Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Jim McColl OBE (1999)

About this artwork

Jim McColl is one of Scotland’s most accomplished business figures having built a string of successful companies. It was his work with Clyde Blowers, a company which cleaned power station boilers across the world, which formed the backbone of his success. Now McColl’s team in East Kilbride operates businesses in waste management and bulk handling. All are highly profitable and well-run. Today Jim remains one of Scotland’s most generous benefactors supporting a number of causes, including the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride. He has also proven that time is just as valuable in terms of giving with his chairmanship of the highly successful Glasgow Welfare to Work initiative. This portrait was commissioned as part of a series celebrating Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent.

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Scottish photographers Malley and Gillespie are collectively known as ‘Broad Daylight’, collaborating on a variety of projects alongside their individual practices. Malley’s background as a documentary photographer and Gillespie’s training as an illustrator has created a partnership that enables them to produce work ranging from commissioned portraiture and documentary photography, to advertising and creative imagery. From 1999 – 2005 they produced book jacket images for the crime novelist Ian Rankin and also worked with him on the major book project 'Rebus’s Scotland' – a publication highlighting the places that inspired the settings in Edinburgh and beyond for Rankin’s Rebus novels. 2009 saw them working on an exhibition called 'As Others See Us' – which portrayed a selection of noteworthy Scots.