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Campbell and Joy:

Support, Ideas, Mentorship, Knowledge, action & ideas for business growth.

As we move through 2023 we bring up to the minute Lifstyle and Income experience for the individual looking to start or develop in business and entreprenuership, particularly here in the Highland and islands. 


Campbell and Joy are founders of the Benderloch Bookends Festival  and Joy is a member of the Victory Hall Management Committee and an active participant in Made in Argyll Oban Craft shop. Campbell is a founder director of both Oban Phoenix Cinema and Oban Fm. While working with HIE he helped deliver the Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) programme helping communities get connected to Superfast Broadband. He has since moved to the private sector helping deliver Broadband across Scotland with Broadway Partners. Joy has retired from teaching.

Campbell completed the first year of project management of the emerging BID4Oban business improvement district working with BID Scotland, Marketing the idea  to local business' and raising Brand awareness of BID4Oban.

Joy and Campbell  are also busy supporting the development of emerging entrepreneurs and  a number of Scottish Businesses in the areas of coaching, mentoring, planning, strategy and sales.


Campbell is an excellent event chair. He will manage the event to time and create a great atmosphere.

Joy has 38 years experience in teaching and training skills, presentation, event management, and the hosting of events.

She is an atmosphere creator par excellence.


• Campbell brings 15 years experience as a Councillor in Argyll and Bute 1988 - 2003, rising to Deputy Leader and Chairman of Education. He also bring knowledge of planning and development and of the European, Scottish and Highlands and Islands political arenas. He has 20 years experience working with the tourism sector including time as a board member of the Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and the Trossachs Tourist board and its predecesor the West Highlands Tourist board.

• Since launching Making It Happen in 1996 he operated in the private sector as Key Accounts manager at CGL – Printing and Office supplies company based in Oban 2003 until 2008 and BID4Oban 2009/2010.

  • We have promoted concerts with Capercaillie, Budapest Cafe Orchestra,  Rab Noakes and Jill Jackson, Allan Taylor, Cula, Jimmie MacGregor, Society, The Floe, Ivan Drever, Jim Byrne, Pigtown Fling, Walter Strauss and many others.
  • Campbell is a Founder member of Oban Fm Radio and presents the Wednesday Drivetime show. A former Director and Chairman of the community radio station. He has presented and taken part in programs on Radio Scotland as well as Eurosport TV on Sky.

  • Campbell was a founding Director & Chairman of the Oban Phoenix Cinema which has been bought from the receivers for the community and was successfully reopened the venue in August of 2012.

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