Bank's boost in Ayr
CLYDESDALE Bank has appointed a new commercial manager to strengthen its team in Ayr.
Peter Grassom has been with the bank for 27 years, starting his career in retail banking in Girvan and Ayr before moving to Oban, Glasgow and Saltcoats as manager.
Mr Grassom moved to business banking in 2004 and has since worked across a range of sectors, regions and industries.
Mark Wilson, head of Clydesdale's business and private banking centre in Ayr, said: "Peter's breadth of expertise across the banking sector makes him the perfect candidate to work with new and existing customers in this area."
Mr Grassom said: "I have lived in Ayrshire most of my life and have a natural understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities which face businesses here."
PROPERTY firm Cushman & Wakefield has cast its net to Australia and the US for the latest recruits to its operation in Scotland.
Noemi Van Aken, pictured, has moved from the company's office in California to take up a post as a surveyor with the property and asset management team in Glasgow. Meanwhile, associate Kate Bruce is returning to work after a nine-year career break, having spent the past few years working in Australia. Ms Bruce, who most recently worked with Drivers Jonas and Donaldsons in Glasgow, worked at Cushman & Wakefield 15 years ago.
They are set to work for clients including The Crown Estate, Hunter Property Fund Management, Aviva Investors and Standard Life Investments.
Keeping it in family
RICHARD Simpson, fifth-generation of the malting family, is to become vice chairman of Simpsons Malt.
Mr Simpson has held numerous positions at the family-owned company since joining in 1998, including human resources director most recently.
As vice chairman, he will continue to work with his father and chairman Simon Simpson, as well as managing director Tim McCreath on developing company strategy.
Mr Simpson said of his appointment: "I am very much looking forward to supporting my colleagues as we drive this business forward in line with our company values.
"Simpsons Malt has gone from strength to strength in the last 150 years and, with the backing of our stakeholders and shareholders, I relish the opportunity to play my part in its continued success."
Coyne's director role
ACCOUNTANCY firm Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Pamela Coyne as a director within the firm's corporate recovery practice.
Ms Coyne, who will be based in the firm's Edinburgh office, has been handed responsibility for the corporate recovery business acquired by Scott-Moncrieff from Moore Stephens London, in 2010.
A senior restructuring and insolvency professional, Pamela has more than 20 years' experience in the sector, including a spell with Begbies Traynor Group most recently. She has previously worked with PKF, PwC and RSM Tenon.