle's enthusiasm is infectious as she explains the need and benefit from managing PR in all businesses, small and large.
Heather Ballantine

Heather Ballantine

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Heather is an enthusiastic, experienced and well respected trainer, facilitator and coach who enjoys engaging with folk in a down to earth and relaxed style. Building on a broad-based career in ‘people development’ (much of it in retail) she now works successfully with individuals, teams and organisations to motivate and inspire them, to help craft and advance personal and business excellence, and to achieve their best.
Alan Martin

Alan Martin

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Alan is an experienced trainer who specialises in social media and PR.  When not training, Alan also acts as Chairman of the Tayside branch of the Chartered Institute and enjoys reading and hill walking.
Steven Fallon

Steven Fallon

Associate/Consultant

Steven has been part of The Roberts Partnership for a number of years and is now our Social Media practicioner, meeting with Business Gateway Edinburgh clients for practical SM session. He also has his own Mountain Guiding business and holds the world record for climbing munros!
Karen Barr

Karen Barr

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Karen Barr joined The Roberts Partnership in early 2004. She is an experienced coach, trainer and business facilitator, who is enthusiastic and passionate about developing and encouraging human potential. She has recently attained a MSc in Mindfulness and is a fully accredited Mindfulness teacher, working primarily with organisations to develop staff resilience and promote creativity through mindfulness.
Marion Archibald

Marion Archibald

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Marion is an experienced trainer who joins us from the private sector.  Marion combines training whilst developing her photography business after recently graduating from Glasgow School of Art.
Alisoun Mackenzie

Alisoun Mackenzie

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Often described as one of the most authentic and inspiring souls you can meet, Alisoun is on a mission to guide business owners and entrepreneurs to turn their passions into profits and make a difference in the world. Alisoun’s keynote presentations, training, mentoring, and best-selling books Give-to-Profit and Heartatude have favorably changed the good fortune of thousands of people worldwide. She loves going on humanitarian trips to Rwanda, fundraising and living by the beach.
John Taylor

John Taylor

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

John joined the training team and consultancy team in 2010 and brings with him his reknowned expertise in Information Technology. He is our expert in all things to do with Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media.
John Allan

John Allan

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Associate, The Roberts Partnership  John is a highly experienced trainer and is a welcomed addition to our team.  When not training John has an interest in bees.
Yvonne Bostock

Yvonne Bostock

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

With  a background in research and training Yvonne bring a wealth of experience to the team with focus on facilitation and  training.  She has a special interest in supporting, and mentoring young people and is a trainer for the Princes Trust.  A believer in ‘fit body – fit mind’, she is a regular runner and ran the Edinburgh marathon a couple of years ago in support of Women for Women International.
Jan Young

Jan Young

Associate / Trainer/Facilitator

Jan is a highly respected trainer with extensive experience, particularly in management & staff development.  She  also holds our HR surgeries for Business Gateway Edinburgh clients and has been an Associate of TRP since 1996.   Her family live in Australia and she and her husband enjoy their holidays in sunny Oz every year.
Stuart Richardson

Stuart Richardson

Associate/Trainer/Facilitator

Stuart is an experienced Business Manager with a background in marketing & sales and the creation and development of growth businesses. A Founding Director of TRICapital, an Angel Investment Company, Stuart is also an expert in Effectiveness helping many people achieve their own and their organisation’s goals. His published book, The TRIM Course has been very well received across the world.
Keith Jeffrey

Keith Jeffrey

Director/Trainer/Facilitator

Keith has been involved in training and development for many years both in the education and private sectors.  His main areas of interest are management, quality improvement, marketing/branding and procurement.