Robert is a prolific Scottish serial entrepreneur, investor, property developer and philanthropist.

After leaving Stirling University, he sold jeans at a market during the weekend then bought a small hotel in New Town, Edinburgh.

His next venture was care homes and home care with a business called Four Seasons Health Care, which he sold in 1999.

After Four Seasons, Robert co-founded CamVista Ltd, a webcam business. In 2004, he co-founded NW Security Group Ltd and care home business Renaissance Care (Scotland) Ltd.

He was chair of the Fife Macmillan Appeal between 1993 to 1995, and in December 2009, he opened the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.
Robert was chair and a founding shareholder of Kingdom FM Radio in Fife, which was sold in 2019.

He is currently a non-executive director of mergers and acquisition business Morphose Ltd; software developer Storii Global Inc; insurance brokers Borland; and online care staff marketplace My Care Staff Ltd.

On the political front, in 2006 Robert founded the Scottish online political think-tank, Think Scotland and SBUK (

He is a member of the Confederation of British Industry and Association of Project Managers, and a fellow of the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute.

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