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23 May 2024

The Big EWIL Debate: Net Zero – Viable concept or a challenge too far?

The Executive Women in Leadership (EWIL) network recently held a topical debate on Net Zero.  We were delighted to have Amanda Young, former Chief Sustainability Officer at abrdn plc, and Dr Valentina Kretzschmar, Vice President Consulting, Climate Risk, and Strategy at Wood Mackenzie, lead a robust and challenging discussion. Valentina started by emphasising the immense […]
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17 May 2024

Coutts Scale Up Dinner

Together with our friends at Coutts we hosted a scale up dinner this week, bringing together a group of Non-Executive Directors, CEOs and investors. Our speaker was Tom O’Hara, CEO of Kick ICT. In 2015, along with Alan Turnbull and David Chazan, Tom established Kick ICT, which has become a distinguished leader in the IT managed service industry through a blend of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Even before [...]
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Adam Brown

Director

16 May 2024

FWB Launches 2024 Executive Leadership Programme

FWB and the University of Edinburgh Business School are delighted to launch their 2024 Executive Leadership Programme. Back for its fourth year, the programme was established following the successful launch of both the Executive Women in Leadership and Non-Executive Development Programmes, all of which have now supported over 600 delegates in furthering their careers. The […]
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3 April 2024

Turcan Connell appoint Irene Steel as Chief Finance & Operating Officer

FWB are delighted to have advised on the appointment of Irene Steel, as new Chief Finance and Operating Officer for leading legal and tax planning experts, Turcan Connell. Turcan Connell Managing Partner, Gillian Crandles, comments: “We were extremely well supported by FWB in this [...]
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Jamie Brown

Director

2 April 2024

FWB appoints a new Chair

Edinburgh-based business forges ahead with growth plans after the sale of its energy practice in Aberdeen Executive recruitment firm FWB has appointed Brian Williamson as its new chair. Taking over from Bill McCall, the Scottish business veteran's current and recent roles include being chair of Elevator a director at Equity Gap, chair at 4icg and vice chair for central[...]
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28 March 2024

Demystifying ESG: Practical actions to unlock value.

In a world increasingly shaped by environmental and social challenges, the conversation around sustainable business practices has never been more pertinent. Yesterday, FWB had the privilege of hosting Nick and Emma Walford, founders of Perigon Partners, for an enlightening discussion on demystifying [...]
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18 March 2024

FWB sells its Oil & Gas Practice to Boyden

FWB are pleased to announce the sale of our Oil & Gas Practice to the Executive Search company Boyden – a move aimed at unlocking further investment opportunities for our core business and sharpening focus on key long term strategic growth sectors across the UK [...]
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15 March 2024

Re-Launch of The Scottish Finance Leaders Network

For over 20 years there has been a Finance Directors Group in Scotland. It began as group of CFOs from Scotland’s top plcs who met to share ideas, learnings and challenges to support and better each other as they developed in their careers. It became a great networking opportunity [...]
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13 March 2024

Economic Resilience: Insights from Economic Roundtable Dinner

Last week, FWB co-hosted an Economic Roundtable dinner with the Royal Bank of Scotland, featuring a talk by their Senior Economist, Katerina Lisenkova. The event, held the day after the recent UK budget announcement, provided valuable insights into the economic landscape of both [...]
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1 March 2024

Zero Waste Scotland appoint Dominic Fry as Chair

FWB are pleased to have advised on the appointment of Dominic Fry as the new Chair of Scotland’s circular economy expert. Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where they can have the greatest impact on [...]
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20 December 2023

The Donaldson Group appoints Paula Richardson as Chief People Officer

FWB are pleased to have advised on the appointment of Paula Richardson as Chief People Officer of The Donaldson Group, the 6th generation family business and pioneering timber experts, with over 1700 employees across 11 businesses and 6 independently operating brands. Jaclyn Needham commented: “We were pleased to help with this key appointment and have […]
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