Hailing from the West coast of Scotland, my life-long friend Joseph Martin Morrison-Meade and I both grew up in the small seaside town of Gourock. His life has been a bit of a ‘Do’. The sports-mad teenager gave up his electrical apprenticeship much to his step-father’s disappointment. Joe became an officer in the British army, graduated from university and subsequently went on to have a corporate career all of which took him from the USA to Shanghai and then Moscow. In 2010 after two years living the London dream he became ill and had time at home in Scotland to reflect on what he really wanted from life. An artistic and a spiritual calling was tempered with a social conscience. Drawing from personal experience he founded a not-for-profit organisation offering personal, social and emotional development to under privileged school-leavers. This debut novel ‘Hiding Under the Covers’ was awarded 2nd place in the Constable Trophy at the Scottish Association of Writers annual conference in 2007 and then gathered dust in a drawer. Over the last two years with help from Kim, Sinclair and Andy of ‘Indie Authors World’, it has been rewritten and edited to make way for book 2 in the series; Stories from Silver Clouds. Joe lives at the Glasgow Harbour with his wife Kirsty
“I had the pleasure of meeting Joseph through the social enterprise community in Glasgow. I was instantly captivated by his personal and professional journey, which led to us collaborating on an extraordinarily successful and impactful project. His passion, expertise, and drive were essential to the success of the project, but it was his natural and personable leadership style that ensured cohesion between the eight other partners involved in the project. As the Lead Partner I benefited from Joseph's direct but approachable qualities that ensured we got the job done in a stressful environment with limited time and resources."
Bad Idea Organisation CIC
“I joined Joseph and fellow CEOs on a Third Sector Leading Edge Programme, arranged by ACOSVO. Joseph was great fun and exuded common sense and enthusiasm. He manages to mix level-headedness with blue-sky thinking.”
Chief Execiutive Officer,
AAI Employ Ability