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Wednesday 22nd March 2017

John & Claire will speak on - 'Survive and Thrive'

11.30 am

John Black

Head of Audit Partner

Anderson, Anderson & Brown LLP


John is the Partner in charge of the firm’s Audit Department, which comprises external, internal and joint ventures/contract audit businesses. He has responsibility for a client base which is principally owner managed and venture capital backed businesses across a variety of sectors including oil and gas, shipping, property development, registered social landlords and charities. His audit responsibilities also include international groups.


John’s specialisms include both external and internal audit assignments, refinancing exercises and financial reporting including the implementation of new accounting standards. He has also had considerable experience in business acquisitions, disposals and fundraising.


John trained with Ernst & Young, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. He then worked overseas in the USA both in Houston and Anchorage before joining AAB in 1995.  He has been a Partner since 2000.

Claire Smith

Management Consulting Associate

Anderson, Anderson & Brown LLP


Claire is an Associate in the firm's Management Consulting Division, specialising in strategy, management advisory and integration planning. A qualified Chartered Accountant, prior to joining AAB, Claire trained within the Assurance Department at Deloitte.


Claire is involved in providing clients with advice around start-ups, growth, integration and exit planning. This involves facilitating strategy workshops and the preparation of business plans.


Claire's experience spans the public and private sectors in various services. Her career has involved working with manufacturing clients, as well as regulatory bodies, across the UK as well as internationally. Claire is PRINCE 2 qualified.

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd March 2017

Jason will speak on - 'Printing Reinvented'

1.45 pm

Jason Llewellyn

Key Account Manager

Hewlett Packard

HP's stand will showcase broad diversity of their Print and PC portfolio, suiting small/home offices to large corporate accounts alike. Working within banking, finance, architecture, oil and gas and healthcare industries to name but a few, HP are keep to talk to anyone looking for a transformation in their organisation's printing.


Speak to a Langstane representative about booking an appointment to discuss your printing needs!

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Russell will speak on - 'Why Buy North East'

11.30 am

Russell Borthwick

Chief Executive

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Russell joined the Chamber in February 2016. He was previously managing partner at the Newcastle office of a global marketing agency network, regional managing director for Trinity Mirror North East and also founded his own marketing & communications consultancy Press Ahead, which he ran for nearly a decade.


Originally from Aberdeen, Russell returned to the city after an absence of more than 20 years, having started his career with the Press & Journal.


During his time in the ‘other’ North East, he was involved with many initiatives and campaigns around the themes of inward investment, economic development, place marketing, major event bids and the skills agenda.


As part of his role, he represents the Chamber and its stakeholders on various boards and committees as well as ongoing engagement with the British and Scottish Chambers of Commerce.


He is passionate about the success of the area and sees AGCC as having a key role to play in helping to position city and shire as even better places to live, work, study, invest and do business.

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