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  Achilles Heel McKnight Financial

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Achilles Heel – The Story so far

Katie AlexanderKatie Alexander is the founder of Achilles Heel Limited, based at 593 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8HX.

She opened ‘Achilles Heel’ in November 2000, based in a cupboard sized unit within De Courcy’s Arcade, in the heart of the West End of Glasgow.

Katie had for many years been a personal trainer and always took a keen interest in fitness.  She became increasingly active in running as a hobby, finding herself hooked she developed into a devoted runner, taking part in many events.  This opened her eyes to the possibility of turning her hobby into a business.  With the support of her family and friends she has successfully achieved this.

The front shop in Great Western Road, GlasgowKatie is unique having the same passion for her running as for her business.  She has been able to develop her ability and training experiences over the years which has given her immense knowledge of the running world.  This has enabled her to provide a first class service to the public, by giving them the high quality products which they demand.  She is always available to give advice and support to all who request it.

The cupboard sized unit in De Courcy’s Arcade was extended twice before relocating into the now more substantial store based on Great Western Road, accommodating a sizeable office and mail order facility which has currently been extended world wide.

Katie now employs a keen team of staff including daughter Sam and son Steven who are equally motivated to run the business along side their mum.  The other members of the team are also running enthusiasts and are all fully trained to give the same first class service too.  This enables the shop to keep the high standards that she has set from day one.

The business continues to be lead by Katie who remains committed to fulfilling her customers needs by her innovation.


Announcing Our New Sponsor - McKnight Financial

McKnight Financial is a Glasgow based Independent Financial Adviser firm, formed in 2009 by principal adviser and director Graham McKnight, that offers clients a "Private Client” service.

After 20 years McKnight Financialworking for RBS in financial services, Graham made the decision that in order to continue to provide the highest level of customer service and advice that he would need to provide these services under his own brand.  McKnight Financial has now grown to a team of five, working from their head office in Central Glasgow.  

With an excess of 70 years financial services and business experience, the team at McKnight Financial develops long lasting relationships with clients by sharing the passion and drive they have for 1st class service delivery.  With clients located across the UK, the team work tirlessly to provide structured and tailored advice and stewardship.

No individual is the same, therefore each of us has highly specific financial planning needs. Clients benefit from an intimate relationship with their Financial Adviser that develops longevity and trust enabling clients to have confidence that their longer term planning is being looked after by someone that knows them well and understands their specific requirements. 

Victoria Park hopes to have a long and successful parrtnership with Graham and his team at McKnight Financial.  New training kit bearing the new logo is already at the printers and should be available by the middle of June.




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