About Gallanach


What We Do

Gallanach is a consulting and advisory firm consisting of proven senior managers and board directors working with SME, not for profit and public sector organisations. We have many years of hands on, practical experience of leading organisations, boards and teams to improve performance through strategic insight and practical, evidence based solutions.

  • We build stronger boards and senior leaders
  • We help organisations to maximize the performance of their people and teams
  • We support HR teams to deliver the vision and strategy of their organisation

 

Why Gallanach?

Gallanach is a name steeped in Scottish history, landscape and storytelling.

Gallanach Bay nestles  on the northern shores of the Isle of Muck.  The sandy bay looks out to the neighbouring and equally beautiful small Isles of Eigg and Rum.  Moreover, breathtaking views north to the spiky peaks of the Cuillin mountains on Skye greet beachcombers on clear days.

The 18th century Gallanach Castle sits  on the mainland, a few miles south of Oban .   The castle is built on land owned by the MacDougall clan since 1641.  Their ancestry dates back to 1164 when Dugall, the eldest son of King Somerled of the Hebrides, founded the clan.

Further south and just inland from the shores of Loch Crinan rises Dunadd.  This iron age hill fort ruled as capital of the ancient Scottish Kingdom of Dal Riada.  On its summit are unique stone carvings, including a footprint believed to be part of the coronation ritual of the Kings of Dal Rida.  Nearby stand numerous stone monuments, remains of dwellings and other signs of Pictish life.

The fictional town of Gallanach, created by the late Iain Banks in his 1992 novel, The Crow Road, covers the flat land west of Dunadd .  It is one of the great modern Scottish novels with themes of life, death, love, family, religion and growing up in the McHoan family.

In all these places the weather changes in an instant.  At one moment the dark clouds bring wind and rain.  Next they lift to give views of distant mountain tops.  Likewise, the colours change just as readily.  From deep red to watery blue to foreboding dark grey.

This combination of history, landscape, colour and storytelling is the inspiration for Gallanach Consulting.  We aim to use our knowledge of the past, understanding of people and experience of continual change to shape a great future for our clients.

 

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Gallanach Enterprises Ltd t/a Gallanach is a registered company limited by shares in England and Wales no. 10325368

Registered address: Moorgate House, 7b Station Road West, Oxted, Surrey, United Kingdom, RH8 9EE

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

I’ve worked with Norman for nearly seven years and have seen first hand his ability to think and act strategically while at the same time setting high standards for operational delivery.  He fully understands how to support the development of a high performing board and get the best out of people in the workforce.  We’ve worked together on some difficult issues and Norman has always impressed by his ability to find practical, viable and successful outcomes.

Bryan Portman – Non Executive Director, Moss Bros & Chair, Family Action