City Partnership in digital services push to meet demand

William Grant Buckley. Picture: Contributed
William Grant Buckley. Picture: Contributed
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The City Partnership (UK), which was set up ten years ago and provides a range of back-office accounting and fund administration services, is rolling out two new divisions to meet expanding client demand.

The firm, founded by Robin Smeaton and based in Edinburgh and London, announced today that it had created a “digital enterprise technology” arm and a corporate communications division to complement its existing business streams. It believes the new operations will “help businesses automate their essential digital functions and improve their investor-relations communications”.

William Grant-Buckley, the co-creator of Google London’s Untangle the Web business, has joined as head of digital and software development and will work alongside Rudi Smeaton, a former vice president with Royal Bank of Scotland in the US, who is the newly appointed director of financial analysis and enterprise technology at The City Partnership.

Grant-Buckley has previously led a string of commercial digital projects, including for the Jamie Oliver Group – developing the coding and back-end systems for the TV chef’s restaurant chain.

Rudi Smeaton said: “We now have a highly-experienced team across digital and corporate communications capable of handling and delivering sizeable projects.

“We have spent a lot of time planning and preparing the team, now they are in place I’m certain 2016 is going to be a major year for City and our clients.”