Advisory Council member

Tom Smith

Tom Smith developed his company, Nessco Group from providing high technology Telecommunication solutions to the North Sea Oil & Gas industry into a leading player operating globally. Tom sold the company to a US Nasdaq company in 2012 winning the Business Insider Sale of the Year award.

Tom has served as President of the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of O&G UK and Chair of Aberdeen City & Shire Economic Forum. He currently chairs an IT business with offices across the UK.

Views from the board

  • Having heard investors that I know well, actively stepping back from investing in the Scottish economy, I fear for the future and am urging business leaders to share their support for Scotland to remain in the Union of the United Kingdom. It will only be by strength of voice and an evidenced based case that we will be able to defend the will of Scottish businesses of all sizes to remain in the Union.
    — Robert D. Kilgour
  • Patriotism is a love for your country and as a proud Scot I have spent my career helping to build economic opportunities and in attracting investment. I am also proud to be British and passionately want the United Kingdom to endure.  To succeed in that aim, we must acknowledge that remaining part of the Union is a key lynchpin in growing Scotland’s wealth.
    — Jack Perry CBE