Savills announces new Head of Office in Edinburgh and Glasgow

24 November 2017

Savills has today (24 November 2017) announced the appointment of directors Craig Timney, as Head of its Edinburgh office, and David Cobban, as Head of Glasgow, with effect from 1st January 2018, working alongside Nick Penny, Head of Scotland at Savills.

In Edinburgh, Craig takes over the role from Charles Dudgeon who has been at the helm of the Edinburgh business for the last 18 years and remains a senior director in the business, managing the UK Rural Agency Division. During this time the office has expanded from seven to 64 staff. Craig joined Savills in 2011 to head the Scottish valuation team from Edinburgh.

Charles comments: “I joined Savills just after we opened in Edinburgh in 1982, and as head of office since 2000 I have had a wonderful run, taking us from a largely residential and rural practice in Charlotte Square to a thriving business with 13 disciplines in Wemyss Place.  We have always given support to enthusiastic and entrepreneurial staff and I am delighted to be handing over a business that commands a Scottish market presence and progressive office environment that is second to none.”

Craig Timney adds: "I am very proud and excited to be taking on the role as Head of Edinburgh. We benefit from operating in an ever popular Capital city which continues to attract significant investment from home and abroad. Our multi-disciplined Edinburgh office is uniquely positioned to advise our clients on the growing opportunities within the region.”

In Glasgow, David will assume the role of head of office from Bruce Patrick, who has held the position since 2013. Promoted to head the Mixed-use and Commercial Development team in Scotland in 2016, Bruce has been a key member of the Glasgow office since 2000.

Bruce comments: "I take great pride in handing over the baton to David who, over his five years at Savills, has proved to be one of the most respected professionals in the market and a key team member in the office.  I will continue to work alongside him and be on hand to assist him in his new role as head of office.  I have no doubt that he will continue to take the Savills brand forward in what is going to be a very exciting time, not only for Savills but the whole Scottish region.”

David Cobban adds: “With over 100 members of staff, Glasgow is a major regional Savills office that has developed and expanded through Bruce’s hard work. I look forward to continuing this success, by maximising productivity through the seamless integration of the many sector specialists and disciplines that sit under one roof to provide the highest quality advice and service to our client base.”

Savills advises on the full spectrum of commercial, rural and residential property in Scotland from nine regional offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Brechin, Aberdeen, Dumfries, Fochabers, Haddington and Ayr.


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Craig Timney

Craig Timney

Director - Head of Valuation Scotland & Head of Edinburgh Office


+44 (0) 131 247 3820


David Cobban

David Cobban

Head of Office
Office Agency


+44 (0) 141 222 4101