Who Are We?
Civicos Training and Communications is a not-for-profit organisation with big plan!
The company was set up in 2016 and its driving ethos is to provide third sector organisations in Scotland with a solid and trustworthy training and communications service, at the best possible value.
Our pricing strategy revolves around keeping our own costs as low as possible and passing on the cost savings to our customers.
This means that our training courses are typically about 60% of the cost of mainstream training providers. For example, a one day Microsoft course retails with us at £155, whereas mainstream providers in Scotland are charging anywhere between £240 to £359 for exactly the same course
Civicos is led by Brian McNee and John Robertson.
John has almost three decades of experience working in media, marketing, journalism, communications and training provision.
He worked in a press office in a large arts organisation, as media manager at the 1999 Festival of Architecture and Design, as a freelance journalist, a desktop designer and a speechwriter for the Scottish Government.
Latterly, he worked for a dozen years in the Scottish third sector, where he grew to understand and appreciate its unique contributions to society – as well as the many problems that it faces.
Brian has been a qualified trainer for almost twenty years, firstly with British Airport Authorities and eventually running his own training company.
He has worked in various industries over the years, from shop floor factories to local and central government to aviation and latterly the third sector