John Hannah and Norman Gray

North east accountancy practice acquires competitor

A north-east accountancy firm is continuing to expand its client base with the completion of a six-figure acquisition. SBP Accountants and Tax Advisers has agreed a deal to buyout established Aberdeen business, Norman Gray &…

Stuart Ferguson

Well-SENSE secures seven-figure equity investment from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

Downhole technology specialist, Well-SENSE, has secured a seven-figure equity investment from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (“SAEV”), alongside its current owners, FrontRow Energy Technology Group Limited (“FrontRow”) and management. The support of SAEV as a strategic…

Blair Nimmo

Rippin Limited administration leads to 25 redundancies

Blair Nimmo and Alistair McAlinden of KPMG LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators of Rippin Limited on 13 August 2018. The Cowdenbeath-based company, established in 1974, is a leading structural steel fabricator operating across Scotland…

Les Hill

LFH Engineering boosts sales to £3m with growing international focus

Strengthening global links has helped a north-east specialist in engine pump manufacturing post healthy sales figures as it targets further growth in the international market. Ellon-based LFH Engineering achieved sales of £3m for its 2017/18…

L-R: Stuart Law (Director & Head of UK Payroll Services at Mazars), Cara Young, Kyle Graham, Andrew Mitchell, John Cuthbert, Michael McAllister, and Andy Mitchell (HRC Recruitment).

Mazars expands payroll offering in Glasgow

Accountancy practice, Mazars, has expanded its dedicated payroll function in Glasgow with a string of promotions and appointments. The firm, which moved into new premises at 100 Queen Street in February 2018, has made four…

From left - Kieran Taylor, Julia Catto, Madelynne Stephen and Susan Barclay

Four new positions created at Gary Walker & Co Wealth Management

Four new positions have been created to help meet increased client demand and deliver client servicing at Gary Walker & Co Wealth Management. The roles include a dedicated practice manager, an events and marketing executive…

Peter pictured here receiving his Caithness Glass Trophy with Morag Matson - the Programme Lead for the Accounting and Finance course at RGU, and John Black of AAB.

Anderson Anderson & Brown awards best final year student in Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors in the UK, sponsors of The Robert Gordon University Best Final Year Student in Accounting and Finance BA…

Jon Hughes

IGF appoints asset based lending director in Scotland

Commercial finance provider Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has appointed Neil Kindness as asset based lending (ABL) Director as the company expands its presence in Scotland. Neil has over 30 years’ experience in invoice finance and asset based lending…

Deloitte strengthens leadership team in Scotland with seven director appointments

Business advisory firm Deloitte has bolstered its senior team in Scotland with the appointment of seven new directors. Six of the new directors – Alex Armstrong, Kevin Baird, Michael Buckley, James Isherwood Lyndsay MacGregor and…

Greg McNally and Alan Bird

Campbell Dallas appoints new VAT Partner and International Customs Specialist

Campbell Dallas has appointed a second VAT Partner and a specialist Customs International Trade specialist within the firm’s fast-growing Indirect Tax practice. Glasgow-based Greg McNally has been promoted to VAT Partner and will provide specialist…

Ray Entwistle

Hampden & Co’s Chairman Ray Entwistle to retire from Board

The founding Chairman of Hampden & Co, Ray Entwistle, intends to step down from their board later in the year. Mr. Entwistle moved to Scotland in 1977 to set up Lloyds Bank’s first branch in…

From left to right; Keith Boyes, Martyn Paterson, Fraser Porter and Andrew Reynolds of AAB Wealth

AAB Wealth break £300m Assets Under Advice barrier

Anderson Anderson & Brown Wealth Ltd (AAB Wealth), one of Scotland’s leading independent financial planning firms, has announced a £100m increase in Assets under Advice (AUA) over the last twelve months, taking the firm’s total…

Alan Davis, Chairman, Henderson Loggie

Glasgow partners buy out Henderson Loggie business

The Glasgow Partners of Henderson Loggie Chartered Accountants have acquired the business, with the new business to be called Cornerstone Accountants. Douglas Woodhouse, Susan Wood, Stephen McKelvie and Kenneth McEwen will cease to be members of…

Nigel Roberts

Johnston Carmichael appoints new head of VAT & duty

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its tax team with the appointment of a new Head of VAT & Duty. Nigel Roberts, who brings over 30 years’ experience in VAT and tax, will lead…

The Infinity Partnership staff

Four national award nominations for Infinity Partnership

Infinity Partnership, the Aberdeen accountancy and business advisory firm, has been shortlisted for four national awards. The business has been named a finalist in three categories at the 2018 British Accountancy Awards and has been nominated…

John Hannah outside the new premises

Accountancy firm’s seven-figure investment in new Aberdeen HQ

A north-east accountancy firm has invested a seven-figure sum with the purchase and refurbishment of a new Aberdeen office in the city’s west end. SBP Accountants & Tax Advisers has moved its city operation to 42…

David Ferguson

AIM listing for Nucleus gives £140m valuation

Edinburgh-based Nucleus Financial is valued at nearly £140 million as it floats on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) today. Nucleus is a wrap platform founded in 2006 by advisers committed to altering the balance of power…

Left to right are Lewis Phillips of Campfire and Andrew Dobbie of MadeBrave (by David Wilkinson)

Glasgow’s MadeBrave acquires Edinburgh based content production agency Campfire

Creative brand agency MadeBrave has aquired Edinburgh-based content production agency Campfire. The deal will see the creation of a new holding company, BornOriginal Group, under which MadeBrave and Campfire will continue to operate independently with MadeBrave’s founding director Andrew…

Cone Drive US office

Clyde Blowers sells Cone Drive to The Timken Company

East Kilbride-based Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC) has sold precision motion control expert, Cone Drive, to The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), subject to customary government and regulatory approvals. Since acquiring Cone Drive in 2012, CBC has…

Phillip Lockwood-Holmes and Iain Valentine

Dentsu Aegis Network strengthens its creative capability with the acquisition of Whitespace

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Edinburgh-based creative agency, Whitespace for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1997, Whitespace has developed into one of Scotland’s most awarded creative agencies with a client list that includes Aegon, Sainsbury’s…

Claire Leece

RSM announces new regional audit managing partner in Scotland

RSM UK has appointed Claire Leece as the regional audit managing partner (RAMP) for Scotland. Claire Leece, who joined the firm in 2003, is an audit and assurance partner with significant experience working with owner…

Shona Campbell and David Smith of Henderson Loggie

Henderson Loggie strengthens restructuring team with new director appointment

Henderson Loggie has strengthened its restructuring team with the appointment of a new director in its Edinburgh office. Shona Campbell has joined Henderson Loggie from KPMG and will be responsible for providing advice to stressed…

Scottish Event Campus

Scottish Event Campus turnover increases to £29.1m

Turnover at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has increased by 1% to £29.1m with operating profit increasing by 19% to £1.3m. Peter Duthie, Chief Executive, SEC commented: “This has been a really encouraging year with…

Charlotte Stewart

Charlotte Stewart: More Costs on their way for Contractors & Service Companies?

Aberdeen, more than most, has given much thought to the effects of the off-payroll working rules introduced into the public sector in April 2017, and the potential repercussions if these rules were rolled out into…

An architectural image of the Barclays’ new campus at Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow

Barclays unveils new Glasgow campus project to double Scottish workforce

Barclays has unveiled plans to develop a new campus at Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow, which will be able to accommodate up to 2,500 additional roles, doubling Barclays’ current workforce in Scotland and making the bank one of…