Ryan Crighton

Ryan Crighton is a respected marketing and communication expert who builds bespoke campaigns for clients, focussed on delivering tangible financial results.

He joined True North Advisors in 2024 after two years at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, where his passionate advocacy and disruptive strategies helped transform the perception and financial performance of the organisation.

Prior to the Chamber, Ryan was Director of Marketing at UK law firm Aberdein Considine, and led its PR, marketing, communication strategy throughout a period of rapid growth between 2014 and 2021.

He is also an established writer, commentator and columnist across the Scottish and UK media, and previously spent a decade working as a journalist. He was Scotland’s Business Journalist of the Year in 2014.

He is a founding director of the Our Union Street community group which was set-up to arrest the decline of the Aberdeen City Centre. Since the group’s formation, the number of vacant units on Union Street has fallen from a high of 52 down to under 30, and more than £1million has been raised to re-energise the Granite Mile.

He is also vice chairman of Aberdeen Inspired, the city’s Business Improvement District, and runs his own high street SME business in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

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