Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland





Shiells appointed to LSH directorship

Property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has appointed Andrew Shiells as a director in its capital markets team in Scotland.

Mr Shiells joins LSH from Knight Frank, where he was a key deal maker in the company’s Investment team. He has worked with clients such as M&G, SWIP, TIAA Henderson, CBRE Global Investors and UBS Global Real Estate on major transactions including the £37.4m sale of the Lochrin Square office development in Edinburgh, and the £21.5m purchase of a prime retail asset on Glasgow’s Argyle Street.

Mr Shiells will be based in LSH’s Edinburgh office and carry out investment business throughout Scotland.

Mike Thatcher, regional operations director at Lambert Smith Hampton said: “This is the first of a number of major investments we plan to make in Scotland as part of our ambitious development plans.

“We welcome Andrew and the experience and skills he brings to help drive forward our expansion at this time when we are seeing exciting new opportunities.”

The Glasgow office of LSH is also expanding with the recent appointment of Surveyor Stewart Alleyne who has joined the Corporate & Public Sector Services team and Kirsteen Lamont, Graduate Surveyor who joins the Office Agency and Industrial and Logistics teams.

Neil McVicar, Head of LSH Scotland said: “The boost to our teams in Scotland is very welcome. The strength of our experience and local market knowledge as well as access to a national network will enable us to make the most of the upturn in the market.”

Changes at the top at Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank has made changes to its board and senior management, including the appointment of Dr Teresa Robson-Capps to the boardroom as a non-executive director.

At present chairwoman of ACS Clothing, Payment Shield Group Holdings and Broker Network Holdings, Dr Robson-Capps will also join the board of National Australia Group Europe.

Additionally, David Gillespie is joining the executive committee of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks to the new role of distribution director.

He will take charge of their retail, SME, specialist business, private, and direct operations, after 21 years with RBS.

Lastly, John Hooper, executive director and chief operating officer, is retiring from the National Australia Bank Group.

He had joined the lender’s London branch in 1996.

Cushman & Wakefield boosts Scots team

Global property agent Cushman & Wakefield has increased its Scottish team by four after celebrating a record year for that part of the business.

Lynsey Gibb, formerly of Ryden, has joined the professional services team, working with Peter Balnave and focusing on lease advisory and valuation work.

Jenny Mitchell has joined the project-management and consultancy department from GVA James Barr. Boosting the ranks of the property and asset-management team, led by David Simpson, is Martin Sheed, while Fergus MacLennan, formerly of Ryden & Culverwell, is providing maternity cover for Gillian Giles in the business space Scotland team.

Cushman & Wakefield said the turnover of its Glasgow and Edinburgh offices grew by 30 per cent in 2013, and David Davidson, managing director for Scotland, said the four new recruits all bring “strong” track records, “and I am confident that they will make an important contribution to our business going forward”.

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Originally Published: 03.11.2014