Scottish communications specialist appoints former MEP as EU Policy Advisor

Struan Stevenson

Edinburgh based communications specialists Indigo has strengthened its team with the appointment of Struan Stevenson as a Senior EU Policy Advisor.

A former MEP with 15 years’ working in Europe, Struan Stevenson has extensive experience having served in the European Parliament for Scotland between 1999 and 2014.

He will focus on supporting Indigo’s Public Affairs team to provide industry-leading advice and insight on the choices facing Scotland with regard to Brexit, as well as intelligence on the key personalities at the EU Commission, Parliament and Council.

Struan’s appointment strengthens the existing team at Indigo which currently employs 12 skilled specialists across the communications spectrum. After eighteen years in operation, Indigo has become one of Scotland’s leading reputation management specialists, ensuring that clients get the right message across to the right people at exactly the right time.

Elaine McKean, Managing Director at Indigo, said “We are thrilled that Struan has joined our team, bringing another dimension of expertise to Indigo’s offering.

“As negotiations around the UK’s exit from the EU gear up, more and more clients are looking for an added level of intelligence and insight in order to prepare their organisation for the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.

“Few people in Scotland can match the breadth and depth of Struan’s experience operating in Brussels and we very much look forward to working with him.”

As a Conservative MEP for Scotland, Struan was a member and later Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party and European Democrats (EPP-ED) group, before becoming a member of the European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR) from 2009.

Struan Stevenson said “Undoubtedly the next few years will bring many challenges and opportunities for organisations in Scotland and now, more than ever, Scottish business and the third sector need to be heavily engaged in the debate about our future relationship with our European neighbours.

“I look forward to working with the Indigo team to advise and support their clients through what is likely to be a long and tough Brexit negotiation process and help them meet the challenges it poses head on.”