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Campbell Dallas adds Williamson and Dunn to growing group

George Flett and Ian Williamson

George Flett and Ian Williamson

Aberdeen accountancy firm, Williamson and Dunn, is to join Campbell Dallas, adding five partners and 36 staff to the Glasgow-based practice.

Williamson and Dunn, founded in 1880, has a fee income of more than £3m. The enlarged business will trade as Campbell Dallas from the West Craibstone Street offices while the Campbell Dallas office on Carden Place, will continue business as usual.

Campbell Dallas has 47 partners, nearly 550 staff and a combined fee income of circa £40m.  

Williamson and Dunn provides has a client portfolio of more than 1,000 owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs, and private individuals.

George Flett, senior partner of Williamson and Dunn, said: “Joining Campbell Dallas will enable us to provide our clients with access to a full range of accountancy services and specialists across Scotland, the UK and internationally. 

“Our staff will also gain access to challenging and rewarding career opportunities at all levels across the wider group.  The accountancy market is changing rapidly, and we hope our clients will quickly see the benefits of the deal.”

Chris Horne, managing partner of Campbell Dallas, said the deal was a good move for both firms: “The deal provides Campbell Dallas with further scale to expand our client base in Aberdeen and throughout the North East and provides staff with the chance to develop their careers across a larger business.”

Scott-Moncrieff also joined Campbell Dallas in April this year, adding 16 partners and 220 staff. The deals follow on from Campbell Dallas joining Baldwins and the CogitalGroup in October 2017. Campbell Dallas is now one of the largest full-service accountancy firms in Scotland outside of the ‘Big 4’.

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