Branch manager at Ad Hoc Property Management
With three years as sales and marketing manager at a self-build timber company Lisa Murray was ready for a change.
The 30-year-old got her chance when Dutch company Ad Hoc Property Management decided to open a Glasgow office.
Murray was tasked with introducing the brand and its unusual business model into the Scottish industry.
She said: "The Ad Hoc approach works by placing trained guardians to live on a non-tenancy basis within empty buildings, as an alternative method of security whilst offering people much needed affordable short-term housing.
"Our initiative aims to present councils, housing associations, commercial and non-for-profit organisations with an incredibly low cost-effective solution an alternatives to CCTV, boarding and static security.
"The scheme is incredibly successful in England and in other parts of Europe, its now starting to create interest here in Scotland.
"It's a brilliant business concept and its a win-win situation for all parties involved. We've had such a positive response from our clients and guardians, it's really important for us to build upon these relationships."
Murray has a packed working week but hard work doesn't phase her.
She said: "A typical week is a busy one with meetings and generally getting out there and chatting to public bodies and private business owners, everyday is a learning curve for me.
"I worked in London for a number of years so I understand pressure and the fast pace of my industry. You have to keep up."