About Cowden



Cowden business growth experts and financial accountants Dumfries and galloway Scotland, GB


About Cowden 

Cowden 

We founded Cowden in 2003 and to support business owners grow and develop their business. We have years experience and expertise in supporting companies grow and develop within their sector.  Cowden is a husband and wife team of Richard and Alison Gourlay who have been in business for over 25  years each and working together at Cowden since 2003.

Richard Gourlay Management Consultanhas worked with iconic British outdoor brands, Berghaus, Craghoppers, Go Outdoors and Rab before setting up Cowden to bring his skills to a wider audience, which he has done over the last 18 years. 


Alison Gourlay Chartered Accountantlearnt her accountancy skills (ICEAW qualified) at Price Waterhouse (now PWC) provides companies with the financial support and expertise they need in financial reporting, financial planning and year end accountancy requirements. 


Based in Dumfries and Galloway,  South West of Scotland we work with companies throughout the UK and beyond who want to grow and develop. We support clients through all stages of their development from concept to exit. 

Our experience and expertise develops businesses of all sizes across many sectors. We've worked with a wide range of businesses from start-ups through to large public limited companies (PLC's), providing external expertise and advice to owners / directors and senior managers in many sectors of business. 


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Our work includes creating new business models for business owners through to developing people to be more successful leading learner companies. We work with business owners to successfully grow their business, enabling them to determine what success looks like for them and develop the appropriate skills and routes to market, and the implementation plan to deliver the results they want to achieve.

Cowden Services

A management consultancy and accountancy business provides a range of bespoke support services to support our clients achieve their goals from business and strategic planning, management consultancy, project management, non executive director (NED), interim director roles, mentoring and accountancy services. See further details below or get in touch with us today here.


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Cowden has worked with hundreds of companies delivering growth and development, in many areas including, click links to learn more about Cowden services:-

  • Marketing - create and connect with your customers, from strategic marketing though to an outsourced marketing department. 
  • Sales - how to turn prospects into valuable and valued customers, from sales development through to commercial development. 
  • Research and Feasability - want to enter a mew market or learn more about potential customers? Then contact us today to learn more.  

Like to learn how we can support you and your business then get in touch to discuss your needs here.

Cowden also works in partnership with 3rd parties to provide its services as part of an aggregated service  offering, as a consultancy and management training company. To see how we helped develop our partners then click on this link How Cowden developed Peritus. 

See other pages for our more about Cowden or see www.cowdenconsulting.com or contact us by clicking contact Cowden here or connect through our other social media below:-


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