Ian Finlay

Ian Finlay - Non Executive Director

Ian has spent the last 29 years in the travel and leisure space: a career encompassing inbound operations, language schools, activity centres, hotels, bars and restaurants and outbound tour operating.

He has raised investment on several occasions and has sold businesses that he has owned to both the trade and to private equity. Ian has been a Director of more than 50 businesses during this time and has run businesses in 11 countries around the world. Businesses that he has run have ranged in size from £3m - £250m turnover and have always been characterised by fast, sustainable and profitable growth.

Since 2018 Ian has taken on a plural career and enjoys working with a diverse group of exciting businesses as a Non Exec. He is also the Co-founder of a specialist travel, leisure and education consultancy and corporate finance business, The Firebird Partnership.