Accountancy firm Azets has hired Frazer Nicol to head up a new Corporate Tax Team within the firm’s fast-growing Aberdeen office. Mr Nicol joins Azets as a tax director from the Aberdeen office of Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP.
North-east investment specialist Scott James & Associates has appointed Alaina Howie as a financial adviser. It is hoped that Ms Howie's appointment will help meet increased demand for sound financial advice since the onset of the pandemic.
The board of abrdn has announced that Hannah Grove will be appointed as a non-executive director on 1 September 2021 and that Melanie Gee, will stand down from the Board at the conclusion of her second three-year term of appointment on 31 October 2021. Hannah Grove brings more than 20 years of
Edinburgh-based private bank Hampden & Co has reported a strong first half with year-on-year double-digit increases in income, deposits and lending. In the six months to 30 June 2021, income was up by £1.2 million or 24 per cent against the first half of the previous year to £6 milli
Law firm Murray Beith Murray has announced internal promotions and a recruitment appointment within the firm’s tax group. Laura Brown, who has been with Murray Beith Murray since 2016, has been promoted to director of tax. Ms Brown, an accountant by profession, is a tax specialist and ha
Cushman & Wakefield has announced the promotion of Priya Kharbanda, Ewan Stewart and Adam Watt to senior surveyors in the Scottish operation. They are among 44 promotions across a range of markets, skill lines and functions across the UK.
KPMG has appointed James Kergon as Scotland senior partner to lead the business advisory firm nationally. Mr Kergon is responsible for a team of more than 1,300 people across KPMG’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with a remit to drive the firm’s growth in Scotland.
Chartered accountancy firm French Duncan has appointed Elizabeth Leonard as its new director in its corporate tax team. It is hoped that Ms Leonard's appointment will help extend its client base in a post-pandemic economy, and beyond.
Orkney-based Scholes Chartered Accountants has appointed Ryan Allan as a director. Mr Allan, who began his accountancy career with Scholes CA in 2011, has been an associate director with the firm for the past two years. He now joins directors Karen Scholes and Ivan Houston at the helm of the company
Anderson Strathern has made a duo of senior appointments, with the Scottish legal firm making a partner promotion and a hire to its highly-rated residential property team. Jemma Richardson, deputy head of the firm’s residential property department, is appointed a partner, while Edwina de Klee
Glasgow-based Xcel Financial Services Limited (XFS Limited), a provider of sales ledger management, credit control and debt recovery, has appointed Margo Kidd as a director. Ms Kidd joined XFS Limited in 2020 as chief operations officer and has 32 years of experience in the collections industry
Global financial services consulting firm Sionic has appointed Scott Lee as a partner in the firm’s Wealth Management & Private Banking Practice Mr Lee joins Sionic from his former role as investment management director in the Wealth & Asset Management Practice at KPMG. Based in
Professional services firm Begbies Traynor has appointed personal insolvency specialist David Tannock as a manager based at its Glasgow office. With more than 18 years’ experience in the insolvency sector, Mr Tannock joins from an accountancy and business advisory services firm in Glasgow wher
Wealth manager Cazenove Capital has announced the appointment of James Burley as a portfolio director in Edinburgh as part of a new regional strategy. Mr Burley joins the business, part of the Schroders Group, with over 14 years’ experience of providing strategic planning and investment manage
Edinburgh-based Cumulus Oncology has appointed Nicola Broughton as a non-executive director as Europe’s first oncology drug discovery accelerator continues in scale-up mode and targets its next investment round. Ms Broughton, a former investment director at Mercia Asset Management, is the mana