Its always an exciting time when we get to welcome new members to the Blackwood & Smith team. Our people are our biggest asset and we make a point of only hiring the best, brightest and friendliest. Today we would like to introduce three new faces: Marisa, Chloe & Billy. 

Marisa Meola

Marisa has recently joined the team as a Secretary to Struan Ferguson, Partner at the Firm. Her bright and bubbly demeanour makes Marisa a great fit for Blackwood & Smith.  Being brought up in Moffat, Marisa’s previous employment ranges from working in a small paper shop in Moffat, to working for a local MP. Having recently moved to Peebles with her boyfriend, Marisa was excited at the prospect of having a new challenge and is really enjoying her new role.

Marisa’s three favourite things:

  1. Her dog, Nigel
  2. Having a giggle with friends and family (or anyone!)
  3. Going on holiday

Chloe Ramsay 

Chloe joined recently joined us as a Trainee Solicitor. Chloe initially studied a degree in Criminology and Law at the University of Stirling, before deciding to pursue a career in law. Chloe graduated from her law degree at the University of Strathclyde in July 2020 and went on to study her Postgraduate Diploma remotely during lockdown with the University of Glasgow.
Whilst at university, Chloe worked part-time with the NHS in various departments, including Health Records, A&E, Minor Injuries and Staff Bank. Chloe also has a strong background in volunteering, having worked with Victim Support Scotland supporting vulnerable witnesses at court and advising clients at her local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Chloe has been involved in various conveyancing transactions since commencing her traineeship with the firm and she looks forward to participating in the firm’s Will Aid event in November this year. 

Chloe’s three favourite things:

  1. Highland cows
  2. Online shopping
  3. Crime and detective documentaries

Billy Gibbs 

Billy has joined the firm as our newest Estate Agent – however don’t let his fresh face deceive you, Billy knows his stuff! Billy graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2019, having studied Business Management for four years at the University of Edinburgh.  Billy is passionate about the property market, and I think this is obvious to see when you pop into Estate Agency. He has worked in various Estate Agents in Edinburgh gaining experience in the different areas involved in buying and selling.

Billy’s three favourite things:

  1. Skiing
  2. Books
  3. The music of Kanye West


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