About Business & Tourism Solutions

BTS is an Edinburgh-based professional services company providing insightful business and marketing strategy and solutions

We’re an energetic and passionate team with a proven and extensive skillset covering a wealth of experience. We are steeped in business incubation, development and consultancy, combining pragmatism and vigorous research with innovative thinking and a creative approach to helping organisations succeed.

Stewart Walker

Stewart founded BTS in 2001 following a successful career in hospitality and tourism. Stewart’s career has taken him from Edinburgh to Los Angeles and back again. Along the way he’s worked in some of the world’s finest 4 and 5 star hotels including Edinburgh’s iconic Caledonian Hotel and LA’s St James Club. Stewart combined his expertise and passion for the industry with his financial, analytical and business skills to found Business Tourism Solutions (BTS). When not working to grow the business, you are likely to find Stewart either on the ski slopes, playing golf, or cooking a stonebaked Pizza in his wood burning oven.

Loves: Bruce Springsteen & Pizza

Thinks: “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.”

Fergus Watson

Fergus’s career has taken him from Scotland to the Midlands in England and back again, working within management in the Industrial and Food and Drink Sectors. On returning to Scotland, Fergus has worked in a number of business development roles with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Business Gateway network, and more recently has deployed his management and business development skills as a self employed consultant and Director of Café Sia, a growing hospitality business on Skye.

Fergus has a passion for Scotland and the tourism industry working with tourism businesses supporting their growth and development. When not working you are likely to find Fergus trying to reduce his handicap on the golf course, skiing, cycling in Scotland or running up hills.

Loves: AC/DC and Beef Wellington

Thinks: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why?”

Ivan Broussine

Ivan is a market driven economist with both public and commercial successes. Ivan has local government, national development agency and private sector economic and business development experience. Ivan’s expertise is in evaluation work, economic impact analysis, market research, business development, marketing planning, benchmarking and best practice models. Ivan has strong experience in partnership working, relationship development and stakeholder engagement.

Susan Ireland

Sue is an experienced business planner and marketing strategist, who has a wealth of experience in launching, building, operating and selling businesses. Sue’s approach is engaging, stimulating, rewarding and always thought provoking and challenging. Sue works quickly and effortlessly to gather and absorb business and financial situations, individual capabilities and ambitions and uses her wide industry knowledge to merge with opportunity and thus give the client and the business clear direction.

Get in touch for an informal chat – we can help your business flourish in ways you’ve maybe never thought about