Gwyneth Fleming started working life as a teacher in Wales before moving into a successful career in sales and marketing, becoming a successful entrepreneur along the way.
Her first company, DataControl Cleaning, was sold in 1995, just a year after being named Welsh Businesswoman of the Year. She moved to Scotland in 1996 and started up G.S. Associates Ltd, providing contract cleaning and support services.
Headquartered in Renfrew, the company has a turnover of £50m and employs over 4,000 people nationally in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, supporting blue chip retailers including Selfridges Oxford Street, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, TK Max, Dunnes and PC World.
Views from the board
Having heard investors that I know well, actively stepping back from investing in the Scottish economy, I fear for the future and am urging business leaders to share their support for Scotland to remain in the Union of the United Kingdom. It will only be by strength of voice and an evidenced based case that we will be able to defend the will of Scottish businesses of all sizes to remain in the Union.
— Robert D. Kilgour
Patriotism is a love for your country and as a proud Scot I have spent my career helping to build economic opportunities and in attracting investment. I am also proud to be British and passionately want the United Kingdom to endure. To succeed in that aim, we must acknowledge that remaining part of the Union is a key lynchpin in growing Scotland’s wealth.
— Jack Perry CBE