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WHO ARE BLUE THISTLE

INVESTORS OFMUSSELBURGH


Blue Thistle Limited is a Scottish company (SC516978) set up to create a corporate vehicle where funds could be invested and fed into making The Old Course on Musselburgh Links a must visit golfing venue.

Blue Thistle Limited has a board of Directors which are responsible to a group of shareholders.

Robin McGregor – Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dominique von Prondzynski – Marketing Director

INVESTORS OFMUSSELBURGH


Blue Thistle Limited is a Scottish company (SC516978) set up to create a corporate vehicle where funds could be invested and fed into making The Old Course on Musselburgh Links a must visit golfing venue.

Blue Thistle Limited has a board of Directors which are responsible to a group of shareholders.

Robin McGregor – Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dominique von Prondzynski – Marketing Director

ROBINMCGREGOR


Robin was the Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club (MOCGC) Secretary for five years and was responsible for the day to day administration of the club. Together with his passion for the game of golf and sound understanding of its history he has used his natural skills as a communicator to become an influential figure in the golf community. Robin is known to many of Scottish golf’s most notable historians and personalities.

Driven by a passion to succeed and a desire to deliver excellence to whatever tasks he puts his hand to, he is a strong character and a born leader. His infectious enthusiasm brings the best out of those around him.

Robin is a keen golfer and played from a handicap of 4 before a serious injury to his right arm forced a 3-year absence from playing. He is respected as an authority in golf history by those who know him. This love of history and his passion for the game of golf combine perfectly with his intelligence, self-awareness, articulation and experience for him to spearhead this project successfully.

HEINZ VON PRONDZYNSKI


Heinz, the anchor investor is German by birth but is now domiciled in Switzerland. His business interests cover the globe. His CV includes many high profile roles with global corporate companies. He currently holds directorships with several well-known global brands as well as many other businesses within the Medical Diagnostics industry. His lengthy CV is testimony to his success, drive and ambition. With an uncompromising attitude to excellence he is totally committed to this project and expects nothing less from those involved in it. His knowledge, business acumen and experience is vast and the business is fortunate to have such a well-connected and respected backer.

Heinz is a keen golfer and plays from a 12 handicap. He was fortunate enough to have played with Tiger Woods in a Pro-Am tournament in Germany at the Deutsche Bank Classic. Coupled to his love of history, this project has aroused his interest and can see the many emotional benefits as well as the financial opportunities the project offers.

DOMINIQUE VON PRONDZYNSKI


Dominique has worked for ten years with Roche Diagnostics in Brighton, England and at their global HQ in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. She brings a wealth of product management and marketing experience to the team and was responsible for introducing Robin to the Anchor Investor. Dominique will work with Robin as the Marketing Executive and has already been influential in laying the foundations for the business.

Dominique is an experienced professional, with a track record in effectively managing product portfolios for an international leader of research and medical diagnostic applications. Utilising her industry expertise, strong product knowledge and first-class interpersonal and communication skills she is able to oversee all aspects of strong product and portfolio management, resulting in high levels of customer engagement, satisfaction and retention. Her experience extends to direct and online sales, planning and implementing robust marketing initiatives that improve the margin of existing customers, source and acquire new clientele and open up new markets and opportunities.

ROBINMCGREGOR


Robin was the Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club (MOCGC) Secretary for five years and was responsible for the day to day administration of the club. Together with his passion for the game of golf and sound understanding of its history he has used his natural skills as a communicator to become an influential figure in the golf community. Robin is known to many of Scottish golf’s most notable historians and personalities.

Driven by a passion to succeed and a desire to deliver excellence to whatever tasks he puts his hand to, he is a strong character and a born leader. His infectious enthusiasm brings the best out of those around him.

Robin is a keen golfer and played from a handicap of 4 before a serious injury to his right arm forced a 3-year absence from playing. He is respected as an authority in golf history by those who know him. This love of history and his passion for the game of golf combine perfectly with his intelligence, self-awareness, articulation and experience for him to spearhead this project successfully.

HEINZ VON PRONDZYNSKI


Heinz, the anchor investor is German by birth but is now domiciled in Switzerland. His business interests cover the globe. His CV includes many high profile roles with global corporate companies. He currently holds directorships with several well-known global brands as well as many other businesses within the Medical Diagnostics industry. His lengthy CV is testimony to his success, drive and ambition. With an uncompromising attitude to excellence he is totally committed to this project and expects nothing less from those involved in it. His knowledge, business acumen and experience is vast and the business is fortunate to have such a well-connected and respected backer.

Heinz is a keen golfer and plays from a 12 handicap. He was fortunate enough to have played with Tiger Woods in a Pro-Am tournament in Germany at the Deutsche Bank Classic. Coupled to his love of history, this project has aroused his interest and can see the many emotional benefits as well as the financial opportunities the project offers.

DOMINIQUE VON PRONDZYNSKI


Dominique has worked for ten years with Roche Diagnostics in Brighton, England and at their global HQ in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. She brings a wealth of product management and marketing experience to the team and was responsible for introducing Robin to the Anchor Investor. Dominique will work with Robin as the Marketing Executive and has already been influential in laying the foundations for the business.

Dominique is an experienced professional, with a track record in effectively managing product portfolios for an international leader of research and medical diagnostic applications. Utilising her industry expertise, strong product knowledge and first-class interpersonal and communication skills she is able to oversee all aspects of strong product and portfolio management, resulting in high levels of customer engagement, satisfaction and retention. Her experience extends to direct and online sales, planning and implementing robust marketing initiatives that improve the margin of existing customers, source and acquire new clientele and open up new markets and opportunities.

MACKENZIE& EBERT


Mackenzie & Ebert, is a practice of golf course architects with a wealth of experience in links golf. They currently advise 7 of the 9 current Open venues on the rota as well as also advising the likes of Royal County Down, Royal Dornoch, Cruden Bay, Saunton, Trevose and Portmarnock. In all, 10 of the Top 20 courses in GB & I are currently being advised.

Their approach is to work as sympathetically as possible on these great old venues while embracing the new technologies, such as 3-D flythroughs and the use of UAVs for survey and presentation work.

J. DOBSON


Jay has over 40 years experience in the amenity and golf industries. He has worked at all levels providing practical, technical advice to golf organisations such as the R&A, the home golf unions and golf clubs throughout the UK and abroad. He has lectured and written widely on turfgrass science, soil science and related subjects and has managed the Degree and HND Turfgrass Science programmes at Uclan Myerscough College.

He was also a director of the largest independent agronomy company in the UK, managing projects as diverse as golf course agronomy, construction, design and grow in, before moving to STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) as regional agronomist for Scotland, providing innovative data supported agronomic advice at The Open Championship, Ryder Cup, Walker Cup, Regional and Final Qualifying venues, as well as many of the country’s golf clubs.

BRODIES


Brodies is the Scottish headquartered law firm offering clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland, delivering services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations.

With offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels, they offer legal advice to private and public sector clients in core areas such as mergers & acquisitions, business disputes, commercial property, banking & financial services, employment, pensions & benefits and trust & tax.

MACKENZIE& EBERT


Mackenzie & Ebert, is a practice of golf course architects with a wealth of experience in links golf. They currently advise 7 of the 9 current Open venues on the rota as well as also advising the likes of Royal County Down, Royal Dornoch, Cruden Bay, Saunton, Trevose and Portmarnock. In all, 10 of the Top 20 courses in GB & I are currently being advised.

Their approach is to work as sympathetically as possible on these great old venues while embracing the new technologies, such as 3-D flythroughs and the use of UAVs for survey and presentation work.

J. DOBSON


Jay has over 40 years experience in the amenity and golf industries. He has worked at all levels providing practical, technical advice to golf organisations such as the R&A, the home golf unions and golf clubs throughout the UK and abroad. He has lectured and written widely on turfgrass science, soil science and related subjects and has managed the Degree and HND Turfgrass Science programmes at Uclan Myerscough College.

He was also a director of the largest independent agronomy company in the UK, managing projects as diverse as golf course agronomy, construction, design and grow in, before moving to STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) as regional agronomist for Scotland, providing innovative data supported agronomic advice at The Open Championship, Ryder Cup, Walker Cup, Regional and Final Qualifying venues, as well as many of the country’s golf clubs.

BRODIES


Brodies is the Scottish headquartered law firm offering clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland, delivering services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations.

With offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels, they offer legal advice to private and public sector clients in core areas such as mergers & acquisitions, business disputes, commercial property, banking & financial services, employment, pensions & benefits and trust & tax.

H&A


H&A help to refine your core business purpose and work with you to drive positive change. At the same time, H&A use a strategic design approach to strengthen your brand and improve the way you communicate with customers.

They deliver engaging and motivated staff and develop and implement an effective mix of strategic and creative ideas. H&A make sure that working with you is a stimulating and enjoyable process.

JOHNSTON & CARMICHAEL


Johnston Carmichael is Scotland’s largest firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, engaged by Blue Thistle Limited as accountancy partner. Their specialist team consult across a range of disciplines and business sectors from Corporate Finance and Tax, to Audit and Personal Finance. From sole operators to major companies, they tailor their services to support Scottish businesses, and, because of their size and scale, there will always be someone on hand to listen and advise.

MYWEBCARE


Mywebcare are an Edinburgh based agency who offer the complete Digital Marketing Solution. Specialising in Web Design, Branding, Marketing and IT Solutions.

With a strong emphasis placed on building long term relationships with clients, their talented team work to help build brands and increase business across multiple channels. They work with companies of all shapes and sizes, from ambitious start-up businesses to sole traders and larger national organisations. A fast moving agency, Mywebcare are sure to get you noticed online.

H&A


H&A help to refine your core business purpose and work with you to drive positive change. At the same time, H&A use a strategic design approach to strengthen your brand and improve the way you communicate with customers.

They deliver engaging and motivated staff and develop and implement an effective mix of strategic and creative ideas. H&A make sure that working with you is a stimulating and enjoyable process.

JOHNSTON & CARMICHAEL


Johnston Carmichael is Scotland’s largest firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, engaged by Blue Thistle Limited as accountancy partner. Their specialist team consult across a range of disciplines and business sectors from Corporate Finance and Tax, to Audit and Personal Finance. From sole operators to major companies, they tailor their services to support Scottish businesses, and, because of their size and scale, there will always be someone on hand to listen and advise.

MYWEBCARE


Mywebcare are an Edinburgh based agency who offer the complete Digital Marketing Solution. Specialising in Web Design, Branding, Marketing and IT Solutions.

With a strong emphasis placed on building long term relationships with clients, their talented team work to help build brands and increase business across multiple channels. They work with companies of all shapes and sizes, from ambitious start-up businesses to sole traders and larger national organisations. A fast moving agency, Mywebcare are sure to get you noticed online.

ANDY CRUMMEY


Business Development Consultant.

A career which spans senior management roles in sales and marketing with ITV and Sky; successful partnerships in leading management consultancies and considerable experience as a marketing and business development advisor.

Andy has valuable experience of working with several commercial organisations within the golfing sector dealing directly with both course and club management. He is currently a commercial advisor to Hugh King and Co. the leading supplier of sand to the Scottish Golf industry and to The Golf Club Secretary the specialist club and course management publication

ANDY CRUMMEY


Business Development Consultant.

A career which spans senior management roles in sales and marketing with ITV and Sky; successful partnerships in leading management consultancies and considerable experience as a marketing and business development advisor.

Andy has valuable experience of working with several commercial organisations within the golfing sector dealing directly with both course and club management. He is currently a commercial advisor to Hugh King and Co. the leading supplier of sand to the Scottish Golf industry and to The Golf Club Secretary the specialist club and course management publication

PLAY YOURPART


This project will celebrate the Musselburgh personalities who did much to bring pride and respect to the community. We will work with the local community and create an Information Centre and Garden of Celebration to honour the contribution to the game of golf the town made. We will provide the necessary funding and expertise to make this a reality and will work with local groups to ensure this truly represents the esteem Musselburgh feels. Towns and golf clubs who have links with Musselburgh will be encouraged to become involved and create lasting links with people all over the world.

We want to hear everything you have to say on our plans and we welcome your enquiries, tell us what you think. Give us your ideas and share your concerns.

Email us at info@letsmakemusselburghgreatagain.com

PLAY YOURPART


This project will celebrate the Musselburgh personalities who did much to bring pride and respect to the community. We will work with the local community and create an Information Centre and Garden of Celebration to honour the contribution to the game of golf the town made. We will provide the necessary funding and expertise to make this a reality and will work with local groups to ensure this truly represents the esteem Musselburgh feels. Towns and golf clubs who have links with Musselburgh will be encouraged to become involved and create lasting links with people all over the world.

We want to hear everything you have to say on our plans and we welcome your enquiries, tell us what you think. Give us your ideas and share your concerns.

Email us at info@letsmakemusselburghgreatagain.com

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