A Scottish Solicitor in private practice for 33 years until 30 April 2000 during which time he acquired general legal and business knowledge including EU and UK Fisheries legislation, partnership and company law.
However for 28 years during that period he specialised in the provision of company secretarial/management services to a range of fishing related organisations within the UK as well as being legal adviser to those organisations through his firms. In that role he had budget and business performance responsibility and business and project management development.
He still undertakes that work through his company McColl & Associates Limited. He is also a Director of a small independent oil and gas company with interests on the Gulf of Mexico and onshore USA.
Currently his company provides managerial and company secretarial services and/or commercial advice to:
The Fishermen’s Association Ltd, Scottish Ship Chandlers Association, United Fish Selling Ltd, Fishermen’s Petroleum Co PLC and Fish Industry Training Association (Highlands & Islands) Ltd.