Business people on the move

Chris Smith has joined KPMG as new director in its tax team as the firm looks to boost its specialist offering in Scotland.

Chris Smith

He will lead a team of dedicated personal tax advisers, focusing on private wealth and shareholder tax advice – helping clients to grow and protect their wealth in turbulent times.

Chris has more than 11 years’ experience and joins KPMG from mid-market firm Grant Thornton.

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Chris said, “Over the next few months and years, personal tax advice is set to become more important than ever before.

Nicky Logue

"Political leaders throughout the world have signalled that reforms to capital taxes will form a key part of post-Covid recovery plans, which naturally will have an impact on many of our clients.

"Possible increases to capital gains tax, the introduction of a wealth tax and the increased movement of people as we shift away from the old ‘office-based’ culture will all offer new opportunities and issues for our clients.”

Hydrogen, Scotland’s largest specialist social media agency, has appointed Nicky Logue as managing director as part of a number of managerial changes.

The new position sees her take on the day-to-day running of the growing company, as well as heading up a newly created senior management team.

David Natusch

Previously in the role of strategy director, Nicky led the paid, insights and marketing departments at Hydrogen, developing customer-centric market strategies for clients.

This move sees company founders Mike Scott and Daniel Rae move to groupwide roles as Hydrogen looks to extend its portfolio offering, with Mike taking up the role of CEO and Daniel chief innovation officer.

Experienced site and project manager David Natusch has been appointed project director at leading Glasgow development company Calma Group.With a wealth of construction management experience as well as from running his own project management consultancy, Staunch Projects, since 1999, he joined Shawfield-based Calma Group last year. Working as a construction project manager over the past nine months, David has overseen several multi-million pound new developments.

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