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What our clients say:

“Bill, you were the top ranked presenter by a country mile! On behalf of Derrick and the partner team we want to thank you for taking the time to participate in our Q1 Partner Exec Forum. The feedback we have received has been outstanding and I thought I would share some of the comments: ‘Excellent’, ‘Difficult subject treated and delivered very well’, ‘A superb and highly relevant master-class’, ‘Really good to listen to Bill again’. Thank you once again for delivering a superb presentation."
Derrick McCourt, Director Scotland, Wales & UK local government for Microsoft

“Thank you so much for delivering an excellent, amusing and thought provoking after dinner speech last night. I heard numerous complimentary remarks and I'm sure you did too."
Hazel Weston, Events Executive Association of Investment Companies

“I just wanted to thank you personally for your attendance and terrific input at today’s lunch. All of us were hugely interested in what you had to say and to the special insights you gave to the current turmoil. It was also good to hear some positive thoughts and I think everybody went away a little wiser and a little happier."
Peter Shakeshaft, partner, French Duncan

“Bill – by all accounts, last night went extremely well, with one person saying it’s the first time they’ve been at an event and didn’t want it to end! Your role as ‘host with the most’ played an enormous part in making the event go so well and keeping discussion flowing.... heartfelt thanks for your time and hard work in contributing to our evening. We look forward to working with you again."
Elaine Bone, Economic Development Association Scotland

“Thank you so much again for chairing and facilitating such a fascinating and deep reaching discussion yesterday. It really was excellent and I'm sorry we didn't record it."
Donald Reid (Revd), Director,
Festival of Spirituality and Peace,
St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Bill Jamieson


Specialist areas: Business and the economy
Skills: Set-piece speeches, Q&As, facilitating conferences
Popular speaking topics:
  • Where are the aces to be found? (four reasons for some optimism in the economic/political outlook)
  • Can Scotland's economy buck the UK trend?
  • Economy and the Stock Market: What does the future hold?
  • Economic resilience: How Edinburgh compares with top European cities
  • Public spending in Scotland: the case for sweeping reform
  • Infrastructure projects: will they help recovery or hinder it?
  • New directions on planning reform
  • Renewable energy targets: blessing or curse?
  • Edinburgh after the trams


Bill JamiesonBill Jamieson is the former Executive Editor of The Scotsman where he covered finance and economics as well as politics and current affairs. He now runs his own Scottish business news website, as well as continuing to be a regular contributor to The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Spectator Business and to BBC Scotland, both radio and television.

In 2009 he won Business Journalist of the Year and overall Journalist of the Year in the Scottish Press Awards. He also collected Campaign of the Year Award for The Scotsman for its series of articles on the Lloyds-HBOS merger.

Prior to joining The Scotsman in 2000, he was for seven years Economics Editor of The Sunday Telegraph. In addition to speaking and journalism, Bill has written a number of business books including An Illustrated Guide to the British Economy. He also edited Scotland’s Ten Tomorrows and an Illustrated Guide to the Scottish Economy.

Bill is an accomplished performer on business and economics platforms and speaks with passion and humour on the major business and political issues of the day.


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