Uxl is a Scottish based consultancy formed in 2002. We have worked with businesses of all sizes and ages to help them achieve more growth. Our expertise and experience in business strategy and innovation are at the core our success. Founding directors Jim Dearie and Michael Kearns continue to develop innovative ways of supporting ambitious business leaders.

Our vision

The best online place to grow your business faster.


The strategy workshop with Uxl will be an integral part of the Opinurate growth plan and I would recommend a Uxl strategy workshop to other businesses and hope to benefit again from a workshop for Opinurate in the future.
— David Capaldi, Opinurate Ltd

the founders

Jim Dearie

An experienced business development professional with a strong track record delivering results with a broad range of industrial and commercial clients in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Jim has developed his technical and commercial skills in a number of management positions in the electronics industry in Scotland, public sector agencies and currently as managing director of Uxl. He has continually developed his skills and knowledge from his early formal training in Mechanical and Production Engineering (HND) and qualifications include an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.

Michael Kearns

An experienced consultant and coach, Michael has a proven track record of successfully managing people and projects in a range of industry sectors. One of the founder Directors of Uxl he draws on over 25 years of experience in product design and manufacturing to help organisations achieve more success. Michael is passionate about working with people, quickly gaining trust and establishing long lasting effective relationship with clients. He has excellent strategy, leadership and innovation skills and is ready to work with your business.