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Grant Thornton boosts wealth division

Blaik leaves big four firm for new role

Derek BlaikBusiness advisor, Grant Thornton, has appointed Derek Blaik as associate director. He joins the Edinburgh office where he will play a leading role growing the firm’s wealth advisory team and client base.

Mr Blaik joins from PWC and has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services.

Andrew Howie, managing partner in Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “Our Scottish growth strategy is focused on delivering strong results through key appointments, new wins and a drive to lead the debate on how Scotland can create a more sustainable, vibrant economy. Derek’s knowledge and passion will be invaluable as we move forward with confidence and a drive for further growth.”

Mr Blaik added: “There’s a real hunger for growth in the firm and a shared passion to do things differently. I’ve worked in financial services for more than 25 years and witnessed the highs and lows facing the industry.

“I look forward to playing a key role in placing our wealth advisory team at the heart of Grant Thornton’s service offerings and helping to ensure we achieve our ambitious goals.”

 

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