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New Chairman at Turnbull & Scott (Engineers) Ltd.

18 April 2017

David Sigsworth OBE has taken up the role of Chairman at Hawick based Turnbull & Scott, the heat transfer specialist engineering firm.

He also undertakes a range of non-executive roles and is Chairman of Sigma Capital Group plc. Previously, David spent eight years as Chairman of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and prior to that his career spanned 43 years in the utility sector up to 2005. He held several positions on the Board of Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE) and was Commercial Director of Scottish Hydro Electric plc.

Whilst serving as Generation Director he held responsibility for all of SSE’s environmental issues and managed one of the largest and most diverse generation fleets in the UK with over 10,000 MW of plant. He was also responsible for a £1 billion programme of investments in renewable generation technologies.

David is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee. He is also Vice-President of the Association for Decentralised Energy, and a Trustee of the think tank Sustainability First.

Peter Murphy, Turnbull & Scott’s Managing Director, said:

“We are delighted to have secured David and look forward to benefiting from the extensive knowledge and wisdom he has gained through his many years experience.”

When asked about his appointment David Sigsworth said:

“Turnbull & Scott have a reputation for quality engineering and thought leadership in heat exchanger design. I look forward to working with them to take advantage of the industry’s current need to decarbonise and improve the energy efficiency of heat transfer systems.”


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Peter Murphy, Managing Director.
Telephone number: 01450 372 053


Notes for Editor:

Company information:

Turnbull & Scott (Engineers) Ltd are mechanical & electrical Engineers specialising in the Generation, Transfer and Recovery of heat. The company has 80 years of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of commercial heating systems and industrial process equipment including heat exchangers, boiler installations and steam supply systems across Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Distilling and Industrial construction projects.