Posts Tagged ‘appointment’

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!


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.

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.

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!


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

Sunday, July 12th, 2015



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.


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.”


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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