Alone we can do so little 

together so much

A successful team beats with one heart

David Hutcheson

Managing Director

David is Managing Director of Glen Abbot Ltd.
As part of Glen Abbot he has worked with many FTSE 100 companies as well as for Utilities, National Government, Local Authorities and the NHS. 

David is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute and is a Lead Auditor for ISO 27001. His work covers all aspects of Business Continuity, Information Security and Personnel Security Planning, with his key specialisms being Crisis Management, Scenario Exercising, Media Management, Pandemic/Ebola Planning and Information Security. In his previous life David was an accountant and recently started working on the board of financial charities in his spare time.

A regular speaker at national and international conferences, David was voted CIR Industry Personality of the Year for 2010. He also appears on radio and television as well as in the print media.

Janet Beattie

Operations Director

Janet is the Operations Director of Glen Abbot and started the company with David in 1998.

During her years with Glen Abbot Janet has worked with a large number of blue chip companies in various sectors including banking, oil, medical, and manufacturing as well as public sector organisations such as local councils, the NHS, museums and art galleries. This work has covered all stages of Business Continuity from project management and analysis to writing plans and testing and training. Janet’s is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute and a qualified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. Her key specialisms include developing Business Continuity Management Systems, compliance with or certification against ISO 22301, impact and resource analysis, performance metrics and gap analysis

As a Scientist, Janet worked in scientific research in her previous life before moving into Finance and IT. In her spare time she has achieved qualifications in Garden Design and Horticulture and has been a Scout Leader for several decades

Julian May


Julian is a Director of Glen Abbot and manages the Glasgow office
Julian has worked with a extremely diverse set of clients including manufacturing, power generation, government agencies, distribution facilities and audio-visual equipment suppliers. His work covers all stages of business continuity planning, but he particularly enjoys delivering exercises and has delivered many multi-agency exercises involving emergency responders and a life-size, life-weight resusci-dummy called Bruce the Electrician! (hyperlink to Bruce’s facebook page)

Julian is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute, an ISO 22301 Lead Implementer and an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. His work with one of our major clients lead to a the joint 2016 CIR Award for collaborative scenario exercising.

In his previous life Julian worked in computing and is a talented musician. He utilises both these skills in his spare time to install audio-visual systems in local churches and public places.

We have a team of consultants with years of Business and IT Continuity experience amongst them. Our team can manage any kind of Business Continuity project, no matter how large or small, across any part of the BC lifecycle.

Experience gained within Glen Abbot and in previous lives means that we have experience in almost any sector imaginable. Our consultants come from a wide variety of backgrounds and therefore bring a wealth of extra experience to the team. Some of these other areas of expertise include:

• Software development and sales
• Project management and business analysis • Security
• IT infrastructure and telecoms
• Research
• Banking and Accountancy
• Pharmaceuticals
• HR and Health and safety
• Military
• Quality management
• Civil engineering
• Retail management
• Catering and the license and wine trade
• Hotel and leisure
• Teaching
• Utilities
• Manufacturing and Distribution

We will always ensure that the consultant(s) with the most appropriate experience is assigned to your project.

Bruce The Electrician


Bruce the Electrician started working as a contractor for Glen Abbot in 2014. He has helped run several exercises for companies of all sizes throughout the UK and is particularly

involved with exercises to test a company’s emergency response procedures. Unfortunately Bruce usually gets hurt! His adventures can be followed on his Facebook page.

In 2016 Bruce and his team; Julian and Graeme were the successful winners of the CIR Business Continuity Award for working in partnership. All the mishaps were worth it!