Huntswood appoints Millhouse to spearhead Scottish expansion

Huntswood, a leading provider of professional services to the retail financial services industry, with clients throughout the UK, Europe and USA, thas appointed Brian Millhouse as its managing director for Scotland.

The appointment follows the opening of new offices for the firm in Strathclyde Business Park in November 2004.

Millhouse brings over 20 years of experience in customer services, business consulting, IT, operations management and programme/change management.

His relationship with Huntswood began back in 1999 when he contracted the organisation to help support operations for Alba Life (formerly Britannia Life).

Millhouse says: “As a past client I have first hand experience of the quality of delivery and the innovation that Huntswood has demonstrated within financial services.

“I have been impressed by the company’s significant growth, its capability and its ambition.

I am delighted to join the business at a very exciting time, and look forward to leading the continuing growth of our business in Scotland, and to contributing to the on-going success of Huntswood”.

The expansion programme has been assisted by Scottish Development International, the joint venture between the Scottish Executive and Scottish Enterprise and is backed by a Scottish Executive RSA grant offer of up to 1.5 mn.

David Brownlow, chief executive of Huntswood, and Ernst & Young’s emerging entrepreneur of the Year 2004, says: “I am thrilled to have Brian on board with Huntswood. We are fully committed to Scotland and developing both our Consulting presence and Customer Services operating centre.

“Brian’s experience combined with an in-depth understanding of our business and the needs of financial services in Scotland will significantly add weight to our strategic goals.”

Since the opening of Strathclyde Huntswood has been hugely successful in the creation of 203 jobs, well above initial expectations.

The number of jobs will continue to escalate to the end of the year and throughout 2006.