David Morrison BA(Hons) Dip Comm.
Worked in finance and property for many years before setting up Sangobeg Developments Ltd in 1994 with John Gibson. Sangobeg Developments Ltd successfully redeveloped the former Taybank Works in Morgan Street and thereafter the former Charles Gray Ltd complex at Coldside, together with a number of smaller but successful ventures. Thereafter we set up Tayforth Property Developments Ltd for the Leith development and in 1999, we set up Broxburn Properties Ltd for the development of the former United Biscuits factory in Broxburn. Not only did we renovate the site but also added a further 80,000 sq ft maturation unit to the existing 85,000 sq ft on site.
In late 2008 we developed the former Brora Woollen Mill into a 100,000 sq ft maturation unit and successfully completed the conversion and handed it over to the tenants.
We continue to look for ventures which fit into our overall strategy.
John Gibson FCMA
Qualified as an accountant in 1979.
Worked in London as an accountant with the brewing company Bass Carrington for 2 years before moving to Aberdeen to work in the oil services business with Baker oil Tools. Moved back to Dundee to work as a senior accountant with The Bonar Group.
In 1994, along with my colleague David Morrison we set up our first property company Sangobeg Developments Ltd, and set about acquiring industrial property within Dundee.
In 1996 we set up Tayforth Property Developments to acquire and develop a prime site in Leith, where we built a mixed development of apartments, shops and a regional medical centre.
In 1999 we were joined by Ross Morrison and we set up Broxburn Properties and acquired the former McVities biscuit factory at Broxburn, West Lothian and set about a major renovation of the site. The site is now let to 2 major whisky producers Diageo and North British distillers.
A trained Banker, my first role was at the Bank of Scotland in Wick. From there I transferred to the BoS in Forfar. This was followed by a spell with Standard Life and a legal practice.
In the late 90s I took the opportunity to work in my own property business, firstly in residential then gradually into commercial.
I’ve been involved in a wide range of properties, everything from house building, shops, offices and warehouses to negotiating embassy buildings in Kiev.