The Appin Sports Team

Damien O’Looney
Damien O’LooneyManaging Director
Damien is the Managing Director of Appin Sports. Damien has spent many years working for some of the UK’s largest running events so has a deep knowledge of the issues facing race directors and organisers. He’s on the race committee for the multi terrain 7R Half marathon and is race director for the ‘Rigg Race’ just outside Edinburgh. Damien is a keen runner and member of Harmeny AC. He’s most happy running the many trails around the Pentland Hills. Damien’s marathon PB is an impressive 2:42 achieved as a VET at Manchester 2017.
Kenny Aitchison
Kenny AitchisonSales Manager & Football Consultant
Kenny was brought into the Appin Sports team as part of our expansion into football teamwear as a football consultant. As a UEFA A licence and active football coach, Kenny has a great understanding of the current needs and requirements of a modern football club and will ensure that our customers have a terrific kit which will truly stand out. In his spare time, he trains Civil Service Strollers in the Scottish Lowland League, having previously coached with Dundee United and East Fife.
Kerstin Petrat
Kerstin PetratEuropean Sales Executive
Kerstin joined our team in 2020 to introduce our brand outside of the UK. With her language skills and long standing experience in Key Accounts, she will help you with all your inquiries around your event and our products. Growing up in Germany but having lived in France and the USA as well, Kerstin eventually brought her dream to life and relocated to Scotland. Besides her running and hillwalking, she enjoys creative activities and has published two novels.
Bing Li
Bing LiProduction Manager
As the Appin Sports production manager, Bing is involved with the planning and coordination of all manufacturing processes. She essentially owns the end to end production process! Bing likes to work out at the gym in her spare time and pushes herself at body pump.
Alistair Coull
Alistair CoullSales Executive
Ally is the newest member of our team having joined in August 2020. His role as sales executive means he will likely be the person you speak with initially regarding your sporting event or team’s requirements. Growing up in South Lanarkshire, Ally went on to study Economics & Marketing at University of Strathclyde and since worked in accountancy and sports travel. Outside of work, Ally enjoys football (7-a-side these days!), running & travelling.
Gudmund Aarseth
Gudmund AarsethGraphic Designer
Gudmund joined the Appin team as our in-house designer in 2020. He oversees the design of all customer orders, from event medals and t-shirts to football kits, cycling jerseys and all our other bespoke products. He is also responsible for keeping our website user friendly and manages all other aspects of Appin’s visual identity. Gudmund likes to think he is the in-house cycling expert and when not at work you may find him out on his bike in the Pentland Hills or along the country roads of Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Abid Karim
Abid KarimBookkeeping
Abid is an accountant by education and profession, with a passion for numbers. He has been with Appin Sports for 4 years, supporting the company’s finances and accounts remotely from his hometown of Hunza, Pakistan. He is responsible for Bookkeeping, maintaining accounts,Payroll, budgeting, financial reporting and analysis. Although most of his time is spent crunching numbers, he spends as much free time as possible outdoors to enjoy the beautiful mountain ranges in his region. He is an avid trekker and swimmer, and spends his weekends hiking the many beautiful trails in Northern Pakistan. Although 2020 has been a difficult year for the world in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s been his best year yet as he was finally able to marry the love of his life after 7 years of struggle.