Advisory Council member

William Frame

William Frame is founder and Managing Director of Braemore Estates and has over 40 years of experience within the property industry.

William left school in 1976 to work in his father’s textile business. In 1980, William left the business and moved to Edinburgh to work with Slater, Hogg and Howison and by 1982, he was running the Portobello Branch.

He returned to the family business in 1988 and realigned the business to focus on property development. During the next 30 years at Braemore Estates, William has successfully grown the business and overseen the development of over 275 properties.

Outwith property development, William has successfully developed and grown a number of businesses, including Braemore Property Management which he sold to Lomond Capital in 2011 and Cromars Fish and Chip Shop. Cromars was an award-winning business from 2013 to 2018, when he relinquished his role as director.

William’s current primary business interests are Archibald Frame Limited trading as Braemore Estates and Tomatin Trading Company Ltd. William purchased a site at Tomatin in 2005 which historically housed a Little Chef, Hotel and Petrol station and he has waited patiently for 13 years for the time to be right to develop it. In November 2018, he received planning permission for a development which will incorporate a 99 bedroomed hotel, 200 seater café, farm shop, retail outlets and fuel filling station.

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