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Borders accountancy firm targets capital for growth

Alan Drummond, Sheryl Macaulay and MD Darren Thomson

A Borders accountancy firm believes the time is right to step up its expansion in Edinburgh, fuelled by the number of firms and individuals adapting to the post-pandemic economy.

It is targeting a significant uplift in the number of clients from a new base in the capital to boost its £4 million a year turnover, which was up 4% last year.

Kelso-based Douglas Home & Co has four offices in the Scottish Borders, another in East Lothian and two in the north of England.

It opened a small base in Rutland Square Edinburgh in March 2019, and new business opportunities led it to secure a bigger offices in Charlotte Square. Its opening was delayed because of the pandemic.

More than 470 of its 3,100 clients are in Edinburgh and the Lothians, with 190 of those being city based. The firm believes it can add a further 100 in the capital over the next five years.

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