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CBC Announce Strategic Leadership Appointments

29th April 2020

Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC) is delighted to announce changes which strengthen its leadership team with the return of Bill Thomson OBE and the promotion of Gareth McColl to Partners of the firm. 

Bill returns to Clyde Blowers where for over two decades he played a key part in creating the outstanding track record which formed the basis of Clyde Blowers Capital of which Bill was a Founding Partner. He was responsible for the impressive expansion and development of Clyde Blowers in China, where he founded CBC’s Beijing office. Bill was instrumental in the success of previous Clyde Blowers’ investments; Clyde Bergemann, Clyde Materials Handling, Interbulk, Clean Cut and H-Fang.  

Gareth has been at CBC for 10 years and can count on an array of operational and investment experience firstly as an Investment Analyst and then Associate Director, before being appointed Investment Director in 2017. He played a pivotal role in global oilfield service platform, Allrig, and US-based precision motion control expert, Cone Drive, which was successfully exited to The Timken Company in 2018 in a deal worth $245m. 

CBC Founder, Chairman and CEO, Jim McColl, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Bill and Gareth as Partners at Clyde Blowers Capital,  significantly strengthening the leadership team. As we embark on an exciting new chapter, their skill set, expertise and experience will be invaluable”.

Bill and Gareth have experience of investing in and managing businesses through previous economic cycles. Their and the wider CBC team’s immediate attention will be on providing assistance and guidance for businesses during these difficult and unprecedented times.