Andrew Dobbie is the Founder and Director of MadeBrave, a full-service digital creative agency based in Glasgow. A Graphic Designer and Photographer by trade, Andrew spent 8 years as a Creative Director before starting MadeBrave with just £1000 in the bank and a 2-week-old baby.
The business doubled turnover from year 1 to year 2 and now three years on, the agency now employs 20 people and services high-profile brands such as Aggreko, Springbank Distillery, Linn Products, Arup and The SSE Hydro. The company’s performance has been recognised in the form of two awards, one of which was for Andrew himself, who was awarded Outstanding Contribution by a Young Business Leader at the 2014 Inspiring City Awards.
Despite a busy three years of growing and developing a busy agency, Andrew also managed to co-found Tinggly.com, a gift experience website - applying his knowledge and skills in branding, design and marketing to the project.
With one eye always on the next opportunity, Andrew is now in the process of launching MadeSocial, which will offer social media training and support to brands looking to improve their social presence.