New Manchester outlet

Wylie & Bisset and Chiene + Tait unveil expansion

Scott Gillan and Graham Gillespie
Scott Gillan and Graham Gillespie (pic: supplied)

Wylie & Bisset, the Glasgow-based firm of chartered accountants, has expanded its reach across northern England by opening an office in the heart of Manchester’s financial district.

the new office is headed by Wylie & Bisset joint managing partner Ross McLauchlan, together with partners Scott Gillon and Graham Gillespie and managed by Neil Clark. 

The launch of the Manchester office follows the firm’s recent acquisition of fellow Glasgow CA practice McLellan Harris and marks the latest step in an expansion strategy combining a series of acquisitions with organic growth to enhance its activity in the UK’s buoyant SME sector. 

Mr McLauchlan said: “The opening of this office marks our commitment to build upon the success we have achieved in the north of England to date.”

Wylie & Bisset has nearly doubled in size over the last decade and now has 10 partners and 120 staff.

Chiene & Tait boosts Inverness presence

Accountancy firm Chiene + Tait has expanded its Inverness operation two years by moving into a larger 1,200 sq ft office space at Fairways House in the city’s Fairways Business Park.

The move follows rapid growth of its initial team of two with the firm now currently recruiting its eighth Inverness-based colleague. The new premises will enable C+T s to further expand with capacity to double in size within the new premises.

Shona Fraser director and joint head of C+T’s Inverness office said: “This is another exciting step forward in the progress of Chiene + Tait. In the two and half years since opening the Inverness office we’ve significantly grown the business across the Highlands.”

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