"School business leaders have significant responsibilities for financial and operational strategic management, so it is essential that they receive quality advice from professionals who understand the Education sector. Iain Blair was my predecessor as Chair of the Manchester Secondary Schools Business Managers’ Forum for a period of five years and was elected by his peers as it was clear that his wealth of experience and detailed financial knowledge would prove invaluable in leading the forum of schools. Having known and worked alongside Iain since 2004, I have first-hand knowledge of his attention to detail and his professional financial and moral standards, which have stood him in good stead over the last 12 years. Having worked in schools within different Local Authorities as well as a period for Oldham LA, Iain is well informed to be able to offer support and advice for many aspects of financial leadership and management, based upon years of practical experience.
Iain has a pleasant disposition and will be able to work with potential school clients with a view to facilitating decisions on what is best for students and the school. His honesty and integrity are undoubted and his professionalism and discretion will always be evident. I have agreed with Iain that I am perfectly prepared to provide a reference should you have any further questions."
Iain Gosling, Former Chair
North West Business Leaders’ Forum
c/o Our Lady’s RC High School, Manchester