New chief has the Solutions

New chief has the Solutions

GREENOCK-based VA Business Solutions has appointed Peter Logue, pictured, to the new role of chief ­executive officer.

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Mr Logue has been with VA as a senior consultant since 2011, and previously held executive roles with Devro, Lenovo and Renold. He was also site director at IBM Greenock.

The creation of the chief executive role is part of an expansion strategy at VA which has seen it open an office in New York and broaden the consultancy services it offers companies in the manufacturing, automotive, technology, energy, transport and logistics sectors."

Director George McCall, who founded VA in 2002, said: "Peter's experience as an executive leader is key to our strategy for growth as we seek to expand our business and add further value to existing clients.

"He joins us with a first class track record in delivering significant and tangible business improvements for clients and is widely acknowledged as a powerful advocate and implementer of change programmes."

Board boost at Eden Scott

SCOTTISH recruitment business Eden Scott has appointed three new directors, James Milne, Lindsey Boxall and Andrew Ferguson, pictured top to bottom.

The three join co-founders Guy Martin, Chris Logue and Michelle Lownie on the board of the company, which employs more than 75 consultants in offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Mr Martin, said: "These appointments signify the commitment the business has to home-grown talent.

"I am confident that James, Lindsey and Andrew will augment this high level of performance in Scotland, as well as building upon our presence in the wider UK and overseas markets."

Employment law, HR and health and safety specialists, Law At Work, have further strengthened their service with two new additions to their team, an employment law and HR training manager, as well as an HR project manager.

New hires for Law at Work

LORNA Gemmell has joined Law at Work as employment law and human resources (HR) training manager.

A former associate at law firm MacRoberts, Ms Gemmell, pictured top, has more than a decade of experience in employment law. She has been brought in to bolster Law at Work's employment law and HR training division, and will be responsible for developing and delivering its client and public training programme.

Ms Gemmell is joined at Law at Work by new HR project manager Stephanie Harper, pictured below. With more than two decades' experience in people management and governance, Ms Harper previously led the HR function of the Dunedin Canmore Group.

Jane Wright, chief executive of Law At Work, said: "We're extremely pleased to welcome both Stephanie and Lorna, who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their individual disciplines."

Go-ahead for Howden in rural role

GO Rural, the Scottish agricultural tourism body, has appointed Sheena Howden as its new business manager.

Ms Howden, who runs Stanley Farm near Perth with husband Tom, heads the organisation's membership and business services arm with founder Caroline Millar, focusing on Go Rural Consulting.

Formerly centre for enterprise manager at Perth College University of the Highlands and Islands, she will help build Go Rural as a voice for Scottish "agritourism", representing the interests of tourism, leisure and food and drink businesses based on farms, estates and crofts.

Ms Millar said: "Sheena is an exceptional business manager with a proven track record in assisting rural entrepreneurs to start or grow their business. She understands the bigger economic picture, having managed several high profile European projects."