Brewgooder primes for expansion

HeraldScotland:

Brewgooder, the social enterprise which aims to provide clean water to one million people, has appointed Scott MacDonald as commercial director and “chief well digger”, as it sets its sights on increased UK distribution across the on and off trade. 
Mr MacDonald, who has experience with AB Inbev and Eden Mill, has been tasked with increasing Brewgooder’s presence in the UK off-trade and developing an improved draught offering to bars and restaurants. It is currently stocked in 150 outlets.
Mr MacDonald said: “Brewgooder has made a strong start and it’s already a recognised brand having  strong working relationships across some of the UK’s top operators. But now is the time to scale up.”
London is a key focus for Brewgooder and the brand is currently recruiting for a business development manager to help them secure influential listings in the capital. 
Brewgooder is brewed in partnership with BrewDog.

'Fresh chapter' for Esh with change

HeraldScotland:

Esh Border Construction has said the appointment of a new regional director for Scotland marks a “fresh chapter” for the business.
Gerard McMahon will take over the role as the Livingston-based business continues to target fresh expansion, having arrived at the company last year as commercial manager.
The company said it had “quickly recognised his vital contribution” with promotion to regional director, and he now hopes to extend and enhance Esh’s pipeline of work.
The promotion is aimed at steering the company’s growth strategy and Mr McMahon is expected to play a leading role in shaping its long-term fortunes. 
“There undoubtedly continues to be a huge opportunity for an agile, mid-sized business like ours in Scotland," he said.
Mr McMahon, who takes over from Simon Phillips, believes a £5m overhaul of its technology and IT systems, will help it win new business.

McCormack joins Montagu Evans

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Business rates specialist Ken McCormack has joined Montagu Evans’ Glasgow office as Partner, leading the firm’s Scottish rating work.
He joins the firm after 28 years with GVA James Barr, where he became director in 1997 and head of rating in 2000. When James Barr was acquired by GVA in 2013, Ken became senior director and head of rating in Scotland. 
Mr McCormack advises many leading companies across Scotland on rates, many specialising in whisky, renewables, dockyards, pharmaceuticals and telecoms sectors, as well as the retail, offices and industrial sectors.
His former GVA James Barr colleague Steven Dalton has also joined Montagu Evans as a partner.