Gilson Gray bolsters marketing and business development team with key appointments

Rachael Etheridge (left) and Kelly Jones (right)

EDINBURGH-BASED full-service legal firm Gilson Gray welcomes Kelly Jones as Marketing Manager and Rachael Etheridge as Business Development Manager, enhancing their marketing and business development team.

Kelly Jones, formerly a senior account manager at communications agency The Lane, brings diverse experience across corporate sectors, including legal and professional services. In her new role, Jones aims to drive Gilson Gray’s marketing strategy, unlocking new opportunities and maintaining the firm’s position as a market leader.

Rachael Etheridge, with over ten years of experience in business development and marketing roles within legal firms, takes on a newly created position. Etheridge’s focus will be on advancing Gilson Gray’s regional offering by overseeing the delivery of strategic growth plans.

Vanessa Kennedy, who was promoted to Director of Marketing and Business Development in September 2023, expressed enthusiasm about the new additions to the team. “Kelly and Rachael are valuable additions to the team. We have ambitious growth plans, and their experience will enable us to seize new opportunities and propel the firm forward with fully aligned strategic marketing and business development goals. We have a very exciting year ahead.”

Kelly Jones shared her excitement about joining Gilson Gray, stating, “It’s an exciting time to be joining Gilson Gray. The firm already has an excellent reputation, and I am eager to build on this by continuing to raise awareness of the brand across the UK through a range of campaigns that will further elevate its position.”

Rachael Etheridge, looking forward to contributing to Gilson Gray’s growth, said, “I’m looking forward to being part of the next chapter of Gilson Gray’s growth. As the Firm approaches its tenth anniversary, it is an ideal time to capitalise upon and develop further the strong identity and market position of the Group.”

The new hires come after the promotion of Vanessa Kennedy, emphasising Gilson Gray’s commitment to strategic growth and development.

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