Promotion victory for Vipond

THE sales department at The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday newspaper has promoted one of its senior figures, to become group head of the papers’ ‘retail’ team.

Andrew Vipond has been given the post after having been with the company for 18 months, during which time he has – says the company – “progressed steadily through the roles of tele sales and field sales executive”.

Andrew will report to advertising manager, Gill Neil, who has been given the responsibility of managing the sponsorship and business teams as well as The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday retail team.

Gill returned to head office in November last year from the Fife Herald & Post newspaper, where she held the position of sales manager. She will continue to report to Steven Thomas, general manager, display advertising.

Said Thomas: “Andrew’s promotion is richly deserved and is in keeping with our policy of growing our own talent.”