Raymond has been involved in the political scene in Scotland, Westminster and Europe for well over 25 years having formerly been Minister for Education, Housing, Fisheries and Sport at the Scottish Office, and before that served as Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Northern Ireland Office. He was MP for Aberdeen South, for five years between 1992 and 1997, and then, subsequent to that, Chairman of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party before setting up Halogen in 2002.

He is a highly skilled political strategist and public speaker and has vast experience in conference planning and event management having organised numerous national events in Scotland. Raymond is an excellent communicator and has a vast breadth of knowledge relating to crisis management, firefighting and strategic advice. He is also an experienced media operator with regular appearances on political discussion programmes and news interviews.