Change will 'unify' company
Baker Tilly rebrands under RSM global name
The audit and tax firm has 3,400 partners and staff operating from 32 locations around the country, including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Grangemouth and Lerwick.
Robert Ross, Baker Tilly’s regional managing partner for Scotland said: “The move will considerably strengthen our position in Scotland as a leading provider of global audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.
“The middle market is a critical part of the UK and global economy generating more than one third of private sector UK GDP and employing nearly 40% of the UK private sector workforce.
“Although our name is changing, we will stay true to our roots and continue to maintain the core essence and legacy of the Baker Tilly brand. Adopting RSM as our name will simply accelerate our path to a recognised unified global brand and strategy.
“It will reinforce our focus on becoming the leading adviser to the middle market by ensuring that our clients receive consistent global services, irrespective of international borders. Adopting the RSM name simply enables us to work even more effectively around the world.”
McGladrey, the RSM US member firm, is making a similar announcement today. It has 8,000 professionals and associates in 80 cities nationwide.
RSM International is the world’s sixth largest provider of tax services and has presence in more than 110 countries. In 2014 RSM International was the fastest growing top ten global network, posting an 18% increase in revenue, year-on-year, to US$4.4 billion for the year ending December 31, 2014.
The change will be effective on 26 October. All member firms will remain independent legal entities within the RSM international network, but will carry the RSM brand name and logo.