• About FIDC

    About FIDC

    FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies and the Innovation Strategy. Read More
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Contact

Gordon Ackroyd
Position:
Development Officer
Phone:
+500 27211
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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

Gordon moved to the Islands last year from the UK where, following a return to university to study politics and international relations, he did social and economic development work in South America and in Cornwall, England.

 

Originally an entrepreneur in creative advertising and marketing where he started one of the first advertising agencies specialising in the charity sector, Gordon went on to a career focusing on business development for community and social enterprises and a specialism in hospitality and catering.

 

In his first year with FIDC, Gordon has gained particular satisfaction from developing their client mentoring programmes, and from establishing the Corporation’s enterprise training strands, which have seen close to 70 participants on courses including Business Start-up, Profitable Customer Care and Digital Marketing – helping forge a more skilled and resilient business community.

 

Now making the Falkland Islands the permanent home for his family Gordon hopes to do his best for a vibrant, connected and collaborative Island future.

 

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.