Eleven solicitors progress their careers at Thorntons
A summary of July's key appointments, hires and promotions from across Scotland.
The Data Lab welcomes new chairperson
Scottish innovation centre, The Data Lab, is appointing a new chairperson to help deliver on its mission to help Scotland generate significant economic and social value from cutting-edge analytics and data science.
Mark Hunter, chief data officer and director of labs at Sainsbury’s Bank takes over the position of chair from Neil Logan, Chief Executive of Incremental Group, who is standing down after four years in the role. Mark has been on The Data Lab’s Governance Board since last year.
Vialex expands service offering with new appointments
Legal services firm Vialex is broadening its offering to clients with an expansion of its advisory work in real estate and data protection.
The Edinburgh-based practice has hired experienced lawyer Katie Corrigan as head of real estate, a newly-created position.
Also joining Vialex is Catriona Melton, who has been appointed a senior legal adviser, specialising in data protection.
Shepherd Managing Partner appointed Chairman of RICS Scotland in its 150th anniversary year
Ian Fergusson, managing partner of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, has been appointed Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland in its 150th anniversary year.
The role will see him lead the national board of RICS members in Scotland to drive forward pride in the profession while, as part of a UK fundraising target of £2.25m to mark the RICS’150th anniversary, spearhead Scottish input from the surveying profession to help raise funds for young people at risk of homelessness.
Darrell Matthews replaces Newell McGuiness as Managing Director at SELECT
Representative organisations’ specialist Darrell Matthews has been appointed by SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical sector in Scotland, as its new managing director, replacing Newell McGuiness.
Darrell, who has been working in tandem with Newell during a handover period, has a wide range of commercial experience, most recently with industry bodies such as EEF, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Directors.
Dräger Safety UK expands senior management team
Dräger Safety UK has appointed Kelly Murray as general manager of its North Sea operations base in Aberdeen, strengthening its team as it moves into a new phase of growth through continued diversification into the subsea, decommissioning and renewables markets.
SHE Software appoints top software entrepreneur as chairman
Scottish technology firm SHE Software has appointed leading software entrepreneur Martin Fincham as chairman of its board.
Martin’s appointment comes as SHE Software accelerates its international expansion and gains global recognition for Assure, its highly configurable, state-of-the-art software solution designed to reduce risk for organisations by simplifying health and safety management.
Brewin Dolphin bolsters Edinburgh leadership team
Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, has strengthened its presence in Edinburgh with a clutch of senior appointments.
Marc Wilkinson has taken up a joint role as head of the firm’s office in the Scottish capital and regional director for Scotland and the North of England. Marc has been in the latter position since 2014 and with Brewin Dolphin since 1993.
BIG boost to agency’s creative offering with new content director
Marketing agency BIG Partnership has appointed a content director to build on the company’s creative and strategic offering.
Stephen Noble, who joins BIG from digital marketing agency Equator, will be responsible for developing and overseeing the delivery of impactful content marketing strategies for the agency’s 350+ clients.
Strategic appointment as C Growth targets international expansion
An Aberdeen-based growth agency has appointed a respected entrepreneur to help internationalise the business and expand into key oil and gas producing regions.
Mark Skinner, the former managing director of John Bell Pipeline, has joined as strategic development consultant. He will assist managing director Kenny Dooley with planned growth and development across multiple business strands, including the firm’s Oil and Gas Vision publication and its sister jobs portal.
Grant Thornton expands restructuring and forensic team in Scotland
Grant Thornton UK has expanded its Restructuring and Forensic offering in Scotland with the appointment of a new Executive.
The leading business and financial advisor has hired Julie Dallas as Restructuring and Forensic Executive, based in the firm’s Glasgow office to join Grant Thornton UK’s 17-strong Scottish Restructuring, Insolvency and Forensic team which works with a wide range of corporate clients and intermediaries across Scotland.
Law firm appoints business development director
One of the country’s leading legal firms has reaffirmed its continued growth ambitions with the appointment of a new business development director.
Gilson Gray has appointed Jennifer Macrae, who brings with her over 20 years’ experience within business development, initially for advertising agency TMP Worldwide, and Satchi & Satchi before she went on to head up as marketing & business development manager at Semple Fraser LLP.
Trio of commercial hires for social investment Scotland
Scotland’s leading responsible finance provider, Social Investment Scotland (SIS), has appointed three new members to its commercial team, following continued growth in customer lending.
Lindsay Wake joins the organisation as business support and development manager, bringing with her 16 years of supporting and advising social enterprises, community organisations, businesses and charities. Most recently, Lindsay held community investment roles with major affordable housing providers, where she developed community investment, capacity building and social value activities and initiatives. In her new role, Lindsay will manage and develop SIS’ business support activities.
Stephanie Smith and Louise Vaughan have also been appointed as Marketing and Communications Manager and Events Manager, respectively.
Planning and Design consultancy expands in Glasgow
Barton Willmore, the leading Planning and Design consultancy which recently expanded its operation in Scotland with the opening of an office in the centre of Glasgow, has announced the appointment of a new Planning Associate.
Andrew Woodrow joins the Queen Street-based firm just months after the business opened its second office in the Central Belt alongside its existing operation in Edinburgh.
Business Stream appoints new sales and marketing director
Edinburgh-based water retailer Business Stream has appointed Lee Shipsey as its new sales and marketing director.
With over two decades of experience in the water industry, Lee is currently Sales and Marketing Director at Wave – a joint venture set up between Anglian Water Business and NWG Business in advance of the opening of the English water market in April 2017.
Family firm Arvill hires new sales executive, aged 78
In a move which celebrates its commitment to age diversity, Airdrie family business Arvill Plant and Tool Hire has appointed as one of its sales executives a 78-year-old construction industry veteran.
It has acquired the services of hugely experienced and universally-respected plant hire specialist Eddie McLean as part of the dynamic firm’s drive to extend and enhance its wide-ranging customer base.
Denholm strengthens team to match continuing growth
Denholm, the specialist marketing recruitment and C-suite headhunting agency, has strengthened its team to reflect continuing growth in 2018 with double-digit year-on-year revenue growth of 13 per cent during the first half of the year. Jackie Anderson (Head of Agency) and Fiona Todd (Head of Glasgow) have both been appointed to the Denholm Board, while Amanda Kho has joined Denholm’s Glasgow office.
EY announces two new equity Partners in Scotland and toasts Global role for Aberdeen leader
EY welcomes two new equity Partners in Scotland, reflecting its continued investment in the growth of the business and the talent based here.
Aberdeen’s Gemma Noble and Glasgow’s Dan Gill are two of the 71 new EY Partners in the UK. 41, including Gemma and Dan, were promoted internally and 30 were direct entry Partners who joined from competitors and industry. EY also promoted 63 Associate Partners, including six in Scotland, taking its total Partner promotions from 1 July to 134.
WSTA appoints two new Board members
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has strengthened its Board; appointing both Jeremy Shepherd from Brown-Forman and Mark Riley from Edrington-Beam Suntory UK. The pair took their seats on the Board for the first time this week.
Jeremy is the Vice President, Country Manager, UK. He joined Brown-Forman in 2005 and has held various international marketing and sales leadership roles across his native Canada, the United States and Europe.
Henderson Loggie strengthens restructuring team
Henderson Loggie has strengthened its restructuring team with the appointment of a new director in its Edinburgh office.
Shona Campbell has joined Henderson Loggie from KPMG and will be responsible for providing advice to stressed and distressed companies, predominantly in the Central Belt.
Edinburgh property developer Qmile Group appoints former Redrow and Avant Homes chief exec as non-exec chairman
Edinburgh-based property developer Qmile Group has announced the appointment of former Redrow plc and Avant Homes chief executive, Neil Fitzsimmons, as non-executive chairman.
Qmile Group was launched in May this year following a management buyout (MBO) by chief executive, Paul Curran, and finance director, Mike Milligan.
Knight Frank Expands Scottish Residential Development and Specialist Sector Division
Knight Frank continues to expand its Scottish Residential Development and Specialist Sector division with the appointment of James Stewart-Lockhart, who brings with him nine years of experience in the residential development sector.
Weightmans’ Scottish presence boosted with raft of new appointments
Claire Thornber, Nicola Gonella and Claire McCracken join Weightmans as partners as the firm celebrates the fifth anniversary of its West George Street office.
Aidan O’Carroll appointed Chair of Institute of Directors in Scotland
Aidan O’Carroll has been named as the new Chair of the Institute of Directors in Scotland. A senior partner at EY in Scotland, Aidan succeeds Professor Susan Deacon, who has officially stood down at the end of her three-year tenure. Aidan will also take up the Scottish seat on the IoD’s UK Council, succeeding Ian McKay.
STV appoints experienced digital leader as managing director of digital division
STV has appointed Richard Williams as managing director of its newly formed Digital division as part of an ambitious strategy to place digital front and centre of the organisation to deliver its three-year growth plan.
Eleven solicitors progress their careers with top Scottish employer
Supporting employee development remains a priority for leading Scottish law firm Thorntons, with eleven solicitors promoted in July alone.
Two senior solicitors have been promoted to associates and nine solicitors have been made senior solicitors across the Edinburgh, Dundee, Fife, Perth and Angus offices.
The two new associates are Lynne MacIntyre from residential conveyancing in Forfar and Stuart Mackie from the private client team in Montrose.
The three new senior solicitors in Dundee are Steven Drake from residential conveyancing and Joanne Clancy and Lynsay McFarlane, both from personal injury.
Three further new senior solicitors are from the Edinburgh office, they are Thomas Redpath, personal injury, Neil Falconer, intellectual property, and Megan Sweeney, private client.
The final two senior solicitor promotions are for Chris Gardiner, private client in St Andrews, and Anneli Spence from land and rural business in Perth.
New CEO takes up reins at Women's Enterprise Scotland
Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES), the community interest company which focuses on the contribution women's enterprise makes to the Scottish economy, has been appointed to the G20’s ‘ideas bank’, Think20 (T20) to advise on the organisation’s Gender Economic Equity workstream. It is the only Scottish organisation to be working with the T20 and representatives from WES will attend the T20 summit in Buenos Aires in September.
At the same time, WES has announced the appointment of Carolyn Currie as its CEO.
Our BQ Bulletin emails will land in your inbox at 7.30am, Monday to Friday, with a mix of the latest local business news, national news, and features to inspire you. Sign up here!
Click here to read our privacy statement