Spreng Thomson Recap: political tours, achievements and travel surveys

Kiana GreenanGeneral News

Forth Ports

Scottish Apprenticeship Week

The Spreng Thomson team has had a busy time gathering and creating engaging content for our client Forth Ports Limited. In preparation for, and during Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we visited some of Scotland’s ports to film senior members of staff and apprentices. We kicked off the recordings at the iconic Queensferry crossing, had a lovely sunny day of filming at the Port of Leith and ended the week on a high at the Port of Grangemouth with a visit to the INEOS Grangemouth plant.

Gary Scott and Callum Spreng

Stuart Wallace and apprentices – Port of Leith

Apprentice port tour – Port of Grangemouth

Political visits

Alongside Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we also had the pleasure of supporting political visits to two of Scotland’s busiest ports. We supported the Forth Ports team with the visit of Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, to Scotland’s key strategic freight hub at the Port of Grangemouth.

Derek Knox, Fiona Hyslop MSP and Stuart Wallace

We also supported the visit of The Secretary of State for Scotland, The Rt. Hon. Alister Jack to the Port of Leith. He was given an extensive tour around Scotland’s largest renewables hub by Forth Ports Chief Executive Designate, Stuart Wallace, and spoke to national media on site.

Rt. Hon. Alister Jack MP and Stuart Wallace


We were also honoured to be involved with the announcement of Forth Ports CEO Charles Hammond OBE winning the lifetime achievement award from the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. Charles has been active in the ports sector for over 30 years and his outstanding service to the business community was acknowledged by Edinburgh Chamber Chief Executive.

Charles Hammond OBE

Glasgow Bus Alliance

It was also great to work with the Glasgow Bus Alliance in launching their independent travel survey in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University. This survey gives the people of Glasgow and the surrounding areas a chance to have their voices heard on the future of bus transportation in and around the city. Local media covered the launch of the survey on their channels and expect to see it across a variety of platforms in the coming weeks. You can take part in the survey here.

Fiona Doherty, Cllr Angus Millar, Alex Hornby


Our client, Reactec Limited CEO Jacqui McLaughlin, featured in The Herald Scotland. The piece focused on all the incredible work Reactec does, including their achievements, challenges, learning experiences and highlights so far. You can read the full interview with Jacqui here.

Jacqui McLaughlin

International Women’s Day

Across International Women’s Day 2024, we supported a range of our clients create content which recognises the incredible work by women in their organisations. You can see a selection of this below.

NnG Offshore Wind

Celebrating International Women’s Day from the heart of renewable energy💪

Forth Ports

To mark International Women’s Day 2024 we speak to our Chief Legal and Property Officer Pamela Smyth

Caledonia Housing Association

Thrilled to host our #InsipireInclusion event for International Women’s Day 2024

Loch Duart

Loch Duart #InspiresInclusion every day

Glasgow Bus Alliance

We take a look across social media as our members celebrate International Women’s Day and reflect on what this day means to them

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