Jamie Marwick, new finance director at The Scotch Whisky Experience
A summary of November's key appointments, hires and promotions from across Scotland.
Scottish Sports Futures appoints new CEO
Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) has appointed a new CEO and three new Non-Executive Directors to its Board.
Formerly head of operations with the Glasgow based youth charity, Kirsty McNab steps up to become the new chief executive officer. Kirsty, from Glasgow, has been with SSF for six years and has been instrumental in growing the charity’s sports based services for disadvantaged young people across Scotland.
Morton Fraser grows medical negligence team
Leading independent Scottish law firm Morton Fraser is growing its medical negligence team with the appointment of senior solicitor Derek Couper.
Derek who has a breadth of experience in dealing with medical negligence cases and also specialises in birth injury and fatal cases is joining Morton Fraser from the medical negligence team at Shoosmiths LLP.
Former Hibs finance director kicks off new position at Scotch Whisky Experience
Edinburgh’s five star whisky visitor attraction, The Scotch Whisky Experience, has appointed experienced Jamie Marwick as Finance Director.
Having previously trained as an accountant in Bristol, Jamie returned to the capital in 2006 to join Field & Lawn Ltd. He spent over three years with the company, gaining significant experience as Finance Director before joining the Board at Hibernian Football Club in the same capacity in 2010. During this time, he also served as a non-executive director on the Board of The Hibernian Community Foundation and Bioscientifica Ltd.
Trusted land agent announces new head of farm sales
A UK land and estate agent has underlined its commitment to providing expert service by appointing an experienced specialist as head of farm sales.
Bell Ingram has promoted from within to appoint Stewart Hamilton as it strengthens its agricultural presence and investment in farming clients by shining a spotlight on farm sales.
Stewart has a strong agricultural background having grown up on a farm and has an extensive breadth of experience from selling farms across Scotland.
New managing director signals launch of new business
Linear Group has unveiled a brand new business – Linear Design & Construct (LDC) – which sits alongside Linear Projects which celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year.
The new business will be headed up by newly appointed managing director, Ryan Broadley, who joins from Kier Scotland. Ryan brings over 26 years’ practical construction management experience through working for large contractors across a range of sectors and major projects.
British Business Bank appoints UK Network Director to enhance the Scottish business ecosystem
The British Business Bank has appointed Jennifer Donnellan to a new position as UK network director, Devolved Nations. The British Business Bank is the UK government-owned economic development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.
Record deal flow drives expansion at Campbell Dallas
Campbell Dallas has expanded its corporate finance team after recording a record number of deals and a marked rise in fee income during the last 12 months.
The firm has made three new appointments within the corporate finance team - Andrew Rennie joined as a manager from global advisory firm AlixPartners; Jessica Orr joined as an executive and George Wait became the first corporate finance graduate trainee.
MacRoberts announces new Chair
Leading Scottish law firm MacRoberts LLP announced today that Euan Duncan is the firm’s new chair.
Since 2015, Euan has been an extremely valued and effective member of MacRoberts’ management board. This new appointment will see Euan take on the role of chair for the firm as part of the updated and widened strategic management of the firm.
Red Rock Power appoints new CEO
Scottish energy developer, Red Rock Power Limited, has today announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer, Guy Madgwick, as it looks forward to a momentous year ahead following the recent acquisition of 50MW Afton Wind Farm in East Ayrshire for an undisclosed amount.
Chairman of Strachans appointed Honorary Professor by University of Dundee
One of Scotland’s top retail figures is aiming to inspire a new generation of business leaders after being appointed an Honorary Professor for the University of Dundee.
Stanley Morrice is Chairman of Peterhead-based firm Strachans Limited, the UK’s leading offshore industry food and drink supplier, which employs 140 staff and has an annual turnover of £70m.
Gillespie Macandrew appoints commercial property specialist Andrew Yule
Leading independent Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew, has appointed experienced commercial property lawyer, Andrew Yule as legal director.
Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in commercial property and joins the business following a previous directorial position with Burness Paull.
Three technology heavyweights join Swipii as it gears up for global growth
Customer loyalty app, Swipii, has brought on board three senior technology executives as it prepares for a period of rapid expansion.
Swipii was created to help small firms attract repeat business via its online customer loyalty platform. It has appointed Skyscanner growth director, Janet Balneaves to its executive team. It has also appointed former Skyscanner chief operating officer, Mark Logan and 5pm.co.uk founder, Ronnie Somerville, both as non-executive directors to its board.
Morton Fraser appoints senior associate to employment law firm
Leading independent Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has appointed Elise Turner as a senior associate to its Employment Law team.
Based in the firm’s Glasgow office, Turner, an employment law specialist, joins Morton Fraser from Dentons (previously Maclay, Murray & Spens), where she worked for over 9 years advising both employers and employees on employment law matters with a focus on discrimination law.
Gavin Dutch comes on-board as Raven takes flight
Raven, the real time incident management software, has strengthened its team, appointing to the board Gavin Dutch as non-executive chief technology officer.
The appointment follows Raven’s successful deployment at this year’s Ryder Cup in Paris and European Championships in Glasgow.
Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre appoints new managing director
Dr Dave Tudor, previously head of manufacturing strategy for GSK, has been appointed managing director of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, a unique facility offering transformative solutions in small molecule and fine chemical manufacturing.
Urban Union adds to senior team with three new appointments
Leading regeneration company Urban Union has made three new senior appointments, as it continues to launch additional phases at its sites and new developments across Scotland.
Sarah Freel joins Urban Union at their head office in Glasgow as business development manager, having previously worked as regional partnership director at Lovell Partnerships Ltd.
Laurence Millar, who comes from Al Futtaim Carillion, will take up the position of commercial manager, and chartered architect Alan Dunsmore, previously of Persimmon Homes, becomes technical manager at the firm.
Scottish Property Federation appoints new chairman
Miller Mathieson, managing director of CBRE in Scotland & Northern Ireland, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).
Succeeding outgoing chairman Andrew Sutherland (joint managing director of Miller Developments), Miller Mathieson’s new appointment will commence at the SPF’s Annual Dinner, which takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 8 November 2018.
Hampden & Co senior hire and top industry award for UK's newest private bank
Hampden & Co has hired Allison McCowan from C. Hoare & Co, the oldest private bank in the UK. Allison McCowan specialises in providing lending solutions to private clients, a growth area at Hampden & Co
Ichor Systems appoints James Campbell as its new customer support manager
Lanarkshire-headquartered Ichor Systems, has appointed James Campbell as its new customer support manager. His role will focus on supporting new and legacy customers during the company’s current period of expansion.
Ichor Systems is part of NASDAQ listed Ichor Systems Inc, a major global player in the supply of gas, chemical and liquid delivery systems to key manufacturers within the semiconductor sector.
Blackadders bolsters award-winning team with new Partner
National law firm Blackadders has bolstered its award-winning Employment Law team with the appointment of Donna Reynolds as a Partner.
Donna, who will be based primarily in the firm’s Edinburgh office, has 15 years of experience and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in her field. Donna will help drive the growth of the team and the wider business as well as enhance the service Blackadders offers its clients. Donna has advised both employees and employers on a wide variety of issues and has a niche in discrimination law.
Watermans Legal continues expansion with new appointment
Watermans Legal, a specialist law firm with expertise in family, private client and commercial law, has strengthened its offering with the appointment of a property sales consultant.
Jacquie Sandison will be based in the firm’s Leith office and has over two decades of experience advising on property sales in both Edinburgh and London. In her new role, she will be responsible for enhancing the estate agency side of the business and growing the number of property transactions the firm is involved in.
Workflo Solutions make major move into IT
A Livingston-based supplier of network photocopier, scan and print technology is significantly expanding its IT service capacity after appointing a former Silicon Valley IT expert.
Workflo Solutions, which has offices in Livingston and Glasgow, welcomes Fiona MacKellar from CCS Media, taking on a role as IT Services Manager as the company targets a trajectory growth in this area.
Sustained growth sees trio of appointments at Shoosmiths Edinburgh
The Edinburgh office of national law firm Shoosmiths has announced three new legal appointments within its real estate, litigation and employment teams as the award-winning UK-wide business capitalises on increasing client demand for its legal services in Scotland.
With 18 years of legal expertise in real estate and property, including the past eight as a PSL in real estate, Mandy Soppitt has joined Shoosmiths as a PSL for the growing real estate team that was recently named Legal Team of the Year in the Estates Gazette Awards. Ailie McGowan will further strengthen Shoosmiths’ busy litigation team as a solicitor. . Eilidh Wood, whose previous training has included 12 months working in the legal team for the Council of Europe (Strasbourg) and who recently completed her traineeship, will further develop her legal talent as a solicitor within the Edinburgh office’s employment team.
New appointment for Bridgeall
Technology developer Bridgeall has appointed Valerie Main to the newly created position of senior business development Manager to drive its latest digital solution, smartcrowds innovation management software.
Valerie had an extensive and successful career in corporate banking spanning more than 15 years. Prior to joining Bridgeall, Valerie spent the last five years developing new business for two new-start high-growth technology businesses based in the UK.
Social Enterprise Scotland announces new Chief Executive
Social Enterprise Scotland has announced the recruitment of a new chief executive to lead the organisation forward to the next stage of development.
Chris Martin, currently managing director of Callander Youth Project Trust, will take up the post in the new year.
New Board Appointment at MGB Biopharma
MGB Biopharma, the Glasgow-based clinical stage company that is developing a novel class of anti-infective drugs, announces the appointment of Dr Steve Felstead to its board.
Steve was vice president, head of clinical research, pharmatherapeutics division at Pfizer Inc. and, since retiring from this position, has consulted widely on various programmes for pharma/biotech companies and their investors. Steve is a member of AdALta Limited’s Scientific Advisory Board and a member of the Scottish Borders-based angels investment syndicate, TriCap. Earlier this year he was appointed to the role of Chief Medical Officer at Mironid, the Scottish-based pharmaceutical company.
Mace appoints Stewart Ward and rebrand fit-out business as ‘Mace Interiors’
Mace has announced a brand refresh of its fit-out business, ‘Mace Interiors’, and has appointed a new director, Stewart Ward, to run it. The move has been made to better align with Mace’s corporate brand and to reflect closer association with the Mace Group.
Previously called ‘Como’, Mace Interiors is now the name of Mace’s specialist fit-out unit, responsible for a wide range of industry-leading commercial fit-out projects across the UK.
Macphie welcomes new CEO
Scottish food ingredient manufacturer Macphie has announced that Andy Stapley has joined the company as chief executive officer (CEO).
Most recently managing director at Kensey Foods in Cornwall, Mr Stapley has over 15 years board-level experience with major FMCG organisations including Marine Harvest ASA, Youngs Seafood and 2 Sisters Food Group.
Loyal staff member decorated with commercial director role
A leading north-east painting and decorating firm has appointed a commercial director as the business eyes continued growth locally and across the Highlands.
Gavin McCombie, who joined R Davidson (Banchory) Ltd. Painter and Decorator eight years ago as a trainee quantity surveyor, is moving into the board level position on 1 November.
Gilson Gray swoops to poach legal talent
Gilson Gray has swooped to poach two of the country’s top talents from under the noses of a rival.
Private client experts Euan Fleming and Joe Davies have decided to break ranks after being given an opportunity at the “most ambitious law firm in Scotland.”
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe appoints head chef
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, situated in the stunning Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, has appointed Andrew Logie as its new head chef.
Originally joining the team at the upmarket brasserie as a demi chef in 2013, Logie has worked his way through the ranks to take on the role of chef de partie, junior sous chef, sous chef, and now head chef.
Dundee high-flyer becomes Scotland’s first flying graduate to secure pilot post
A Dundee aviation enthusiast, who has been flying since the age of 14, has become the first local flying degree graduate to land a post with the largest independent regional airline in Europe.
Dundee-born Gavin Ritchie (24) is one of the first batch of 53 students who will graduate from Tayside Aviation’s BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice degree at Middlesex University in June 2019.
Having now completed the degree, the first of its kind available in Scotland, Gavin has become the first graduate to land a pilot post. Due to the fast-track nature of the degree, Gavin could be on course to become a Captain within two years.
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