Begbies heads Southard

BEGBIES Traynor has appointed Adam Southard as a director of its Edinburgh office.

Mr Southard, pictured, has joined from Invocas Financial, where he spent the last five years as an insolvency practitioner. He had previously worked for Kroll (now Alix Partners), where he gained experience of working on large and complex administrations.

In his new role, Mr Southard will focus on generating work in the east of Scotland, including the expansion of consumer individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs).

Ken Pattullo, who leads Begbies Traynor in Scotland, said: “With tough economic conditions affecting both consumers and businesses, we are continuing to expand our team and Adam’s appointment will further strengthen our personal insolvency offering.”

Mr Southard said: “This is a great opportunity to join a well-established team and build on Begbies Traynor’s support for individuals or businesses facing financial problems by helping them to take control of their debts.”

Fyvie joins Savills in Aberdeen

PROPERTY firm Savills has hired Stuart Fyvie as a director for its Aberdeen-based building and project consultancy team.

Mr Fyvie, pictured, has joined from FG Burnett in Aberdeen, where he worked for six years in building consultancy. At Savills, he will focus on delivering services such as project monitoring and management, design and specification, dilapidations and building surveys.

Simpson Buglass, head of Savills Aberdeen, said: “Stuart is a well-liked and highly respected professional locally and we are delighted that he will be joining us. As we pride ourselves in delivering a best in class service in the Aberdeen area, Stuart’s addition will help us to further strengthen our offer to clients in the market.”

Mr Fyvie noted: “I am delighted to have joined Savills to establish a dedicated building and project consultancy team in Aberdeen that complements the national service line, working with colleagues in Edinburgh, Glasgow and south of the border.”

Dickson lands new role at rural body

Scottish Land & Estates has appointed Katy Dickson as its new head of policy.

It is a second promotion for Ms Dickson, pictured, at the membership body for landowners, rural businesses and rural professionals, having joined as policy officer in 2014 and before being appointed senior policy officer in 2016.

Ms Dickson’s promotion comes as the land business sector faces a wide range of challenges in agriculture, rural business, land management, environment and conservation.

In her new role, she aty will manage organisational policy activity and provision of advice and information to members.

Ms Dickson said: “The new role provides me with the chance to have a greater influence in developing policy alongside government and stakeholders that delivers for rural business and the countryside.

“There is no shortage of challenges – and opportunities – in front of Scotland’s land-based businesses and during my time at Scottish Land & Estates I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the members and their businesses, providing advice to them and representing their views.”