About Us


Meet The Team

Lorna Owen

Lorna entered the careers sector in 2015 after gaining the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and is a professional member of the Career Development Institute.   She is passionate about helping young people understand the dynamics of a rapidly changing world of work and how to prepare for a future where uncertainty and change are the only things that are guaranteed.

Prior to co-founding FutureSmart Careers, Lorna worked with Inspiring Futures and she also has a wealth of experience from roles in the newspaper industry, television production, eCommerce, charity and finance sectors. She has hugely enjoyed the variety in her own career and is well equipped to shares insights into highly valuable transferable skills and how to find the work that you love. She is now dedicated to supporting young people make the best choices about their own options and opportunities.

Vicki MacDonald

Vicki began working with ISCO over 7 years ago and developed a strong portfolio of school clients with them and their newer branding Inspiring Futures. A qualified teacher with a L6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and on the CDI professional register, she believes that helping people to understand who they are, and the implications of their decisions empowers them to make better choices. It is not for us to tell a student ‘what to do’ or ‘that they cannot do something’, our job is to help them understand what’s required for a particular career and what they can do with their preferred subjects. “We don’t make the decisions, but we do help students understand what their decisions will mean”.

Her background as Head of Careers in an independent school in Bristol for 6 years and her experience working in recruitment for SME’s and sales for global and major organisations gives her a very relevant perspective about different careers and employability and reinforces that there are often many and diverse routes to employment.