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Martin Welsh

From redundancy threat to running a financial services firm – A journey of success

Martin Welsh spent 9 years working in the oil and gas sector. While facing the possibility of redundancy he decided to take matters into...

Four new associates at BTO Solicitors

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors has made four senior promotions across the firm from a variety of teams. Eileen Sherry, Jennifer King, David Cairns and Andrew...
Left to right are: Graeme Cairns (Team Leader), apprentices Luis Guarin, Abigail Harkness, Kieran Kerr and Demi Wardrop, as well as Arlene Stewart (Senior Operations Manager).

AXA apprenticeship scheme recognised for boosting youth employment in Glasgow

AXA Business Insurance has been named Employer of the Month by Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow.   DYW Glasgow, which is supported by Glasgow Chamber...
David Paterson

C-SAM Ltd appoints new Operations Director

C-SAM Ltd has named David Paterson, a company veteran of 17 years, as Operations Director. David joined C-SAM in 2001 as a developer, advancing to...
(L-R) Tom Fothergill and Niall Rankin

JLL launches new Scotland rating team

Property consultancy JLL has boosted its professional team with the appointment of two valuation specialists. Based in the JLL’s Glasgow office, Niall Rankin has 20...
Owen Ferguson

New MD for Edinburgh online learning specialist

Edinburgh’s online learning specialist GoodPractice has announced that Chief Operating Officer Owen Ferguson is now Managing Director of the business, effective immediately. Owen has worked...
Hamish Lean

Triple boost for Shepherd and Wedderburn Aberdeen

UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has boosted its rural practice with the appointment of three rural lawyers to its Aberdeen office, including one of...
Charlie Fraser (left) Partner, Aberdein Considine has been reunited with former business partner David Burnside (right)

Leading Scottish employment lawyer joins Aberdein Considine

The man at the heart of compensation battles over the North Sea Piper Alpha and Chinook helicopter disasters is returning to frontline legal practice. David...
Left to right are Tim Bunker, Les McAndrew and Calum Campbell of Graham + Sibbald

Graham + Sibbald hires business rates big-hitter

Chartered surveyor Graham + Sibbald has hired Tim Bunker to bolster its rating team in Scotland as the firm gears up for planned changes...
Louise Grant

New partner appointment at EQ Accountants

Louise Grant, who heads up the firm’s Healthcare team, has been appointed as partner at the Dundee office of EQ Accountants LLP. Monifieth born and...
Managing Partner, Graeme Allan with new Partner Steve Mitchell, right

New partner promotion at Anderson Anderson & Brown

Steve Mitchell has been promoted to partner at accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP. Steve, who heads up the firm’s Accounting Services, Outsourcing and...
Robert Smaje (left) and Chris Georgiou (right)

Aiken Group Announces York Office Appointments

Aberdeen-based accommodation specialist Aiken Group has announced the appointments of two key members of staff to head up its recently-opened office in England. The centrally...
Stuart Cameron and Martin O'Carroll

New CEO at helm of UTEC following founders retiral

Global survey company, UTEC, has welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer as its original founder retires from the business. Stuart Cameron has taken on the...
Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Murray McCall of Anderson Strathern

Bruce Farquhar appointed as Chair at Anderson Strathern

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has appointed corporate partner Bruce Farquhar as Chair to lead it during its next phase of growth working alongside...
Katrina Simpson and Richard Hogg

Jackson Hogg targets offshore market with Scottish expansion

North East of England specialist technical recruiter, Jackson Hogg Recruitment, has expanded into Scotland with the appointment of an experienced consultant. In a move that...
Paul Lewis

Global giant's Scottish investment to create 300 jobs

Global professional services firm Genpact plans to create more than 300 new jobs in Glasgow over the next five years, following a decision to...
John Watt

Board appointments at Social Investment Scotland

Scottish funder for the third sector, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is gearing up for continued growth with two new Board appointments. SIS has appointed Susan...
Linda Urquhart

Linda Urquhart OBE Retires as Morton Fraser Chair

Linda Urquhart OBE has announced her retirement from Morton Fraser LLP after 33 years. She will be replaced as Chair of Morton Fraser by...
Amy McKay

Balfour+Manson strengthens Aberdeen office

Legal firm Balfour+Manson has strengthened its team in north east Scotland with the appointment of Amy McKay as an Associate within its Aberdeen office. Ms...
Mary McGoldrick and Alister Gibson

DM Hall appointments to boost commercial property team

Two new experienced commercial surveyors have been appointed to reinforce the West Commercial team at DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of...
David Wallace

New senior BT executive to lead Public Sector business in Scotland

BT has appointed a new senior executive, David Wallace, to head up its public sector business in Scotland and implement a new strategic direction...
Gavin Russell

Surveyor’s career comes full circle with return to Shepherd fold in Dundee

Chartered Surveyor Gavin Russell’s career has come full circle with his appointment as Senior Commercial Surveyor in Shepherd Chartered Surveyors’ Dundee office marking his...
Gerry More

New MD for Stewart Milne Homes in Central Scotland

Gerry More is to become Managing Director of Stewart Milne Homes in Central Scotland with responsibility for growing Stewart Milne Homes’ presence in and...
Douglas Whyte - Winner of IoD Scotland Director of the Year Large Businesses

Director of the Year Awards awarded to best in business

Scotland’s top directors have been honoured at this year’s IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards, celebrating individuals’ business achievements in 2016. 15 top executives...
Tim Currie

CSG recruits to capitalise on new development opportunities

Commercial real estate investment and development company, Chris Stewart Group (CSG), has expanded its senior management team with an eye to future acquisitions and...

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Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

North-East golf networking group swings into action

A new north-east networking group has swung into action offering a unique combination of sport, socialising and business networking. The 19th Hole, founded by experienced...

Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs – a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview – Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 – Capacity

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Laura Sutherland – 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 – Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O'Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...