New Scottish office for specialist exec search firm Colt Mckenzie Mcnair

Colt Mackenzie McNair (CMM), the specialist executive search firm operating across the global golf markets, has opened a Scottish office to service the country’s golf economy, which generates annual revenues of over £1billion.

Headed by Managing Consultant, Douglas Philip, the Edinburgh office will they say “Allow CMM to offer a face-to-face and highly focused service to Scotland’s many world-class golf clubs and resorts that continually seek best-of-breed business professionals”.

Commenting on the new office, Richard Wood, Director of Colt Mackenzie McNair, said: “It makes perfect sense to open a Scottish office as, according to recent KPMG research*, the golf industry is worth a staggering £1.171billion to the Scottish economy annually, and employs nearly 20,000 people – that’s one in every 25 jobs is golf-related.

“Even though Scotland’s golf industry is well-established there is still a substantial amount of golf course and resort development underway and our new office, in the heart of Edinburgh, will be able to service the needs of developers and, of course, the recruitment requirements of existing businesses.”

With Douglas’ move to head up Scottish operations, Mike Shrieve joins CMM as a Research Analyst, based at the company’s head office.

Mike, who has a first class degree in Sports Management (Golf) from Bournemouth University and plays off a five handicap, joins the business from The Grove in Hertfordshire where he was Golf Guest Services Supervisor. Mike has also spent time at Frenchman’s Creek Beach and Country Club in Florida, USA.

Richard Wood added: “CMM’s aim is to promote the golf industry as a ‘destination of choice’ for top talent and one of Mike’s key tasks will be to establish and manage our intern and graduate program. This will develop a nursery of talent which feeds intellectually hungry people with high aspirations directly into the golf industry.”

CMM is also sad to announce the departure of Principal Consultant, Ian Timberlake, who has been with the business for six years.

“Ian leaves with our thanks – we all wish him the very best for the future. CMM is at an important stage in its development as a truly global operator and the opening of the Scottish office, marrying with the work undertaken at our UK headquarters, and in Dubai and Hong Kong, allows us to take a truly global approach to executive search and recruitment,” concluded Wood.

CMM’s new Scottish office address is: 1 St Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AA. To contact Managing Consultant, Douglas Philip, telephone 0131 220 8246, or email:

For further information about CMM visit, or call +44 (0) 1344 292299.

* KPMG’s ‘Value of Golf to Scotland’s Economy’ report was commissioned this year by the Scottish Golf Union in conjunction with VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise


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