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New chairman for BIG

McPherson takes top role at PR agency

Zoe Ogilivie Malcolm McPhersonLawyer Malcolm McPherson has been appointed non-executive chairman of one of Scotland’s biggest PR agencies.

Mr McPherson, senior partner at Edinburgh-based HBJ Gateley, takes on the role at the Glasgow-based BIG Partnership.

BIG director Zoe Ogilvie said: “Malcolm is one of the country’s most experienced and widely respected business figures, and someone we’ve known for many years. He’ll bring a valuable and wise perspective to the existing board.”

HBJ Gateley has 10 offices across the UK and Mr McPherson is a former chairman of Hibernian Football Club.

He said: “I have watched BIG grow from small beginnings to its current position as one of the UK’s largest independent agencies.  

“It’s a business I have long admired, with a strong and talented team.  Given the obvious determination to continue that growth, it’s an exciting time to come on board and I’m greatly looking forward to playing a role in helping the agency achieve its ambitions.” 

Now in its 16th year, BIG has invested heavily in its digital marketing capability and last month opened an office in Manchester, its second in England and sixth overall.

Photo: Zoe Ogilvie and Malcolm McPherson (contributed) 

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