Alistair joined the London Scottish Regimental Trusts in 2016, became CEO of London Scottish Volunteer Enterprises 2 years later and recently became Chairman.
Sarah is Deputy Chief Executive at The Union Jack Club and has a wealth of operational management experience at the highest levels within the military, public and financial sectors.
Russell is Chair of Scottish Business Network - a strategic partner of LSH, as well as being a serial international entrepreneur and business and government advisor.
David Fox-Pitt MBE
David is Managing Director of Wildfox Events Ltd and is supporting LSH's new outdoor challenge events; Tartan Trails. David is also a motivational mentor & passionate fundraiser for charity.
The LSH Team
Introducing the LSH employee's that make the magic happen:
Laura is born, bred and has lived in London all her life. She spent most of her career at the Victoria & Albert Museum firstly as Deputy Press Officer, and ultimately as Head of Event Management.
Her favourite part of working at London Scottish House is, in every sense of the word, hospitality, and building relationships with all the associated communities from all walks of life.
Verissa was born and raised in Accra, Ghana West Africa and worked at the Bank of Ghana before relocating to the UK. Verissa worked as Account Assistant at Glo Group, Assistant Management Accountant at Mama Group, and then Finance Manager at Whitechapel Gallery.
Her interest in becoming an accountant began when she was a teenager, inspired by her brother who was an auditor.
Capital Project Manager
Gary is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Association Project Managers. He has a passion for construction and development and over 40 years’ experience in the Education, Retail, Commercial and Residential sector.
Gary is inspired by the cultural background and development potential that LSH offers, not only Scots in London but the wider community as well.
Relationships & Marketing Manager
Bio coming soon.
Community Services Coordinator
Charlotte has over 25 years’ experience in event management, from award ceremonies to conferences, cocktail parties to bespoke events.
Her newly created role sees her leading our outdoor Tartan Trails venture and bringing the LSH community together with a range of exciting services. She believes collaboration is key to building strong business relationships and ensuring excellent customer service remains at its heart.
House Services Coordinator
Pemila was born and raised in London and since leaving college she has predominantly worked in Administration and Front of House roles. Her career has been spent working across different industries gaining various knowledge and skills. Her passion is organising events for charities, friends and family and her favourite thing about working at LSH is being surrounded by the history and the warm welcome of the team.
Whitney Asare Nyame
Whitney started at LSH just weeks after graduating from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Originally from Germany, she fell in love with Scotland after living there for over 4 years. Whitney assists Laura in the Events Department and loves supporting clients in planning the perfect event.
Her favourite thing about LSH is the team spirit and that her job in London connects her back to Scotland.
Silvia was born and raised in Bulgaria before moving to London in 2008 and she continues to study Accountancy alongside her role at LSH. Silvia works closely with Verissa, our Financial Comptroller, and often brings her dog Max to the office to spread some joy.
She loves the positive values of LSH and enjoys the company culture that includes our open and honest communication with staff and clients.
Renato was born in Ethiopia but grew up mainly in Italy. He started making his own pasta sauces at the age of 9 thanks to his neighbour, an old Italian grandma, who introduced him to cooking. He moved to London in 2008 and worked in various venues from 5* hotels to restaurants and gastro pubs.
His favourite dish is Spaghetti al pomodoro e basilico, and he says the tomato sauce has to cook for at least 2h to be ready.
Museum Curator & Archivist for London Scottish Regiment
Andrew holds graduate degrees in history and studied for a research degree at the department of War Studies, King's College, London. Following several years of lecturing in military history and guiding battlefield tours he took up the post of curator in 2014. Andrew is member of the Army Reserve and has served with London Scottish for over two decades. He also plays bagpipes in the Regimental P&Ds!
London Scottish House is working with partners within our community to continue connecting businesses, third sector organisations and individuals. Our partnerships promote strong relationships and opportunity within the community for collaboration, culture and sport.
Supporting Scottish business and entrepreneurship globally. Through SBN we have found our architects, tartan designers & IT consultants to name a few. SBN have believed in our mission since we connected in 2017, forming a partnership to last through challenging times and business as usual. SBN enjoy hosting events at LSH and appreciate the benefits of affordable office space in London.
Connecting and engaging people through sport is a founding principle of our mission. The London Scottish communities are deeply interwoven and long lasting. Our partnership allows LSR to support our community from the grassroots to the professional game whilst allowing LSH to support the wider community.
For LSH, Community means people, place and identity. For Prickly Thistle, this is at the heart of everything they do. Our partnership with Prickly Thistle goes deep into who we are as people, what drives us and what our passions are. Look out for our bespoke tartan and collaborative events ranging from sustainability to the power of identity and so much more.
The Scots in London Group
The SiL is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation made up of 15 Scottish organisations in London. They come together to share the common goal to support and promote the Scottish Community in London. LSH is a founding member of the Scots in London Group and is proud to play a pivotal role in its activities.
Data Protection Policy
London Scottish Volunteer Enterprises Ltd
Company: Means London Scottish Volunteer Enterprises Ltd, a registered company.
GDPR: means the General Data Protection Regulation.
Responsible Person: means Relationships & Marketing Manager.
Register of Systems: means a register of all systems or contexts in which personal data is processed by the Company.
1. Data protection principles
The Company is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR. Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:
a. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
b. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that
is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;
c. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
d. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
e. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and
f. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”
2. General provisions
a. This policy applies to all personal data processed by the Company.
b. The Responsible Person shall take responsibility for the Company’s ongoing compliance with this
c. This policy shall be reviewed at least annually.
d. The Company shall register with the Information Commissioner’s Office as an organisation that processes personal data.
3. Lawful, fair and transparent processing
a. To ensure its processing of data is lawful, fair and transparent, the Company shall maintain a Register of Systems.
b. The Register of Systems shall be reviewed at least annually.
c. Individuals have the right to access their personal data and any such requests made to the company
shall be dealt with in a timely manner.
4. Lawful purposes
a. All data processed by the company must be done on one of the following lawful bases: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task or legitimate interests.
b. The Company shall note the appropriate lawful basis in the Register of Systems.
c. Where consent is relied upon as a lawful basis for processing data, evidence of opt-in consent shall
be kept with the personal data.
d. Where communications are sent to individuals based on their consent, the option for the individual
to revoke their consent should be clearly available and systems should be in place to ensure such revocation is reflected accurately in the Company’s systems.
5. Data minimisation
a. The Company shall ensure that personal data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.
b. The CRM systems used by the Company, such as Wordpress, Stripe and Act! hold the data in the EU.
a. The Company shall take reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate.
b. Where necessary for the lawful basis on which data is processed, steps shall be put in place to
ensure that personal data is kept up to date.
7. Archiving / removal
a. To ensure that personal data is kept for no longer than necessary, the Company shall put in place
an archiving policy for each area in which personal data is processed and review this process
b. The archiving policy shall consider what data should/must be retained, for how long, and why.
a. The Company shall ensure that personal data is stored securely using modern software that is kept- up-to-date.
b. Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security should be in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.
c. When personal data is deleted this should be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable.
d. Appropriate back-up and disaster recovery solutions shall be in place.
In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, the Company shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the ICO (more information on the ICO website).
In the event that an individual wishes to contact the Data Protection Officer they should contact