Take a closer glimpse into the Saxton Bampfylde team based in Scotland with our Capital Views feature. The company’s Scottish office is based in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End in Melville Street.
Past, present and future As an Associate Consultant in the Scotland office, I work with clients representing all of Scotland’s industries from financial services, arts & culture, luxury manufacturing to education. The variety is what makes this role so exciting.
Rainy day dreams I have just returned from New York where it cheerfully poured with rain whilst we were exploring Central Park; a hop and skip to the Met and we were lost for hours in awe of the collections there. I particularly loved the ancient Greek and Roman jewellery as well as the collection of 19th-20th Century European paintings which I have only ever dreamt about seeing in real life.
True passion With a toddler in tow, my true passion of travelling to far-flung places across the world has slightly been put on hold, but I hope to one day take him to visit exciting and unusual places far from the madding crowd.
One hot tip Just outside Edinburgh’s city bypass lies Jupiter Artland, an extraordinary, privately owned house and grounds which exhibits works by some of the UK’s most famous contemporary sculptors, including the beautiful Landforms by Charles Jencks. There is also a very good restaurant in a gorgeous setting with excellent home baking.
Sum up your practice group area in three wordsEntrepreneurial, challenging and inspiring.
Which sectors or geographic regions in Scotland do you believe are thriving at the moment?Scotland has recently seen its fair share of economic challenges recently, however one area that we are excited about is the luxury manufacturing and retail sector. Scotland is home of world-class whisky, hand-made Harris Tweed and cashmere, and there has been a resurgence in preserving the heritage and quality of these products as well as looking to grow on a global scale.