Specialist lender and savings bank Paragon has announced the appointment of Fraser Tilley as a new regional asset finance director for Scotland. Mr Tilley joins from Santander, where he spent nine years as Scottish regional director for asset finance, leading the business in growing the commercial l
Swedish Fintech iZettle has appointed Sam Kemp and Sophie Goddard as managers in its Edinburgh office. iZettle is a digital commerce solution for SMEs, with products including a contactless card device through which people can give money to buskers rather than saying they have no change.
Corporate, banking and finance lawyer Sherif Hampton has joined Excello Law as a finance specialist. Mr Hampton qualified in 2009 and has worked at several global law firms including Jones Day and Ashurst.
Sheila Gunn, vice-chair of Wheatley Group, has joined the board of Scottish Building Society in a non-executive role. Ms Gunn has worked in legal practice for 23 years and was previously a partner at Shepherd & Wedderburn for 12 years.
Accountancy and business advisory firm French Duncan LLP has announced a series of appointments in its Edinburgh office following a £250,000 refurbishment. The firm has appointed Stephen Oates as a director in the tax team, supported by assistant manager Jen Kinnear, and chartered financial pl
Benny Higgins has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Anderson Anderson & Brown Wealth Ltd. Mr Higgins has held senior roles in the financial services industry over the last 30 years. He was CEO of Tesco Bank for ten years, prior to this he was CEO of RBS and NatWest, Retail Banking, whi
Andrew Johnston has been appointed to the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Conduct Committee alongside Colin McCarthy-Little, who has been appointed to the FRC's Audit Quality Review Committee. Mr Jonston's term commenced on 1 November 2019 and he replaces Martin Slack who stepped down on
Insurance broker Blackford has appointed Fiona Walker as head of brokering & operations and Doug Prentice as client director in Glasgow as the firm eyes further expansion in Edinburgh. In the latest phase of its expansion, the new firm, which was set up in April by Tom Aldridge, has taken o
Kleinwort Hambros has today announced the appointment of Richard Lockhart as director of private banking in the Edinburgh office. Mr Lockhart will be responsible for originating and managing client relationships and helping to develop Kleinwort Hambros’ presence in Scotland. He will report to
RSM has appointed Paul Smith to join its capital allowance team as director and Will Simpson as an associate director in the firm's corporate tax team. Mr Smith joins from KPMG to head up RSM’s capital allowances advisory team in Scotland and Northern Ireland. He brings over 20 years’ ex
Edinburgh-based Chromacity has appointed chartered accountant Ian Stevens as non-executive chairman. Mr Stevens previously worked for KPMG in Oxford and Prague from 1991 to 1997.
Edinburgh-based venture capital firm Par Equity has appointed former Olympic skier Andrew Noble as partner. Par Equity is an award-winning venture capital firm founded on the principle of equality – with fund investors and professional business angels investing alongside each other for mutual
KPMG UK has promoted 84 people across its five Scottish offices as it prepares for further growth. After announcing its Aberdeen promotions last week, the firm, which employs more than 1,200 people in Scotland, has promoted 51 employees to assistant manager grade, 17 to manager level, while 14 have
PwC Scotland has appointed Allan McGrath as head of financial services, Martin Hislop as partner and Colin Carmichael as director of the firm's Edinburgh Office. Allan McGrath takes up the position of head of financial services at PwC Scotland, following Stephanie Bruce’s move to become chief
Anthony Rafferty and Viva Rudkin have been appointed as the new directors for the board of financial services representative body Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE). Anthony Rafferty is managing director of fintech company Origo Services Limited and Viva Rudkin is managing director o