Business advisory and accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown has appointed managing partners in its Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices.

Derek Mitchell will take over at the Granite City head office with its team of 250 and Lyn Calder in the capital, which has a staff of 40, on 1 April.

They will oversee AAB’s audit, business advisory, tax, corporate finance, payroll & employment taxes, consulting and wealth management services in their respective offices.

Tax specialist Mitchell joined 14 years ago and is head of the firm’s Business Advisory Group. Calder joined the Corporate Finance team shortly before AAB opened its Edinburgh office in June 2018 and is head of deals in the Central Belt.

Chief executive Graeme Allan said: “We are delighted to announce both Derek and Lyn’s

“As the business continues to expand in both the Central Belt and Aberdeen, each of them will play a key role in building on the strong track record we have achieved whilst ensuring that we continue to evolve, improve and invest in our business working alongside myself and the Board.

“It is an exciting time for our business as we work together to embrace technology, develop future talent and drive new growth opportunities across all our divisions.”

AAB is aiming for revenue of £40million by 2022 and to create 100 new jobs in its Edinburgh office, as well as expanding its business in London and internationally where in the last three months it has secured more than £3million worth of new opportunities. In the last 12 months, client numbers and fee income are up 15%.

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Senior partner Gill Pryde added: “These appointments are recognition of the achievements of both Lyn and Derek in their time with the firm and their commitment to AAB, our people and our clients.

“As managing partners, they each have a responsibility to continue to build our talented team and ensure that our strong culture of awesome client service continues so that we meet our clients’ diverse needs. We wish them both well in their exciting new roles.”

Nominations are open for the Business Insider Scottish Accountancy & Financial Technology Awards, recognising the work of accountants and the rise of fintech businesses. To enter please visit www.scottishaccountancyawards.com.”



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