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Gloria started her own accountancy practice in 1998 (becoming a limited company in 2006) in order to help small and micro businesses to understand their finances and help them grow their business. After years working in a variety of business fields, Gloria decided to study to become an accountant. She realised there was a gap in the market for accountants with real life business knowledge and wanted to develop her financial skills in order to use this within small business. The mission statement of Murray Associates is "To create profitable small businesses that sustain local communities, provide progressive work opportunities and care for the planet."
She has continued this work and recently won the Most Innovative Small Accountancy Practice in the UK. She has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Association of International Accountants Council, Non- Executive Director of Engage Renfrewshire - a charitable body which is set up to be a single access point for community action, volunteering and social enterprise in Renfrewshire. She is also a non Executive Director with Kinning Park Community Centre. She sits as a virtual Financial Director for many of her clients.
In the wider business world Gloria appears regularly as a guest speaker at business events from Women into Business to Mumpreneurs to the start ups with Entrepreneurial Spark in the West of Scotland. She is also an author of the series of books ‘How To Run A Successful Business’ and writes an expert column in the Business Women Scotland magazine as well as being a contributor to the Institute of Directors Scotland quarterly magazine.
Gloria is also known as the Queen of Profit, a name given to her by her clients, as she specialises in helping micro and small businesses make more profit to get a life work balance they deserve!