The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 20 July 2007

Full service creative agency Paligap
wins Doig and Smith account

AWARD-winning Doig & Smith, one of the UK’s biggest and most successful construction consultancy practices, has appointed Ayr-based creative agency Paligap to take over its marketing communications strategy.

[Picture shows: Full service creative agency PALIGAP managing director Stephen Cosh.]

Established 70 years ago, Doig & Smith has expanded in size and in service provision, and now has branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London as well as many site branches in varied locations throughout the UK.

Today Doig & Smith is a fully integrated firm of Chartered Surveyors offering services and specialist skills including Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Facilities Management and Construction Law.

Its list of clients and portfolio of projects are impressive by any standard. Doig & Smith were involved in high profile projects such as the build of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s World Headquarters in Edinburgh, Heathrow’s new East Terminal and the redevelopment of Glasgow International Airport’s Terminal Building. Their other major clients include Scottish Media Group, Radisson Hotel Group, Edinburgh University, Goodrich Corporation and Rolls Royce.

Paligap has now been selected by Doig & Smith to take over the company’s design and marketing communications, and has been commissioned to roll out a new corporate identity for the company at the beginning of September. Work is already well underway, and senior partners at Doig and Smith have already given the thumbs-up to initial concepts.

Paligap’s remit will include redesigning all internal and external communications, advertising, exhibition management and the build of a new company website.

Paligap managing director Stephen Cosh commented: “We are delighted to win such a major contract, and look forward to a long relationship with Doig & Smith. Our role will be to ensure the development of the new Doig & Smith brand, and making sure that they retain their high profile across every platform. Being selected by yet another national company is further confirmation that you don’t have to be in the city to provide world- class solutions and service.”

Founded in 1999, Paligap has become one of Scotland’s premier full service marketing and creative agencies.

Paligap handle all elements of the communications mix covering branding, press, radio, TV and outdoor advertising, public relations and direct marketing, internet and print.

Paligap account director Graeme Niven said: “Our sole reason for existence is to boost our client’s business.

“Our proven track record has ensured that the agency has built up an impressive client list, which includes numerous organisations of all sizes and from every sector.”


Paligap is a member of The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association of some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire in southwest Scotland.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse and the Western House Hotel, and member company activities include estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, legal services, brand management, web design and public relations consultancy.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle runs its own online news magazine, which can be found at

As well as regularly updated illustrated articles about member companies, Ayrshire Business News also features rolling news, business and sports headlines, and its own online department store.

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Sunday, 15 July 2007

Ayr plays host to Glasgow Fair day

AYR Racecourse's traditional Glasgow Fair Monday fixture tomorrow (Monday 16 July 2007) will combine quality racing and great family holiday entertainment.

Fair Monday racing at Ayr has been a tradition for almost 100 years. The action at the seaside track gets under way at 2pm.

Highlight of the seven-race card, sponsored by Giles Insurance, is the £45,000 Giles Insurance 40th Anniversary Heritage Handicap, a Class 2 race over five furlongs.