David Scrimgeour MBE, M.A., LL.B. (Founder)

A Scottish lawyer who has lived in the south of Germany since 1990, David Scrimgeour is an expert on corporate strategy and communications. He has consulted with a wide range of German and international companies on business development, restructuring and market strategies.

David has established an extensive network of trusted German business partners and contacts. He has also worked extensively with governments and government agencies in the UK, Continental Europe and North America on behalf of corporate clients and in the promotion of Foreign Direct Investment.

David is the Managing Director of DS Consulting GmbH in Munich and founder of the British-German Business Network. He speaks English and German. Contact David.

Christopher McGinty B.A. (Comb. Hons) (Co-Founder)

Christopher McGinty is an experienced international investment and business manager and entrepreneur. He has lived and worked in Tokyo, London, Glasgow, Zurich and Munich.

Christopher offers specialist expertise and experience in international financial services, including multi-jurisdictional regulation and compliance, as well as in the creative industries, especially film and TV production, finance and distribution. He has particular expertise in business administration and the essential practicalities of setting up new businesses, whatever sector they operate in. He speaks English & German. Contact Christopher

Stuart McGill BSc (hons) Head of Operations

Stuart spent 23 years within the technical corps of the British Army (REME). His role included training & leading skilled tradesmen and technicians, during periods of peace and conflict (Iraq, Former Republic of Yugoslavia, Canada, Germany and the UK).

He completed his military career in 2007 to pursue new technical, managerial and training challenges in Germany. He holds an Open University BSc (hons) in German & Industrial Design (Sustainable Technology).

Stuart is currently a Business Skills/ Language Trainer for corporate clients. With highly developed organisational and leadership skills, in combination with proven flexibility, Stuart is very well-suited to head-up the operational activities for the British-German Business Network. He speaks English & German. Contact Stuart

Kris Schnack (2018)
Kristian J. Schnack, MBA
(Export Development Specialist)

A native of Montréal, Canada, Kris Schnack is based in Frankfurt and is an international business development specialist who has advised over 300 companies on entering and developing the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) markets.

Kris has lived and worked in Germany for more than 18 years and places a strong emphasis on providing practical, hands-on advice. His areas of expertise include market analyses, certification issues, trade fair participation, qualified lead generation, sales agent recruitment, warehousing etc. He has also advised governments in Africa, North America and Eastern Europe on investment promotion.

With an MBA from Warwick Business School Kris is a fluent English, German and French speaker. Contact Kristian