Posts Tagged ‘appointment’

David Purvis to power operations at RMD

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

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One of the UK’s leading data centre infrastructure specialists has appointed a new head of operations to support the company’s growth in 2016 and beyond.

Alloa-based RMD has strengthened its management team with the recruitment of David Purvis, who joins from infrared sensor specialist Pyreos where he was senior director of global sales.

With a background in engineering and over 20 years of sales and customer support experience, David Purvis will be responsible for planning and controlling change at RMD as well as working closely with external marketing, design and PR consultants.
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Anderson Strathern Asset Management Appoints Donald Barlow as Senior Investment Manager

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Wealth management firm, Anderson Strathern Asset Management, has announced the appointment of Donald Barlow to its investment team. He takes up the position of Senior Investment Manager, and will be drawing on his institutional and private client investment background.

Barlow brings with him 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has previously held the positions of Senior Research Analyst and Investment Manager at Martin Currie. He was also Assistant Investment Analyst in Clydesdale Bank’s Private Client Solutions business, and worked in private client roles at Tilney Investment Management and Edinburgh Fund Managers. More recently, he was an Investment Writer at Standard Life Investments.
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A day in the life of Shay

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Shay is the newest cat and originally hails from the antipodes. She has decided to brave the slightly cooler climes of the Hot Tin Roof office. We asked her why and other questions.

Here’s what she said:

How did you end up working at Hot Tin Roof and how long have you been here?

There is actually some background to this. I worked in a PR agency in Brisbane for a number of years but decided to take time off to satisfy my travel bug and backpack through Europe. I enjoyed an incredible four months of travel and ended up meeting my Edinburgh-local partner who followed me back to Australia. When his Visa expired, we travelled through the US before arriving in Edinburgh just before Christmas in 2015. I’m a newbie at Hot Tin Roof, but I am loving it here and loving the Edinburgh lifestyle.

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Tell us what it’s like to work at Hot Tin Roof in Tweet format.

The original stone walls may be cold, but the constant flow of tea is hot, fuelling the unremitting typing of the cats.

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TenTel appoints Finance Director and Customer Director

Monday, February 1st, 2016

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Challenger telecoms company TenTel has announced two senior appointments as the business gears up for rapid expansion in 2016.

Daniel Halliday, who has been with TenTel since 2014, has been promoted to Finance Director and Scott Mackay has joined as Customer Director. These appointments complete the company’s senior management team and follow its growth from just three staff to over 50 employees in under two years.

A disruptive player in the industry, TenTel specialises in no contract and short-term contract telephone and broadband, a concept that has proved popular with the lettings market. The company recently moved to new premises in the Edinburgh area, creating 40 jobs as it continues to increase its customer base with over 1,000 customers joining every month.
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CodeClan appoints Polly Purvis as first Chair

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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One of the leading figures in the Scottish digital technologies industry has been appointed Chair of CodeClan, Scotland’s first digital skills academy.

Polly Purvis, chief executive of trade body ScotlandIS, which works on behalf of its members in the digital technologies sector, will bring more than 15 years of industry experience to the board as CodeClan’s first Chair.

Purvis was one of the project team behind the creation of CodeClan, working to meet aggressive time targets to attract its first students, and she will continue to play an active role in determining its future direction.

CodeClan is home to a welcoming, active and inspiring community, bound together with a shared goal of producing talented, work ready people hungry for a career in digital. (more…)

ScotlandIS appoints North East Scotland representative Allan Sutherland

Monday, November 30th, 2015

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ScotlandIS, the trade body for the digital technologies industry, has announced the appointment of Allan Sutherland, as its Grampian Co-ordinator.

Sutherland will play a key role in promoting and lobbying on behalf of the digital technology sector in the North East and Aberdeen. Home to tech success stories including Internet for Business, Codify and Inoapps, amongst many others, the industry is continuing to raise its profile and importance to the Scottish economy, in the North East

In 2014 Aberdeen and the North East is estimated to have contributed 12% to Scotland’s GDP, a figure which is predicted to increase in 2015. The region is one of the top 20 in Europe for value of economic output per head of population. The ScotlandIS Grampian Co-ordinator role was created in response to the growing importance of the area’s digital technologies sector and to provide a northern representative for its members.
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A Day in the Life of Jane

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Here at Hot Tin Roof we like to know the answers to the important questions, to this end we asked Jane, the latest cat recruit, to give us the lowdown.

Here’s what she said:

Lunchtime! What do you do and where do you do it?

Food should nourish the soul as well as the body, so I try and avoid falling into the shop-bought sandwich trap – it’s too depressing trying to force down a soggy flavourless sarnie that’s 3 days old!

I like to bring leftovers or healthy salads whenever possible, but if not I’ll pop to somewhere nearby like Social Bite. I think it’s very important to support local businesses and know where your food is coming from. Social Bite is committed to using quality ingredients, and I really admire the work they do to help homeless people get back into work. It doesn’t hurt that their food is also delicious!

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Scotland’s First Digital Skills Academy Appoints CEO Harvey Wheaton

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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CodeClan, Scotland’s first digital software skills academy, today announced the appointment of Harvey Wheaton, as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Wheaton will play a key role in launching CodeClan in Edinburgh, and leading it to success as it prepares to open its doors in October to the first cohort of students.

With 25 years experience in software development, Harvey has worked for a broad range of companies including ICI, Astra Zeneca, Cap Gemini, JPMorgan Chase and Electronic Arts.

Most recently Wheaton has coached a wide variety of software development teams around the world, from video games companies to large financial institutions, helping them transform the way they develop, test and deploy their products and services using Agile methodologies.
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Scottish Equity Partners expand infrastructure team

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has further expanded its infrastructure team with the appointment of Romain Keyen as Associate and Adam Delaney as Director of Finance.

Romain Keyen is based in SEP’s London office and will focus on originating and executing new energy infrastructure investments. He previously worked with BNP Paribas Clean Energy and Glennmont Partners where he was responsible for the acquisition of clean energy assets across Europe.
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Meet Vickie, Hot Tin Roof’s newest cat.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

As Victoria is the youngest cat and the most recent to join Hot Tin Roof we decided to ask her what makes Vickie tick?

Here’s what she said:

How did you end up working at Hot Tin Roof and how long have you been here?

I am the newest recruit at Hot Tin Roof, having only been with the company for 2 months. Hot Tin Roof had been on my radar for a while, so when I saw they were looking for an Account Executive, I was delighted and had to apply!

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Aquila Insight scoops key players from Co-operative and Acxiom as it scales up for growth

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

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The UK’s fastest growing data analytics company, Aquila Insight, today announced appointments in two newly created senior roles as it gears up for further rapid expansion in the second half of 2015.

Neil Carden joins from the Co-operative Group as director of business development, with Matt Hollingsworth leaving data specialists Acxiom to take a leading role as general manager of Aquila Insight’s growing London office.

Carden is a consumer and commercial heavyweight who has seen first-hand the power of evidence based decision making in a retail setting. As Insight Director at the Co-operative Group he developed its customer proposition through customer research and analysis, customer targeting and the measurement of marketing effectiveness.

Prior to joining the Co-operative Group, Carden held senior roles at a number of major companies including KPMG where he worked with UK banks to make investment decisions and deliver technical and culture change programmes. And at MasterCard he was responsible for the development of its consulting, information products and managed services businesses in the UK and Ireland as well as creating and leading its information and analytics proposition in Europe.

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SEP Announces Promotions

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has announced three promotions in its investment team.

Gordon Beveridge and Tony Robison will both take up the role of Director. Angus Conroy has been promoted to Senior Analyst.
Gordon Beveridge, based in SEP’s London office, is one of SEP’s most experienced investment executives, and has a particular focus on IT software and services businesses.

Tony Robison plays a key role in SEP’s energy investments. He has over 20 years commercial and financial experience, having held senior management and board positions in a number of high growth, technology companies.
Angus Conroy has been with SEP for the last 3 years and his promotion reflects his increasing responsibilities within deal execution and support.

Calum Paterson, Managing Partner of SEP, said: “Our people, culture and values are integral to the excellent partnerships that we form with the entrepreneurs and management teams in the companies we invest in. I am delighted to announce these promotions, which underline the strength and depth of our investment team.”

Hot Tin Roof living on the edge

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Hot Tin Roof is fast becoming recognised as one of Scotland’s leading specialists in high tech PR with the announcement today of its appointment by software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions.

The Edinburgh-based independent PR agency will deliver a robust strategy to position the company as a powerful, independent force in software testing.  While seeking to raise the profile and brand awareness of Edge Testing, Hot Tin Roof will also build the reputation of its founders as opinion formers and thought leaders.

Hot Tin Roof’s Director Sarah Lee comments:  “The continued growth of the Scottish software market as well as a significant expansion of the Scottish IT sector has created a powerful opportunity for Edge Testing and we are delighted to be working with them and to be part of their success.”

Edge Testing is Scotland’s fastest growing independent software testing company and its reputation was cemented in 2010 by securing a number of high profile public and private sector accounts including Heineken, Historic Scotland and Ignis Asset Management.

Founders, Susan Chadwick and Brian Ferrie, are respected as two of the UK’s leading experts in software testing.  It is their strong personal reputations in the industry that gives Edge Testing a competitive advantage and has allowed the company to buck the trend of recession and sustain growth since launch, doubling turnover year on year and currently forecasting a 100% increase in turnover to £2.5m in 2011.

Brian Ferrie comments: “We have known Hot Tin Roof for a number of years and are very aware of their reputation for getting results.  We have high expectations and an ambitious growth plan and we trust them to deliver what they promise and to help us achieve our business objectives.”

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For more information contact Sarah Lee.

As featured in The Drum.

Hot Tin Roof lands Three Harbours Seafood festival

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Hot Tin Roof has been appointed by Three Harbours Arts Festival to raise awareness of its seafood festival, increasing visitors and targeting audiences outside East Lothian.

Despite Scotland’s reputation for world class seafood, Three Harbours Seafood Festival is one of only two seafood festivals in the country.

Launched last year in partnership with the arts festival, Three Harbours Seafood Festival, celebrates delicious, locally sourced seafood and East Lothian’s rich coastal heritage.

The festival will be held at the Greenbelt, Prestonpans, with stalls hosted by local fishmongers, restaurants, wine merchants and organic food suppliers.

The Seafood Festival runs from 28-30 May and kicks off on the Friday night with a good old-fashioned knees up led by the Islanders Ceilidh Band. It also coincides with the fifth birthday celebrations of the arts festival, which runs over 10 days.

After a great start last year, the seafood festival is looking to make the festival bigger and better this year. Visitor numbers exceeded expectations in its first year and Hot Tin Roof’s campaign aims to increase numbers from 3000 to 6500.

Sarah Lee, MD of Hot Tin Roof comments: “This is a wonderful project to be involved in and our challenge will be to build on the local enthusiasm, which has made the festival so successful and draw in visitors from outside the local area.  There is only one other specialist seafood festival in Scotland and our aim is to mark Three Harbours firmly on the calendar of all foodies.”

The campaign will be run both on and offline as Hot Tin Roof works to maximise impact and reach its target audience, targeting national newspapers and magazines and using social media to widen appeal.

Hot Tin Roof has a strong reputation for art as well as food PR having previously worked with The Fringe, the CCA and Museums Galleries Scotland, as well as Centotre, The Living Room, Iris and Eteaket

Adele Conn, founder of the Three Harbours seafood and arts festivals, comments:

“We chose Hot Tin Roof to help us because of their impressive track record in the arts as well as food. But more importantly because of the energy and enthusiasm with they approach their work.  We believe the team at Hot Tin Roof will help us grow Three Harbours into Scotland’s best known seafood festival”.

For more information contact Sarah Lee.

As featured in PR Week and The Drum.


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