Top Marks as James Anderson joins hotel

Top Marks as James Anderson joins hotel

GLASGOW'S Marks Hotel has appointed James Anderson as food and beverage manager.

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Mr Anderson brings more than 12 years of hospitality industry experience to the role, having previously held senior positions at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, latterly as director of conference and banqueting.

He is also a former meetings, events and operations manager at Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond.

At Marks his focus will be on One Ten Bar and Grill, the hotel's restaurant, where he has been asked to introduce new drinks, cocktail and seasonal menus.

General manager Karen Burke said: "While One Ten Bar and Grill has firmly established itself as a favourite with guests and Glaswegians alike, to have a restaurant manager of James's calibre and talent on board will, I believe, take us to the next level in terms of the overall customer experience."

Ian McCall is going global for Deloitte

DELOITTE has announced Ian McCall has joined its Edinburgh office as a partner in charge of its global employer services group.

Mr McCall, who was formerly based in the firm's Dublin practice, is responsible for advising clients in the transport, technology, pharmaceutical, communications, energy, manufacturing and financial services sectors. His expertise covers international and domestic employee tax issues such as company cars, share schemes and payroll.

Mr McCall, a Scot, joined Arthur Andersen in London in 1994, before moving to its Irish office in 2001. Soon after he joined Deloitte Ireland where, until recently, he led its global employer services practice.

Derek Henderson, head of tax for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: "Ian has done a fantastic job with us in Ireland building a strong practice and serving a range of clients across the whole spectrum of industries and client profiles. We are delighted to have persuaded someone with his combination of technical nous, broad experience and depth of expertise to join us."

Pinsent Masons strengthens top team

LAW firm Pinsent Masons has appointed two solicitors to partner level in Scotland.

Glasgow-based property and real estate specialist Martin Devine and Edinburgh colleague Chris Martin, a technology lawyer with a focus on the energy sector, take up their new positions on May 1.

The firm has also appointed senior associates Simona Williamson and Lynsey McKenzie to the post of legal director in Scotland, as part of a group of 15 lawyers who have made the leap throughout the business. Ms Williamson is an expert in construction and disputes-resolution and lectures in construction law at Strathclyde University, while Ms McKenzie focuses on property finance and public and private sector projects.

Kirk Murdoch, chairman of Pinsent Masons Scotland, said: "We believe developing talent is a must if we are to maintain our position as Scotland's largest legal firm and the promotion of both Martin and Chris to partner fulfils that ambition."

Henderson Loggie brings in Gavin Black

ACCOUNTANCY firm Henderson Loggie has appointed Gavin Black as a partner in its audit team.

Mr Black a former director with Baker Tilly, will be based in the firm's Dundee office. His remit will see him involved in developing the audit business across the firm's four offices in Scotland, in addition to advising clients.

Managing partner David Smith said: "We wanted an experienced auditor with strong technical skills and after a thorough review of several strong contenders we have recruited Gavin who was the stand-out candidate. He also brings significant commercial experience, having worked with a wide range of international and UK groups and owner-managed businesses, which will be of direct benefit to the clients with whom he will work."

Mr Black spent more than 10 years with Baker Tilly in Edinburgh, where he trained ultimately became a director. He specialises in manufacturing and distribution, infrastructure, professional practices, retail businesses and student associations.