Glasgow Chartered Accountants and business advisers Martin Aitken & Co has announced the appointment of a director of its business advisory and accounting division, to further broaden its client portfolio service offering across the West of Scotland.
Mark McRae joins Martin Aitken & Co from Scott-Moncrieff where he led its Glasgow Business Advisory team servicing a wide portfolio of clients – from start-ups up to growing and established businesses.
Throughout his 24-year career, he has advised on a raft of business management issues from operational and profitability improvements, fund raising, tax efficiencies and savings, organisational restructuring, training and the provision of practical technical advice for clients across a wide range of sectors. These include manufacturing, engineering, retail, technology, leisure associations, charities and pension schemes.
Moreover, Mark has been heavily involved in the renewable energy sector advising both commercial and community organisations on corporate strategy, tax efficiencies, business planning and fund raising. He has also served as Finance Director of the Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce and was previously on the board of the Glasgow Nautical College.
Mark McRae said: “I’m delighted to join Martin Aitken at a time of real growth for the firm. The firm’s focus matches mine which is the SME market. Martin Aitken & Co is set up to provide the best advice to these businesses and our advanced use of Cloud technology has further enhanced the quality of the accounting and tax services we can provide. A lot of growing businesses are coming to us to obtain the complete suite of advice they need on business planning, fund raising, financial management and tax issues. I’m looking forward to helping our clients become as successful as possible.”
Adrienne Airlie, chief executive of Martin Aitken & Co said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark McRae to the firm. He has an exceptional pedigree and he joins Martin Aitken & Co at an exciting phase in our development. Bringing on board someone of his calibre gives our clients a reassurance that we continue to attract the best people to work with us. Mark’s SME business advisory experience will be highly valuable to us and we look forward to him making a positive contribution to our growth and expansion.”