Scottish IT and telecoms consultancy FarrPoint has expanded its management team with the appointment of Gail Skinner as financial director, continuing the growth the company is experiencing.

Skinner brings with her a wealth of experience from within the Scottish digital scene and has previously worked as financial director with companies including Stripe Communications, The Leith Agency and Blonde Digital.

As well as having over 20 years experience of finance in advertising, PR and creative agencies, she also manages her own financial and operational consultancy, Purple Sapphire. A strong advocate of women in business and entrepreneurship, Skinner spends her spare time working with several charities.

“We are seeing a great deal of growth just now, making the appointment of a financial director essential for our future planning and expansion,” said Andrew Muir, co-founder and director of FarrPoint. “Gail is extremely well qualified for the role, and we’re excited to have her on board.”

FarrPoint is an independent consultancy based in Edinburgh advising organisations throughout the UK on telecoms, IT and technology.

Earlier this year, it increased its presence in the north of England with the opening of its Manchester office along with the appointments of two new consultants. The company also recently helped land successful bids for full-fibre funding in the Highland Council and Greater Manchester areas.