Alastair Pether, senior designer and studio manager at Hildebrand Design, and Maria Pether, designer and manager at Henrion, Ludlow and Schmidt

Alastair Pether is a Scottish pipe band drum major and appeared in the film Tea With Mussolini.

Maria Pether performs highland dances for shows, tattoos and corporate events worldwide. Performances have included dancing among the rubble of the British Library construction for a project managers’ barbecue. ‘If you can perform in front of people with little or no chance to rehearse, you never get nervous about client presentations,’ she says.

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