Health boost for Anderson Strathern

ANDERSON Strathern has boosted its Glasgow office by recruiting solicitor advocate Natalie McCartney to its healthcare team.

Ms McCartney will worked with the law firm's team of accredited specialists in medical negligence, Judy Williamson and Robert Carr, alongside Gary Burton, currently based in the Edinburgh office.

She has joined Anderson Strathern from Thompsons, where she became a solicitor advocate in 2013, and previously worked for Harper McLeod and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Robert Carr, chair of Anderson Stathern and leader of its healthcare team, said: "We are delighted to welcome Natalie to the team. Her credentials in pursuer litigation and as a solicitor advocate mean she is ideally placed to establish the team's Glasgow and west of Scotland presence."

Campbell Dallas appoints two new partners

SCOTTISH accountancy firm Campbell Dallas has appointed two partners in a move to expand the services and advice it offers clients.

Graham Cunning, who has been a consultant to the firm for two years, has been hired as corporate finance partner.

Having previously worked for two of the 'big four' accounts, and held senior positions in banking, he will provide corporate finance advice to companies and shareholders in areas ranging from mergers and acquisitions to private equity.

Murdoch MacLennan will be responsible for driving the firm's business development across the owner managed business sector in Scotland. Formerly of Clydesdale Bank, he brings an established track record of delivering business solutions to clients to the role.

Chris Horne, managing partner at Campbell Dallas, said: "We are delighted to have two people of this calibre on board."

ACE hires Black as finance chief

ACE Winches, the winch and deck machinery specialist, has hired Colin Black as chief commercial officer, a role introduced to strengthen the company's management board.

Mr Black joins as the firm sets its sights on international growth supported by the introduction of new technology. He is responsible for leading and managing its overall commercial strategy and the management of the ACE Winch Academy.

Mr Black said: "ACE Winches has an enviable reputation as the original equipment manufacturer and market leader in deck machinery solutions, and with my operational background I fully understand the demands of an industry facing the challenges of low oil price.

"As a co-inventor of several patents I am really enjoying the creative environment within ACE Winches and the solutions we provide. We have already introduced a number of new patented technologies and innovations to the market to address these challenges."

Barrhead strengthens business team

BARRHEAD Travel has appointed Paul Reid as business development manager for its corporate travel division.

Mr Reid, who joins from Carlson Wagonlit Travel, brings eight years of business travel experience to the role. He will be responsible for continuing the expansion of the Barrhead Business Travel division.

Sharon Munro, chief executive of Barrhead Travel, said: "Paul is a very welcome addition to our business travel team. While the corporate travel side of the business has expanded substantially over the past few years, which resulted in the team outgrowing the premises in Glasgow and moving to a new site, we know that there is incredible potential for further development and Paul will be instrumental in achieving this."

Mr Reid said: "The opportunity to work for such a successful Scottish business was one that I couldn't turn down. The business travel team is incredibly customer-focused and flexible, which can only benefit the customer, and the technological investment that Barrhead Travel has already made across business and leisure travel is remarkable."