Gilson Gray appoints Eddy Winters as business development director
Law firm Gilson Gray has recruited Eddy Winters as business development director.
Mr Winters comes from a professional services background and worked latterly in the Middle East for legal giants Al Tamimi & Company.
In this role, he specialised in the oil and gas sector, working throughout the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait in offshore energy.
Mr Winters joins Gilson Gray directly from IKM Consulting, experts in engineering, environmental and surveying, where he was head of business development.
Glen Gilson, group chairman and managing partner, said: “Eddy brings the perfect blend of sector experience for Gilson Gray as we seek to continue to make waves in the oil and gas sector over the coming years.
“In addition to his extensive industry knowledge and tender experience, Eddy is also a consummate networker who I’m sure will thrive building both internal and external relationships and I look forward to working closely with him towards our goal of making the firm Scotland’s leading, multi-service law firm.”
Mr Winters is currently working towards an MBA at Heriot-Watt University and will be continuing his studies alongside his full-time role at Gilson Gray, striving to complete the course next year. Due to the lockdown, he will initially join Gilson Gray virtually from home but will be predominantly based in the firm’s central belt offices once it is safe to return.
He said: “Gilson Gray has been on my radar for a few years now and when you find out just how rapidly it has grown, it really is phenomenal. The firm has achieved in seven years, the size and reputation that other firms take decades to reach, so it is a testament to the dynamism of the team that have made it happen and I’m looking forward to playing a part in carving out its next chapter.”