Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland






LEWIS hires two creative designers

Design and digital agency LEWIS, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, has increased its creative team by hiring two designers as well as taking on an account manager and two front-end developers.

Steven Scott joins the Edinburgh-based firm from Hookson as senior designer, working alongside design director Scott Walker, and bringing more than 16 years’ experience from agencies such as Mortonward and Whitelightmedia.

Also joining the team is designer Kari Yoshime, who brings six years’ experience, most recently as a designer with Tayburn.

Other recent appointments include Thomas Connolly, formerly of Teviot, as account manager.

While Garry Reeve, previously of MTC Media in Dundee, and Canadian Dominique Soublière have joined as front-end developers.

David Lewis, chief executive, said he plans to expand the business further over the next 12 months.

Space Solutions hire Neil Armstrong

Space Solutions has hired Neil Armstrong to lead its new marketing strategy.

Mr Armstrong, who has more than 10 years’ marketing experience in the property, professional services and pharmaceutical sectors, has been tasked with giving a platform to the range of services Space Solutions provides.

The workplace design specialist is active in architecture, interior design, space planning, relocation and facilities management.

Mr Armstrong joins from Forth Communications, where he was business development director.

He said: “Having achieved significant growth despite the recession, Space Solutions has a desire to continue to grow its presence and services in Scotland. As we look to expand and grow, the investment in marketing and sales function will be a significant part of delivering this objective. It is an exciting time to be joining the business and I am looking forward to the coming months as we look to open up more markets for the Space Solution brands.”

New site manager at BAM

BAM Construction Scotland has appointed Lauren Miller as a new site manager.

Ms Miller, who will be based at the company’s Edinburgh office, joins after working with Lend Lease in London for 13 years.

She brings a wealth of project management experience to the team in Scotland, having previously worked on major hospital and office projects in and around the Square Mile.

Ms Miller’s first job with BAM will be on the landmark £8.5 million Dunfer-mline Museum and Art Gallery (DMAG) project. Designed by Edinburgh-based Richard Murphy Architects, the new building will link the striking facades of two B-listed buildings while adding a state-of-the-art extension incorporating stunning exhibition and gallery space, mezzanine viewing galleries, a café and a bespoke children’s library.

Ms Miller said: “It wasn’t a difficult decision to come to BAM Scotland once I saw the way they work as a joined-up team in their approach to construction projects and clients. DMAG is a great first job for me and the stylish design and level of quality is equal to anything that I worked on in London”.

FarrPoint take on research graduate

Technology and telecoms consultancy FarrPoint has hired Edinburgh Napier University graduate Alexandre Alberet as a research associate.

Mr Alberet, who is originally from Switzerland, will work on the knowledge transfer partnership FarrPoint runs with the university, looking at new ways of identifying cyber security threats as part of a two-year research programme.

He graduated this year with an MSc (Distinction) in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics, also winning the Edinburgh Napier University medal. The university is providing support to FarrPoint, which will work with him investigating the potential for computer programmes to identify potential threats.

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Originally Published: 17.11.2014