Our advisory panel

Someone once said ‘Surround yourself with good people, and good things will happen’

We thought this was great advice so, beyond our immediate team, we have sought knowledge and expertise from a number of ‘good people’ – our advisory panel.

The members of our panel have proven track records within their fields of expertise and bring valuable insight, experience and support to the Brightwater team.

Sean Elliot


With a 30 year plus career in IT, since 2003 Sean has spent his time growing IT services firm Network ROI from a start-up business to one which is currently has £2m revenue, employs 25 people and is well respected in the SMB/SME sectors it serves.

Prior to Network ROI, Sean worked in a variety of corporate IT roles.  He holds volunteer roles as a Board member of Musselburgh Tennis Club and is currently Co-Chair of Musselburgh Grammar School Parent Council.

Aside from a passion for technology, Sean is a keen tennis player and enthuses over cars, motorsport, music and guitars


Colin Grant


Colin is an experienced, commercially aware finance director, with a background of working at board level for a number of companies across all industry sectors. He has a strong record of  driving performance through optimisation, effective management and efficient financial control.

Colin’s company, Adapt, helps companies improve profits, accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and ensure that innovation and discipline assist the company to achieve its growth targets. In a nutshell “…we help companies make better decisions and grow profits…”