Calum graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in Business Management. After completing university, he spent several years cycling in the French Alps before returning to live in Edinburgh. Once back in Scotland Calum worked for a commercial recruitment company for three years before joining a local charity to build a network of corporate partnerships. Calum joined Edinburgh FUSE in July 2019 and is looking forward to working with all companies across the BID and St James District.
Employer Engagement Executive
Rebecca graduated from The University of Edinburgh with an undergraduate degree in law and a diploma in Professional Legal Practice. Before joining FUSE, she was Business Manager for a Business Improvement District. Rebecca also has experience in the retail sector, having worked for an Edinburgh department store for almost seven years. Rebecca joined FUSE in January 2020 and is looking forward to engaging with employers across the St James Quarter and the city centre.
Employer Engagement Lead (DWP)
After several years within senior recruitment roles in London, Lorna returned to Scotland in 2005 to take up a post within the recruitment and training sectors with a major central Scotland Employer. In 2009 Lorna joined the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) initially as a Work Coach and after 5 years moved in to co-ordinating and managing the Edinburgh Airport Recruitment Centre which was highly successful in placing DWP clients into employment, developing strong employer relationships and working in partnership with the Airport in delivery of tailored training courses. Lorna joined FUSE in October 2019 and is looking to continue developing strong employer relationships and pro-actively working with DWP clients to secure employment within Edinburgh St James and the city centre.
Education & Communities Liaison Officer
Richard Morris, the Education & Communities Liaison Officer for FUSE, focuses on engagement with schools, college, universities, local community projects and enterprises to highlight careers within the Retail & Hospitality sector and share his knowledge of the industry. Richard has been employed with Edinburgh College, one of FUSE’s partners, for the last 10 years as a Food Hospitality and Events Lecturer delivering subjects such as Restaurant Management, Personal Licensing and Food Hygiene studies as well as being the coordinator for employer engagement. He undertakes various roles as a Freelance Events Manager in such venues as Murrayfield Stadium, National Museums of Scotland and Fairmont St Andrews hotel. At weekends, Richard can be seen donning a red jacket as a Wedding Toastmaster in and around the city.