With more than 20 years of marketing and brand experience most recently with PwC – as well as the likes of STV and Macdonald Hotels – Vanessa Kennedy will be tasked with ensuring Gilson Gray continues to be at the forefront of the business community.
The Aberdonian joins the firm shortly after its major 5000 square foot expansion into a neighbouring Rutland Square townhouse and 3500 square foot expansion to their Glasgow office.
Vanessa said: “Making this move has been all about the firm – the ethos, the staff and the underlying drive all fit perfectly with where I want to be.
“We have some of the most talented people in their fields which made me jump at the chance to be a part of the team.”
“It is very evident that everyone at Gilson Gray is here for a reason and that is reflected in the work here, both from the point of view as an insider and for customers and clients who can be sure they will be getting the very best, no matter what.”
Beginning her career in her home town of Aberdeen, Vanessa made the switch to Edinburgh six years ago to work with Visit Scotland and hasn’t looked back since.
She has since held marketing management roles across a range of industries from hospitality and tourism to finance before making the switch to Gilson Gray as Marketing Director.
Glen Gilson, Managing Partner at Gilson Gray, said: “We pride ourselves on attracting the brightest and best in everything that we do and Vanessa is yet more proof of that.
“Her work in the past and her ambition going forward make her the perfect fit for Gilson Gray – I have no doubt she will continue to impress.”
Managing Director Matthew Gray, said: “It is clear already that Vanessa has both the ability and the outlook that will see her succeed along with the firm.”
In 2014, Gilson Gray opened as the largest full service law firm in Scottish legal history, with a portfolio of talent poached from the leading firms in Scotland – opening simultaneously in Glasgow (160 West George Street) and Edinburgh (29 Rutland Square) with a radical client-focused strategy that offers a cost effective alternative to the top ten firms in the country.
The Firm recently landed six awards at the ACQ5 legal awards – the third year in a row that Gilson Gray has seen success – including Managing Partner of the Year award for the second time in three years and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year.