L-R: Duncan Buchanan (Banking Director) and Graeme Hartop (CEO) of Hampden & Co
A summary of September's key appointments, hires and promotions from across Scotland.
Tilney build-up in Scotland continues with further hires
Leading investment management and financial planning group Tilney, which looks after more than £24bn for private clients, families, charities and professionals, has further strengthened its team in Scotland with the appointment of John Milne as a financial planner and Debbie Hair as a senior investment manager.
DM Hall appoints property manager Kerry Boyle as its new Edinburgh-based Business Sales Agent
DM Hall, one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered surveyors, has appointed Kerry Boyle as a Business Sales Agent. She will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh office.
With a background both in finance at Bank of Scotland and in property management, Kerry comes highly experienced for her new role which includes securing business sales opportunities for DM Hall’s surveying team throughout Scotland.
Global Surface Intelligence bolsters its team with two senior appointments
Global Surface Intelligence (GSI), the Scottish-based geospatial analytics company providing natural resource management analytics, has made two senior appointments to strengthen its leadership team to support its planned growth over the next two years.
Peter Young and George Lindsay have been appointed as non-executive director and chief operating officer, respectively. The appointments follow successful £1m fundraising since its chief executive, Gavin Tweedie, was appointed in June 2017. Gavin and the GSI team are now working to grow the business across the UK and internationally.
Senior hire for Hampden & Co as lending growth increases at UK’s newest private bank
Hampden & Co has hired Duncan Buchanan from Lloyds Banking Group as a banking director as the UK’s newest private bank continues to experience lending growth across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Duncan Buchanan joins Hampden & Co from Bank of Scotland Private, a division of Lloyds Banking Group where he specialised in providing lending to high net worth individuals.
Sir Sandy Crombie joins LendingCrowd as Chairman
Sir Sandy Crombie, a former CEO of Standard Life and senior independent director at Royal Bank of Scotland, has joined the Board of LendingCrowd, Scotland’s only fintech lender, as chairman.
Law firm Lindsays announces three senior promotions
Lindsays has announced the promotion of Louise Norris to Senior Associate and Brian Pollock and Leanne Gordon to Associates.
Louise is a member of Lindsays’ Commercial Property team and is based in Edinburgh. She joined the firm in 2014 as a solicitor and her considerable experience includes working on acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing, security work and title rectifications for a wide variety of clients.
Newly promoted Associates, Brian, who works in Dispute Resolution and Litigation and Leanne Gordon, who is part of the Rural Services team, are based in Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively.
BTO becomes first law firm to offer doula services
Leading independent law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of two new members of staff for its Families and Individuals and Residential Property teams.
Solicitor Hilary Peppiette is one of Scotland’s first end of life doulas, rendering BTO the first Scottish law firm to offer such specialist counselling and support to clients facing their final days. She will be based in BTO’s Edinburgh office.
In addition to Hilary’s appointment, Alexander Scott has recently joined BTO’s Residential Property team in Edinburgh as an estate agent and valuer.
Change of chairs at Abbeyfield Scotland
After a decade of dedicated service on the Board of Abbeyfield Scotland, Chairman James Craigie has retired from the role.
James has been Chairman of Abbeyfield Scotland, the not for profit organisation that provides independent living with support for older people in Scotland, for the past seven years and served on the Board for three years before that.
Leading communications executive Geoff comes home to his ‘dream job’
Geoff Day has been appointed director of marketing and external relations at Edinburgh Napier University.
Day returns to the university where he graduated following 15 years in New York City, during which he ran his own PR consultancy and held the post of director of communications and brand experiences at Mercedes-Benz USA.
His CV also includes a spell as communications director for DaimlerChrysler UK, and positions working on behalf of the Buckingham Palace Press Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Henderson Loggie expands Corporate Finance team
Henderson Loggie has appointed Ian McDonald as Senior Manager in the firm’s Corporate Finance team following a strong performance which has seen the firm close a number of deals in recent months.
Jamie Beal has been promoted to the position of Corporate Finance Director based at the accountancy firm’s Glasgow office.
Scottish Salmon body bolsters senior leadership team
The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) is delighted to announce the appointment of Hamish Macdonell, to the newly created role of Director of Strategic Engagement.
Hamish will lead public affairs and communications at the organisation, which represents the UK and Scotland’s no.1 food export.
Gillespie Macandrew partner becomes solicitor advocate
Colin Hamilton, a partner at independent Scottish legal firm Gillespie Macandrew, has become a solicitor advocate able to represent both individuals and companies in the higher civil courts, such as the Court of Session and Supreme Court.
Colin joins partner John Stirling in giving the firm’s clients access to solicitor advocate services.
Two promotions to director and one to associate at DM Hall
DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, has promoted Eric Andrew and Nick Hancock, two Edinburgh-based residential surveyors, currently associates in the firm, to director. Jonathan Hunter, a residential surveyor in DM Hall’s Musselburgh office has been promoted to Associate.
Industry stalwart joins Graham + Sibbald
Graham + Sibbald, the independent Scottish chartered surveyor and property specialist, has hired Suzanne Lawrie from DM Hall (where she headed up the business sales function) to expand the firm’s offering into the wider Business Sales market.
Lawrie, who brings over two decades of experience in selling businesses across Scotland, will work alongside the firm’s market-leading Hotel and Leisure team which includes Pete Seymour, John Docherty and Brogan Grier.
New chair and management team at Cruise Scotland
The organisation successfully marketing Scottish ports to the international cruise industry has a new management team in what is proving another record-breaking season.
The appointments follow Cruise Scotland's agm and come ahead of participation at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon later this month.
Taking over as Chair is Robert Mason, Forth Ports’ Head of Cruise for Capital Cruising in Scotland, who is succeeded as Vice Chair by John McGuigan from Aberdeen Harbour.
EQ Welcomes new talent
A group of seven new Chartered Accountancy trainees have taken up posts with leading Scottish tax and business advisory specialists, EQ Accountants LLP.
The new trainees include four Accountancy graduates from the University of Dundee, Lia Hay (21), Melanie Martin (22), Samantha Turkington (22) and Caitlin Treschman (21), alongside Aiden McIntyre (24), an Aeronautical Engineering graduate from the University of Glasgow and Isla Millar (22) and Mark Moseley (22), both Accountancy and Finance graduates from Heriot-Watt University.
Meanwhile, an additional trio of trainees have also joined the firm’s Forfar office. Nafessa Amjad (17) from Forfar Academy and Gareth Lamb (27), a HND Accountancy graduate from Dundee and Angus College, have both been appointed Trainee Accounts Assistants and Ben Mitchell (19), a third year Accountancy student at Robert Gordon University, is also completing his 48 week university placement.
Law firm recruits eleven new trainees
Eleven trainee solicitors have started two-year traineeships with leading Scottish law firm Thorntons which will see them shadow senior staff from 10 offices across a variety of specialisms.
The programme is believed to be the most comprehensive and varied scheme in the sector, and aims to develop legal skills, strong client care and communication attributes of all trainees under close guidance.
The eleven trainees for 2018 – who come from all across Scotland including Dundee, Fife, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Inverness – are Chloe Anderson, Alan Bell, Catriona Black, Hayley Blackman, Lindsay Cross, Alex Dawson, Scott Douglas, Maria Gravelle, Anna Hills, Angela Robertson and Jillian McLaughlin.
CityFibre makes key appointment to oversee Edinburgh and Stirling full fibre roll-out
CityFibre has appointed a new development manager as it prepares to begin work on a £110m project to transform digital infrastructure in two Scottish cities.
With work on the network roll-out set to commence later this year, CityFibre has appointed Elaine Doherty as City Development Manager to spearhead the delivery of the project.
Volvo Motherwell welcomes six new apprentices
Volvo Motherwell, has recruited six new apprentices to join the workforce at its North Lanarkshire HQ.
Joining the workforce are Mark Rankin and Craig Shaw who carry out their apprenticeships in the Manufacturing Engineering department, Marc Walsh in the Technical Publications division, Reece Alexander in Maintenance Fitting, and Jack Murray who will specialise in Production Control.
The sixth recruit is Graduate Apprentice Electrical Design Engineer, Jamie Clarkson. He will complete a BEng (Hons) degree in Engineering: Design and Manufacturing as part of Volvo Motherwell’s first year of partnership with the University of Strathclyde on a graduate apprenticeship scheme.
Former BBC boss takes reins at British Horseracing
Former BBC Scotland boss, Atholl Duncan, has been appointed as chair of the British Horseracing Authority, which runs the sport across the UK.
The horseracing industry is worth more than £3.5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 85,000 jobs.
An experienced non-executive director in sports organisations, Atholl was a senior executive at the BBC for many years and held the post of Head and News and Current Affairs at BBC Scotland from 2006 to 2011.
Scotframe appoints Daniel Wilson as business development manager
Scotframe, one of the UK’s largest offsite timber frame specialists, has appointed Daniel Wilson as business development manager at its new office within the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC), Swindon.
David Mortimer appointed Managing Director of STV Productions
STV has appointed the highly-respected creative business leader David Mortimer as Managing Director of STV Productions, to support its ambitious plans to build a world-class production company.
Mortimer is responsible for major hit shows including Dragons’ Den (BBC), Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends (BBC), and 71 Degrees North (ITV). He joins STV from Tinopolis – the UK’s largest independent production group – where he was Director of Content, heading up the group’s overall scripted and unscripted strategy across production companies in the UK and US, delivering a turnover of over £200m.
The North British Distillery welcomes new board member
The North British Distillery is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Scott to the company’s board of directors.
Pamela takes on this responsibility alongside her role as Global Operations Excellence Director - Strategy and Standards at Diageo, where she has held a number of roles across the company’s end to end supply chain from starting her career as a Chemistry Graduate in the laboratories. Pamela brings vast leadership and business experience to this position and will help to drive performance improvement and best practice at North British. She has a passion for people development and building inclusion and diversity in the workplace that enable teams and individuals to give their best.
Brewin Dolphin hires new regional relationship manager for Scotland
Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s leading wealth management companies, has appointed a new regional relationship manager (RRM) to develop its professional services proposition across its four Scottish offices.
The move marks the first time that the company has appointed an RRM to look after its growing Scottish professional services offering.
New HR manager for Kitchens International
Karen Miller has been appointed as HR Manager for award-winning kitchen designer and retailer Kitchens International. With over 20 years experience in HR Karen joins the prestigious Scottish kitchen company from Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd.
In the contracts division Ailsa Howorth has just been promoted to another newly created position as Contracts Design Manager, heading up a team of four designers for the expanding contracts division.
Ashtead appoints new corporate development director
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has underlined its commitment to continued growth with the appointment of Stephen Steele as corporate development director.
Steele brings more than 20 years of oil and gas experience to the business and will play a pivotal role in strengthening the company’s market position as it aims to drive further international expansion and widen its service offering.
Kelvinside Academy appointd first head of junior schools
Linda MacBeath’s new role represents the next steps in the partnership between Kelvinside Academy and Craigholme School, which operate under the banner of the Glasgow Schools Trust. The Glasgow Schools Trust, which formed in March this year, is responsible for the oversight and co-ordination of both schools.
Linda MacBeath will take on a combined role at both independent schools after previously holding the positions of Depute and then Acting Head of Colgrain Primary School in Helensburgh.
Cruden maintains its commitment to Scotland’s young workforce
Cruden Group continues to demonstrate its commitment to developing Scotland’s young workforce and bridging the skills gap within the construction industry as it welcomes this year’s intake of 25 new apprentices.
The new apprentices will become part of the 90-strong team of apprentices that the Cruden Group have in training at any one time. As one of Scotland’s largest independent construction firms, Cruden is proud to retain a strong focus on training and development across its group of companies, with twelve apprentices taking a position at Cruden Building in Glasgow and the other thirteen taking a position at sister company, Hart Builders in Edinburgh.
BIG creative director brings big-ticket brand expertise
Marketing agency BIG Partnership has appointed Steven Hill to the new role of creative director, bringing heavyweight experience with some of the country’s most high-profile brands.
Steven has developed strategies for leading brands including Kraft Heinz, Highland Spring, Tennent’s, the Famous Grouse and Royal Bank of Scotland. He has also led hard-hitting public sector creative campaigns for the NHS and Scottish Government.
Board changes at Macfarlane Group PLC
The Board of Macfarlane Group PLC today announces the appointment of Andrea Dunstan as a non-executive director with effect from 1 September 2018.
Andrea has significant experience in the fields of performance management, organisational development, strategy and change management across several sectors, notably distribution and 3rd party logistics (3PL) services. She was most recently Chief People Officer at Premier Farnell PLC. She is also an Executive Council member of Salford University.
Johnston Carmichael goes from strength-to-strength with new senior hire
Leading accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has bolstered its employer services offering with the appointment of a new director who will lead the growing team.
New Head of Employer Services, Brian Rudkin, brings over 25 years’ experience in the industry to his new role. He will lead a specialist department of advisers who support employers in relation to employment tax and pay governance across the country.
Rutherford Cross makes new appointments ahead of fifth birthday
Senior finance recruitment consultancy, Rutherford Cross, has welcomed four new consultants to the business, including experienced finance recruiter Laura Montgomery. The company, a part of the Livingston James Group, celebrates five years of trading next month.
Montgomery, who has over a decade of experience in the senior finance market supporting Scotland’s most reputable large corporates and high growth SMEs, will have a particular focus in recruiting the roles of Group Financial Controller and Finance Director.
In addition to bringing Montgomery on board, Rutherford Cross has also significantly strengthened their senior interim finance team by hiring Gillian Donaldson in Glasgow, and Eleanor Tuner and Gayle Pike in Edinburgh.
Interface welcomes new board members
Interface has welcomed five new strategic board members from industry, the college sector and the newly formed UK government innovation organisation UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The new members are:
Stuart Bain, CEO, Design LED Products Ltd;
Brian Brown, Director of ARMED (Early Intervention & Prevention Solutions), HAS Technology Group;
Liz Connolly, Vice Principal, Corporate Development and Innovation, West College Scotland;
Dr Colin Cooper, Head of Business Networks, Innovate UK;
Yekemi Otaru, Managing Director and founder, Yo! Marketing.
Cullen Property adds new business expertise to investment team
Edinburgh residential property investment and lettings specialist Cullen Property has appointed Mhairi-Clare Galletta as its New Business Executive.
The newly created position further strengthens the company’s team of residential property investment and letting specialists. It follows a period of growth across the industry in Scotland and Edinburgh in particular that has seen Cullen Property expand the company’s portfolio of managed properties as well as its teams.
DLA Piper grows Scotland construction team
Global law firm DLA Piper has bolstered its construction offering in Scotland with the appointment of Ross Campbell to its Construction & Engineering practice in Edinburgh.
Ross joins as legal director from Eversheds Sutherland with over 20 years' experience of energy, infrastructure and real estate development projects, including having been the lead legal adviser on over 45 projects procured under PFI/PPP and DBFO schemes, with an aggregate capital value of over £2bn.
Knight Frank strengthens healthcare team in Scotland
Commercial property agent Knight Frank has expanded its Healthcare valuation team in Scotland in response to growth in the sector.
Valuation partner Iain McGhee, who has been with Knight Frank for 12 years and has previous experience providing valuation advice in the healthcare sector, will now provide advice in the healthcare sector in response to an increase in demand for local expertise.
DM Hall recruits nine graduate surveyors
DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, has recruited nine new graduate surveyors for nine of its offices throughout Scotland. The group will focus mainly on residential property surveying with one dedicated to the commercial property sector.
They are: Hannah Sime, who will operate from the firm’s Kirkcaldy office; William Humphries, Oban; Amelia Rogers, Aberdeen; Leanne Saunders, Dunfermline; Margaret McDowall, Hamilton; Graham Wilson, Musselburgh; Jack Chinery, Dundee; Vanessa Harris, Cumbernauld, and Oliver Lawson, Edinburgh Commercial.
Border appoints new marketing manager
Award winning biscuit manufacturer, Border has recently welcomed Suzie Carlaw to head up the marketing team in the newly created position of Marketing Manager.
Suzie will oversee all marketing activity at Border, working across the retail and foodservice sectors ensuring the brand awareness and market penetration continues to grow across the UK for Border’s premium biscuits.
Glasgow firm welcomes 20 new apprentices
Twenty young people have started a trade apprenticeship programme with one of Scotland’s top construction groups.
Glasgow-based CCG (Scotland) Ltd will offer each of the new recruits an industry-recognised four-year training programme which will cover both practical and theoretical skills to fully equip them for a career in construction.
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