Who we are














Colin Gilfillan

Colin’s expertise is in employment and skills, enterprise development and business support, particularly for marginalised communities.

Colin has considerable practical and policy level experience in these fields, both in the UK and across the European Union. Colin has advised Government departments and agencies on employment and enterprise issues. He also has extensive experience of raising funds and developing and managing employment and enterprise initiatives.

Colin is a Member of the Institution of Economic Development, the Institute of Fundraising, and the Institute for Small Business Entrepreneurship.  His qualifications include:

  • BA, University of Edinburgh  
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Enterprise, University of Stirling  
  • Certificate in Lifelong Learning, Thames Valley University  

Contact The Gilfillan Partnership on +44 (0)20 8974 8909 or mail@gpartnership.com


Liz Mackie

Liz is an experienced researcher and evaluator with particular expertise in equalities issues.

Liz’s background is in economic development and she has worked in economic development roles in the public, voluntary and private sectors where she specialised in economic development of deprived places and for disadvantaged communities. Liz has worked in community and economic development consultancy since 1997 when she joined Greater London Enterprise as director of European and Economic Development Consultancy Services. She left GLE to establish the Gilfillan Partnership in 2001.

Liz is a member of the Social Research Association. Her qualifications include:

  • Sociology BA Hons, 1st Class, University of York
  • Race and Ethnic Studies, MA, Distinction, University of Warwick
  • Social Research Methods and Statistics, MSc, Distinction, City University

Liz is currently completing her doctoral research at City University using statistical modelling to explore the relationship between ethnic diversity and social cohesion.

Contact The Gilfillan Partnership on +44 (0)20 8974 8909 or mail@gpartnership.com





















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