Dundee’s two-time Olympian Eilish McColgan was in her home city of Dundee on Wednesday night to address local businesses at the Apex Hotel. Eilish, a silver medallist at last year’s European Championships in Berlin, is fresh off competing at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow.
Wednesday’s event was held by RSB Lindsays. Lindsays is a Scottish firm of experienced lawyers for people and businesses. They are owned and run in Scotland, covering the country from offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and here in Dundee.
Lindsays has sponsored Eilish since 2013. The firm’s Chief Operating Officer is Ian Beattie, who is also Chairman of Scottish Athletics.
Eilish regularly speaks to Lindsays’ staff and clients at events like this one.
Commenting, COO of Lindsays and Chairman of Scottish Athletics Ian Beattie said:
“We’ve sponsored Eilish for six years now, and we’ve been impressed by her progress. At the 5,000m in particular, she’s in the top 10 in the world and is globally recognised as a real force at that level.
“We hope Lindsays is as good for Eilish as she is for us. Our staff and clients love hearing from her at these events.
“They’re not just about autographs and selfies. Eilish is a very influential speaker, and our people leave these events motivated. We see a real different in people’s positivity and productivity after a session with Eilish.”
Eilish McColgan said: “I’ve been so grateful to Lindsays for their support over the last few years.
“I’d say it’s been even more crucial during my times of injury! During a time where I felt very low, others had dropped me and believed my career would be finished.
“Lindsays continued to give me the confidence in my ability as an athlete to get back to top athletics once more.
“Last year, was my most successful year with a European medal. I couldn’t thank Lindsays enough for their continued support and the work they do for grass roots Scottish athletics too.”