Martin Williams


If variety is the spice of life, then my career must be a vindaloo. What else could explain a background that has involved revealing the 'Mission Impossible' takeover attempt of Rangers by Ethan Hunt; that Little Britain stars created a storm when describing Motherwell in less than complimentary terms; unveiling Scotland's most valuable companies; and detailing the £1bn hole in the country's public sector pensions. All without a jug of iced water in sight.


  • The Brietling timepiece, as worn by the Scots star in the James Bond movie Thunderball, was one of the items for sale at a pop culture auction held by Christie's.

    The prop, said to have "vanished" after the film's release, was one of the many gadgets used by the iconic British spy, and was crucial to the film's plot, as it helped 007 locate stolen atomic weapons during underwater scenes.

  • The first annual report of GIB, which opened its headquarters in Edinburgh in November 2012, also revealed the firm paid its part-time chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin £102,258 for the same period.

    The 68-year-old former pupil of Allan Glen's School in Glasgow will receive £120,000 for a full year at the bank.

    The chief executive, Shaun Kingbury, who received pay including pension and benefits of £153,370 in his first five months, received a further incentive bonus of £52,000 to be paid in 2015, subject to shareholder approval.

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Martin Williams

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