Ryan Carenduff

Ryan Carenduff is Turtle Packā€™s Chief Executive Officer, having joined the company in 2018.

Ryan is a two-time graduate from the University of Stirling with a BA (Hons) and an MSc in Sports Studies and Sports Management respectively, having also been a keen swimmer and rugby player since childhood.

Having previously founded and sold his own business, Ryan went on to create and mentor more than 16 businesses in the UKā€™s first sports business incubator.

Something you may not know about Ryan:

ā€œI have to cut off the empty parts of blister packs in medicines to create a neat and uniform pack.ā€

Ryanā€™s BEST EVER birthday present as a child was:

ā€œA quad bike ā€“ itā€™s a miracle I am still alive!ā€

Michael Harkins

Michael Harkins is the Founder of Turtle Pack and also the companyā€™s Chief Technology Officer.

Michael created Turtle Pack in 2015 whilst studying for his Masters degree in Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Heriot-Watt University. Having been a fully qualified swimming teacher for over a decade, Michael sought to create a kids swimming aid that would be both fun and effective. A Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow, Michael has also won a number of high-profile business awards.

Something you may not know about Michael:

ā€œI once won a 100m butterfly race but was instantly disqualified when immediately after diving in I realised Iā€™d forgotten to tie my trunks and had to frantically adjust them to preserve what was left of my modesty!ā€

Michaelā€™s BEST EVER birthday present as a child was:

ā€œMy mum and dad surprised us with a PlayStation 2; but I was too busy putting out the rubbish that I walked right past it!ā€

David Sherman

David Sherman is Turtle Packā€™s Chief Marketing Officer, having joined the company in 2018.

David is a graduate from the University of Strathclydeā€™s Business School and has worked in marketing roles for the last ten years in a number of sectors including Food & Drink and Digital Technology.

David was also the Events & Marketing Manager at Sporting Chance Initiative ā€“ Scotlandā€™s only sports-specific business support organisation ā€“ where he created the industryā€™s first national awards event.

Something you may not know about David:

ā€œIā€™ve been taking a ā€œPicture of the Dayā€ since the 1st of January 2010 ā€“ thousands of photos later, itā€™s become an amazing picture diary.ā€

Davidā€™s BEST EVER birthday present as a child was:

"The amazing ā€œIndigo Islandā€ LEGO set I got for my 7th birthday still holds a special place in my heart!ā€

Alyssa Pollock

Alyssa Pollock is Turtle Packā€™s Sales Associate, having joined the company in October 2020.

Alyssa is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Business Studies at the University of Stirling and works part-time at Turtle Pack whilst completing her degree.

Alyssa has previously worked in a number of retail and child-focussed roles including a recent stint at Camp America and voluntary work for Shelter & local primary schools.

Something you may not know about Alyssa:

ā€œI was born in Baltimore, Maryland USA where Hairspray the movie was set and I have a twin brother.ā€

Alyssaā€™s BEST EVER birthday present as a child was:

ā€œI got a pink doll house for my 5th birthday which I treasured and used to find anything in the house to put in the bath of the doll house ā€“ much to the annoyance of my parents!ā€

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