Board bolstered

Smith joins GTS Solutions as first operations director

Tracey SmithGTS Solutions CIC, the social enterprise company, has appointed Tracey Smith as its first operations director.

Ms Smith, 47, joins the Edinburgh company from London-based health and social care provider Lifeways where she was regional training manager for Scotland for the past two years.

She joins fellow-directors Alistair Allan, Chris Thewlis and Lindsay Hamilton on the board of Britain’s only gold standard social enterprise operating in private security.

2018 saw GTS Solutions announce it had doubled its turnover to £1 million and Ms Smith is now looking to help take the company to the next stage of its expansion.

“In recent years GTS has been something of a flagship for social enterprise in Scotland and it is a privilege to be its first operations director,” she said. “The company has exciting plans going forward and that was one of the main reasons why I agreed to take on this role.”

Prior to her role with Lifeways, she spent five years as recruitment and training manager with SCRT, the Edinburgh-based company providing home care support to people living throughout Scotland.

GTS chief executive Chris Thewlis said: “With our expansion plans, we recognised the need for an operations director and Tracey fitted the role perfectly. She brings a wealth of experience to the job and will be a huge asset to the company.”

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