Bill was the Executive Editor of The Scotsman for 11 years where he wrote regularly on finance and economics as well as politics and current affairs. He has also been a regular contributor to Scotland on Sunday, Spectator Business and to BBC Scotland, both radio and television.

Since stepping down from The Scotsman, which he continues to write for, he has established Scott-Buzz, the one-stop business news website aiming to help business enterprise and the SME sector.

In 2009 Bill won Business Journalist of the Year and overall Journalist of the Year in the Scottish Press Awards. He also collected Campaign of the Year Award for The Scotsman for its series of articles on the Lloyds-HBOS merger.

Prior to joining The Scotsman in 2000, Bill was for seven years Economics Editor of The Sunday Telegraph. In addition to speaking and journalism, Bill has written business books including Goldstrike!, the inside story of the take over battle for Consolidated Goldfields. Bill is also the author of a number of books on economics and politics including An Illustrated Guide to the British Economy and Scotland’s Ten Tomorrows.

Bill is an accomplished performer on business and investment platforms and speaks with passion and humour on the major business and political issues of the day.