Swinson speaks

YOU might think she has enough on her plate fighting Brexit and leading the Liberal Democrats, but Jo Swinson has squeezed a non-political engagement into her schedule this month. And it looks like it is for a worthy cause.

Ms Swinson has been unveiled as the keynote speaker for a conference which aims to attract schoolgirls to careers in asset management. The Future Asset conference, which takes place in Glasgow on September 24 in Glasgow, is expected to gather hundreds of 16-18-year-old girls from all over Scotland.

Ms Swinson said: “I am delighted to take part in the Future Asset conference. Empowering a future generation of Scotland’s schoolgirls to know that there are no limits to their success is a strong and important message.”

Art in Resonance

PROPERTY asset manager Resonance Capital has underlined its credentials as a patron of the arts by sponsoring a collection which celebrates some of Scotland’s creative stars.

People, the first solo exhibition from Glasgow photographer Kris Kesiak, runs at The Vacant Space Gallery on Argyle Street from September 17 to 22. And among the stars featured are Scottish vocalists Barbara Dickson Horse, Frances Thorburn and Roseanne Reid, eldest daughter of The Proclaimers’ Craig Reid.

Mr Kesiak is originally from Poland and has lived in Glasgow for 17 years. He said: “I’m beyond thrilled to have Resonance Capital’s support on this exhibition. I’ve worked with Angela Higgins and her team for many years and have utmost respect for her personally and professionally. They have supported brilliant arts projects over the years and I feel humbled my exhibition joins that list.”

Two on up at ES

ENTREPRENEURIAL Scotland has added two new directors to its senior management team.

Sara Cook, who was the first ES employee to embark on the Saltire Fellowship, is the new director of talent programmes. She is joined by new finance director Sean McGrath, who worked with Deloitte and London & Scottish Investments before joining.