In brief: Semple named new business leader

David Semple, senior partner of business law firm Semple Fraser WS, is the new president of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. He launched his one-year term of office with a pledge to improve transport, tourism, trade and training and to encourage debate on devolution. “The business community should welcome any decentralisation of decision making to Scotland, but nothing should be done which tilts the playing field against business in Scotland,” he said.