On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Stewart Ritchie, compliance support and development manager at DM Hall. Picture: Contributed
Stewart Ritchie, compliance support and development manager at DM Hall. Picture: Contributed
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DM Hall, the Scottish independent chartered surveyor, has appointed Stewart Ritchie as its compliance support and development manager.

Now based in the firm’s Dunfermline office, Stewart spent 30 years, latterly in senior positions, with the Halifax, followed by business development roles in the insurance broking and taxation services sectors. In his new role, he will undertake health and safety and audit checks within DM Hall’s 25 offices throughout Scotland.

He said: “I am also looking forward to assisting with the development role and taking the quality name and service of DM Hall out to the marketplace using my previous experience.”

Eric Curran, managing partner at DM Hall, added: “Stewart’s is a new appointment to a role that is increasingly important in the professional services sector. We are very pleased to have secured the services of such a highly experienced and accomplished senior executive.”

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