Dave Robinson - Founder > Red Evolution

Dave Robinson

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In A Nutshell

I'm Dave Robinson and I founded Red Evolution in 2003 when I left Fifth Ring. I hired my first employee in 2006 and I've grown Red Evolution organically from there.

I'm one of those people who bridges the gap between the techs and the non-techs, that is to say I love helping non-techs "get" the web and do more business using it. I'm a big picture person, perhaps a thinker, but thankfully the amazing guys I employ love the detail and delivery.

Background

My background is diverse, my working life starting in Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering in 1980 as a mechanical engineering apprentice. Since then I've run various small businesses, worked in the oil and gas industry in the UK and Norway and academia.

Dave Robinson - Ballroom Dancing

Qualifications

My qualifications include an ONC and HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering, a BSc (Dist) in Building Surveying and an MSc (Dist) in Information Systems. I'm also a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and a full professional member of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

When I'm Not At Work

Outside Red Evolution I'm proud to be a member of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, working as a Retained Firefighter, I'm a Crew Manager. It's sharp end stuff and something I enjoy immensely despite some of the challenging things we have to deal with.

I play drums and sing in a band and my partner and I compete in ballroom dancing at a national level. I'm also a 'now and then' golfer and part-time surfer. I've got a few motorbikes including a Norton Commando and a BMW R1200GS Adventure. I now enjoy hill walking, I say "now" because I used to think it a dull thing to do, how wrong I was! I live here.

Dave Robinson - Hill Walk

The Five Questions

  • Favourite film?
    The Bridges of Madison County.
  • Favourite band?
    Pink Floyd.
  • Perfect meal?
    Sweet and Sour HK style.
  • Pets?
    Not at the moment...
  • Happiest when?
    Playing the drums.

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