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GA Engineering Sliding Head has bolstered its senior team with a strategic appointment to help drive further growth in UK and international markets.

Kerry Devlin

Kerry Devlin has joined the Dundee-based company in the role of operations director following the retirement of operations manager, Jim Stuart.

Part of integrated manufacturing specialist, Pryme Group, the business provides machined components to many of the world's leading manufacturers across the oil and gas, aerospace, defence and medical industries.

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With more than a decade’s experience in industrial engineering, Kerry has worked internationally in the Far East and United States for some of the world’s leading oilfield services businesses.

Clare Slipper, Parliamentary Officer, National Farmers Union Scotland appears before the European and External Relations Committee as it met to take evidence on the The implications to Scotland of Brexit - business and sectoral interests: 27 July 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

A graduate of the University of Strathclyde with a degree in product design engineering, Glasgow-born Kerry has risen through the ranks from machine shop to plant, operations and project management roles – gaining key expertise in the manufacture of completion tools and support systems.

Message Matters, award-winning strategic communications agency, has appointed public affairs and communications specialist Clare Slipper.

Clare joins the Edinburgh-based company as an associate, bringing with her almost 10 years in-house and agency experience in public affairs and communications.

Having started her career working in the Edinburgh team of the international communications firm Engine MHP, she joins Message Matters having spent the last seven years working for the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland where she led the political strategy and public affairs output of the organisation.

Adam Morrison

Message Matters director Andy Maciver said: “Clare’s very highly regarded by Ministers, advisers and politicians across Holyrood and Westminster.”

Adam Morrison, project director for Moray West Offshore Wind Farm at Ocean Winds, has been elected as chair of New Scottish Renewables for a three-year term.

Adam replaces Rob Forrest, chief exec of renewable energy developer GreenPower, who had chaired the organisation since 2018. Adam previously served as a co-opted member of Renewables board in 2018 before re-joining in 2020.


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