Two Edinburgh football coaches have teamed up to take the business world by storm

Two members of the Spartan coaching team have turned their minds to business as they team up to start a new security firm in the Capital.

Kenny Cameron and Craig Dinwoodie were members of the Spartans Youth set-up and are now turning their thoughts towards life away from the pitch.

They have successfully set up a security firm, the Edinburgh Alarm Company.

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Two Edinburgh football coaches have teamed up to take the business world by storm

Kenny, who also coaches the Spartans Reds 08s in his spare time, sees the new venture as a chance to change direction in his career.

“I’ve been a youth worker for 17 years, and at Spartans for around 12 years and I think there is a length of time after which you stop being effective in that role,” he said.

“I had been giving it some thought for a wee while and had always had the ambition to set up my own business. To be fair, I’m a year ahead of schedule with the plans.

“I love my job with Spartans and I’m not going to turn my back on the youth work completely but I definitely wanted to have other professional interests.

“We’re running the new company on a part-time basis, working in the evenings and at weekends for now.

"But the aim is for me to gradually increase my time in the business and reduce my hours with Spartans.

“I love my time coaching my kids’ football team and I’ll still be doing that but I just felt it was time to look at the bigger picture.”

Craig has years of experience of working in financial services and is manager of Spartans U11-U17 development squads.

He said: “We’re both excited at the venture and determined to make it a success.

“We work well together as a team and complement each other nicely. Launching a business in a pandemic has its challenges but the early feedback we have had has been very encouraging.

“Lockdown has been difficult for a lot of people over the past 12 months and the reality is that crime goes up as a result of poverty. We want our customers to feel secure and safe in their homes and will work tirelessly to ensure that is the case.”

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