Business people on the move

Hollicom, the Glasgow-based strategic communications and PR consultancy, today announced a key new appointment as its business-to-business PR services expand.

Ken Symon
Ken Symon

The recruitment move sees experienced editor and leading business and finance journalist Ken Symon join the agency as associate director.

Ken moves to the role from that of editor of Scottish Business Insider and insider.co.uk. His previous roles include deputy editor of The Sunday Times Scotland and business editor of The Scotsman.

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He will lead the business-to-business side of the agency and also work on business development with the executive team, which recently expanded to include creative director and former broadcaster Heather Suttie. Katie Palmer was recently promoted to the executive team as associate director.

Euan Murray

Ken said: “I am delighted to be joining Hollicom as it expands and works to better serve its clients in what is still a very challenging time for many businesses. I am looking forward to working a highly creative team to help advise businesses as they face the issues and opportunities of working in the ‘new normal’ as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed Euan Murray as a partner in its construction and infrastructure team.

He brings 16 years’ experience advising on the procurement, construction and operation of energy and infrastructure projects across the UK.

Euan, who was previously a director at Shepherd and Wedderburn, re-joined the firm on 14 June. Dual qualified in Scotland and England and Wales, has advised a wide range of public and private sector clients on major UK construction and infrastructure projects.

Gary Robertson

Gary Robertson has joined Eco Group in a newly created role of group opportunity strategist.

Gary joins Eco, which is based in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) where he was south of Scotland manager. He will use his experience working with the public and private sectors to develop relationships and explore partnership and funding opportunities, as well as supporting Eco MD Eddie Black and the rest of the senior management team.

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