Sholto Ramsay - Founder
After graduating from Oxford University, Sholto became a TV journalist covering the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe and working as a cameraman for Sky News. In 1992 he joined the ICA in London to run a video production and distribution company and helped organise the UK’s first conference about the “www”. He then ran a series of conferences that included the world’s first live transatlantic conference on the web and developed Europe’s first New Media Centre sponsored by Sun Microsystems.
He completed an MBA at Imperial College and in 1988 joined the new ISP, Freeserve, as MD of Auctions & E-commerce before becoming their Strategy Director in 2000. In 2001 he moved to Edinburgh and joined Union Advertising that was in the process of launching the internet bank IF.com. He also spearheaded the Union’s PPP bid for the Scottish Tourism Service - VisitScotland. Since 2002 he has been running HelpMeGo To Ltd.
Mark Scott - Founder
Mark graduated from Newcastle College with an HND in Hospitality Management in 1994. He started out in the tough world of direct sales for Tuscan Marketing to make some money and gain experience. It was clear from the start that he was not only good at sales but was also gifted at training, building and motivating a team. Mark was never afraid to lead from the front and set the pace to eliminate all excuses from his team. A year later he set his own business up in Edinburgh at the age of 21. Starting from a caravan, Mark and his partner (now wife for 18 years) built a strong sales team that they developed into a highly successful enterprise eventually moving into office premises on George Street, Edinburgh.
Mark was head hunted by ScotlandOnline (DC Thompson) to join HelpMeGo.To as sales director. Mark learnt about SEO and achieved great success very early on. Over the last 12 years Mark has help build, develop and sell on businesses and websites including www.whitepages.co.uk and is in the process of selling www.clubclassbus.com. HMGT also expanded into India creating www.KarmaKerala.com with a team of 50 in Cochin who helped manage not only our own sites but those for our clients as well. HMGT also runs www.scotland.org.uk which successfully competes against such sites as www.visitscotland.com which has a massive budget from the Tourist Board.
Stuart Jackson - Director
SENIOR COMMERCIAL & GENERAL MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE
Highly-successful and commercially focused travel industry executive, with wide ranging expertise across large national and international brands, intra-Group divisions, joint ventures and entrepreneurial start-ups. A strong and proven track-record for developing and implementing business strategies across new and existing channels, driving change, cutting costs and delivering profitable and sustainable growth. Dynamic leadership skills and business acumen for positively influencing and maximising opportunities for corporate and commercial benefit.
In-depth knowledge & experience of the travel industry, Strategic Planning and Implementation , Business Development and Expansion, Revenue and Profit Optimisation, New Product Planning, Specification and Production
Market Analysis, Positioning and Pricing Strategies Sales, Marketing and E-commerce, Strategic Partnerships and Joint Ventures
The Monarch Group Board Director and EXCO member 1993 - 2014