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Top chef hires Richard Wilson (not that one)

You better believe it  Marco Pierre White hires Richard Wilson. Picture: Robert Perry

You better believe it  Marco Pierre White hires Richard Wilson. Picture: Robert Perry

I DON’T believe it – Marco Pierre White has personally handpicked the manager for his first restaurant in Glasgow, and he has chosen Richard Wilson.

We’re not talking about the One Foot in the Grave star, but the Glaswegian Wilson who has enjoyed extensive experience in the restaurant sector. He joins White from the original Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, where he was general manager.

The TV chef’s Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill at Hotel Indigo opens next month.

Meanwhile, LeapFrog Investments partner Stewart Langdon has been appointed chairman of the Asia Scotland Institute’s newly-formed business advisory council.

The institute’s executive chairman, Roddy Gow, said: “The council will play an important role in reaching a new generation of business leaders and our journey to become a world-class institution based in Scotland.”

Langdon, who is based in Edinburgh, has 13 years experience in investment banking, corporate finance and private equity investing. Prior to joining LeapFrog he worked at Rothschild for six years in London and Dubai.

Energy services company Proserv has appointed two vice-presidents to its senior management team.

Paul Douglas, who joined Proserv in 2011, has been promoted to the role of VP operations. Bruce Stuart joins the firm from FMC Technologies as VP sales and business development for Europe and West Africa.

Douglas takes overall responsibility for two of Proserv’s key Aberdeenshire facilities, including its Birchmoss test and assembly hub, which provides subsea, drilling and production services, and its Kintore-based marine technology centre.

With a career spanning more than 30 years in the oil & gas industry, Stuart has built up a track record in strategy and leadership. Formerly UK & Canada sales and marketing manager at FMC Technologies, Bruce has also worked in senior sales roles within Cameron and Dril-Quip.

 

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