Our monthly series in the business section is a round up of everything you need to know about the latest appointments in the north and north-east.
Deeside Timberframe name new managing director
North-east headquartered Deeside Timberframe has named David Crawford as its new managing director.
It comes following John Wright’s decision to step back after 40 years with the Stonehaven-based business.
Mr Crawford, previously a director with offsite timber manufacturer CCG (OSM), will officially take up the reins at the timber frame manufacturer on April 1 when Mr Wright will move into an advisory role.
Part of Bancon Group, the Aberdeenshire-based housebuilding and construction company, Deeside Timberframe has been reporting record sales over the last two years.
Contract wins in the social and private housing sector led to a new manufacturing facility opening in Stirling in 2004.
Bancon Group chief executive John Irvine said: “David joins Deeside Timberframe at an exciting stage in our growth. The strong foundations for which have been successfully laid by his predecessor.
“He has a proven track-record in offsite manufacturing and extensive experience of driving change to increase capacity and profits.
“The group is enormously grateful to John for his 40 years of service during which he has become a well-known and well-respected figure in the industry, successfully leading and growing the business, including setting up our second factory.
“We are therefore very pleased that he has agreed to remain as an advisor to the business.”
Deeside Timberframe has been providing precision-engineered timber frames for nearly 40 years.
KPMG has two new directors
KPMG UK has promoted two colleagues to director within its Aberdeen office based at Marischal Square.
Natalie Macfadyen a tax specialist with extensive experience across tax incentives and Vanessa Silcocks, an auditor with the firm since 2010 both took up their new appointments from December 1.
Aberdeen office senior partner Martin Findlay said: “I’m really pleased to announce two new senior appointments across our office.
“These add to the 22 other promotions we’ve made during 2022 and speak to the depth and breadth of quality we have across our firm in the north-east of Scotland.
“It’s crucial for us to continually develop talent to ensure our clients have access to the brightest and best people in the market as we focus on being the fastest growing professional services firm in the UK.
“Congratulations to Natalie and Vanessa on this significant next step in their careers with our firm.”
New Year Honours
Meanwhile, we offer our congratulations to those in the business community who were recipients in the New Year honours list, including:
Founder of construction giant Robertson Group William “Bill” Robertson, who was awarded a knighthood for services to the construction industry and to charity in Scotland.
Brothers James and Peter Gray, joint managing directors of Gray and Adams in Fraserburgh, were made Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for their services to Industry and to the community in Fraserburgh.
Oluwole “Ollie” Folayan, co-founder of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK (AFBE-UK), was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)for services to equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering.
The former chief executive of the North Sea’s offshore energy regulator Andy Samuel was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the energy sector.