Bruce returns as WSP opts for experience

Consultancy group WSP has added two senior directors to its building services business in Scotland.

Sheena Howden, right, joins Caroline Millar at Go Rural

Garry Calder and Graeme Bruce will both be joining WSP’s Edinburgh office as technical directors, bringing a combined 50 years’ experience in the building services industry.

Calder joins WSP from Mott MacDonald’s building services team in Edinburgh – which he had established. Projects he has worked on include the Royal Yacht Britannia and Murrayfield Stadium.

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Bruce, who has previously worked at WSP earlier in his career, rejoins from Waterman, where he was regional director for Scotland. He has worked on projects for the Royal Mail, NHS Fife and the Hard Rock Café in Glasgow.

Go Rural, the organisation promoting Scotland as an “agritourism” destination, has hired Sheena Howden as its business manager.

The 52-year-old ran a farmhouse bed and breakfast business before joining the University of the Highlands and Islands to manage Perth College’s centre for enterprise.

She will now head up the membership and business services trading arm of Go Rural. On top of all that, Howden still farms with her husband Tom in Perthshire.

Her involvement will allow founder Caroline Millar to focus on Go Rural Consulting. Millar said: “Sheena is an exceptional business manager with a proven track record in assisting rural entrepreneurs to start or grow their business.

“She understands the bigger economic picture, having managed several high-profile European projects.”