L/R: Stuart Law (Director & Head of UK Payroll Services at Mazars), Cara Young, Kyle Graham, Andrew Mitchell, John Cuthbert, Michael McAllister, and Andy Mitchell (HRC Recruitment).
A summary of August's key appointments, hires and promotions from across Scotland.
Clark Communications boosts senior team with new appointment
Scottish communications agency Clark Communications has appointed Kirsten Paul as account director in its Edinburgh office.
With more than a decade of experience in public relations, Kirsten will help to manage several of the firm’s corporate clients and will also help to attract new business to the agency.
JLL expands office agency team in Glasgow
Commercial property firm JLL has recruited Kirsteen Lamont as senior surveyor within its award winning office agency team in Glasgow.
Kirsteen arrives from consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton, where she joined as a graduate surveyor in 2014.
Law firm appoints local property expert
Gilson Gray is delighted to announce the addition of the highly regarded East Lothian property expert, David McPhail, to its team based in North Berwick.
David has over 30 years’ of experience as a solicitor and estate agent in East Lothian, specialising in all areas of the residential property market.
Dentons appoints Scotland-based partner as its first global women's advancement director
Dentons, the world's largest law firm, has added two new leadership roles to promote women at the firm and help them enhance their business development and marketing skills. Amanda Jones will take on the role of women's advancement director, and Kate Broer will take on women's business development.
Partner promotions mark start of new era at Burness Paull
Commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP has appointed four new partners to strengthen its senior talent pool as its new management team officially takes the helm.
With effect from 1st August 2018, Peter Lawson takes over as chairman while Tamar Tammes moves into the role of managing partner. The duo are leading an ambitious three year growth plan, building on the forward-looking firm’s success in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
Expanding team at Armstrong Watson Dumfries
Armstrong Watson LLP, Accountants, Business and Financial Advisers continue their growth in Scotland, welcoming John Hunt to the Dumfries team in the role of Financial Planning Consultant.
Radio Clyde welcomes new sales director
Bauer Media Group’s Radio Clyde has announced the appointment of Lynsey Collins as Sales Director.
Lynsey will spearhead the 16-strong award-winning commercial team at one of Bauer Media’s biggest and most successful stations.
SHE Software welcomes new chief technology officer
Scottish technology firm SHE Software has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Chris Rydings as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
With more than 20 years’ experience in the IT sector, Rydings joins SHE Software from international IT service management firm, Axios Systems, where he served as global CTO.
Deloitte strengthens leadership team in Scotland with several director appointments
Business advisory firm Deloitte has bolstered its senior team in Scotland with the appointment of seven new directors.
Six of the new directors – Alex Armstrong, Kevin Baird, Michael Buckley, James Isherwood Lyndsay MacGregor and Roger Mayor – have been promoted whilst Gavin Park joins the firm after 12 years with KPMG.
Increased demand leads to four new posts at Gary Walker & Co Wealth Management
Four new positions have been created to help meet increased client demand and deliver exceptional client servicing at Gary Walker & Co Wealth Management.
Susan Barclay takes up the newly created role of practice manager and as the practice expands with new clients and increased engagement with existing clients. Julia Catto takes on the position of events and marketing executive and will lead the practice’s marketing strategy and initiatives to enhance brand awareness. Kieran Taylor is a graduate of the St. James’s Place Academy and has been recruited to add to Gary Walker & Co’s growing team of financial consultants. Completing the quartet of new appointees is Madelynne Stephen in the newly created role of financial administrator.
Healthy Nibbles names new commercial sales manager as it plans for rapid growth
Corporate snack business Healthy Nibbles has named former Vegware executive Jack Richardson as its commercial sales manager.
Richardson joins the Edinburgh-based company to take responsibility for the commercial team, ensuring both the business and clients are supported through a period of rapid growth.
Senior management team strengthened to support ambitious growth plans at Stewart Milne Group
Stewart Milne Group has appointed a chief operating officer to further strengthen the senior management team as it gears up for a new period of growth.
Stuart MacGregor, formerly group finance director, will take up the newly created post of chief operating officer following a review of the overall group structure.
Specialist Mazars offering on a roll in Glasgow
Mazars, one of the UK’s leading independent accountancy practices, has expanded its dedicated payroll function in Glasgow with a string of promotions and appointments, supported by HRC Recruitment.
Working with HRC Recruitment, Mazars has headhunted another three payroll professionals for its Glasgow offering, taking headcount to 14. The accountancy firm now has a total of 47 dedicated payroll specialists across its national service line.
Systal signals growth plans with two strategic hires
Systal Technology Solutions has announced two new strategic hires as part of its ambitious growth plan.
John Bidgood joins as chief technology officer from IBM. He brings over two decades of Global sales and service delivery expertise across areas including hybrid cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), software defined networking and network virtualisation. He will apply this experience in developing high-value business at Systal, where he will be specifically responsible for developing IT strategies and services for large scale, corporate organisations.
Linda Anderson has also been recruited to the position of marketing manager, in charge of Systal’s full portfolio of online and offline marketing activities.
Major appointments at Bell Ingram boost business
One of Scotland’s independent land agents, Bell Ingram, has advanced its operations with the appointment of three experts, including one of the sector’s most experienced professionals.
Rob Whitson is to join Bell Ingram as Partner and will take responsibility for running the company’s offices in Inverness and Bonar Bridge.
Andrew Fuller joins the Oban office as an Associate Estate Agent following almost 15 years managing high-level private and corporate development projects in the United Arab Emirates.
Thomas Rust also joins the expanding company as an Assistant Land Agent after graduating with a degree in Rural Business Management from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) earlier this year.
Law firm Lindsays expands Corporate team with new Partner in Glasgow
Ian Mitchell joins Lindsays as a Partner in the Corporate team based in Glasgow.
Ian has 20 years’ experience in advising a wide range of clients in relation to corporate transactions and commercial contract work over the life of a business. He has worked with businesses including large corporates, owner-managed businesses, investors and companies raising investment, public sector bodies, funders and charities.
Zenith bolster management and wells team
An Aberdeen-based well engineering and project management company has made a key appointment following a period of significant global growth.
Zenith Energy, which was established in 2012 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, has appointed Simon Lucas as well engineering manager. Simon has worked alongside Zenith management team Martin Booth, managing director, and Chris Collie, operations manager, previously, successfully managing several multi-client, multi rig well programmes in the UKCS and internationally.
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