Ex Sun writer, Gilmour, gets promotion

A FORMER Scottish Sun sports writer has been promoted within a PR company he has been with for the last seven years.

Chris Gilmour has been appointed the new director of Beattie Communications’ Glasgow operation.

He will head up a 12-strong team and will be responsible for a portfolio of clients including Kwik-Fit Insurance, the Green Insurance Company, Robertson Group, Dawn Construction, Capability Scotland, Westpoint Homes, HF Developments, beCogent and Norbord.

Beattie has also recently hired Joanne Spence, as an account director, from DADA, and she will spearhead what are described as “ambitious plans to grow a new consumer PR team based at the Glasgow office”.

Before DADA, Spence had been at Beattie, as an account administrator.