Graeme Allan, managing partner and Lyn Calder, partner. (Pic Peter Devlin)

ANDERSON Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of chartered accountants and business advisors, has this week completed the expansion of its Edinburgh office space following a raft of contract wins and the anticipated increase in headcount this will bring.

AAB will continue to be based at 1 Lochrin Square in Fountainbridge but has doubled the office space and expect their headcount to increase from 15 to 50 by the summer.

The growing Edinburgh team has experienced significant success winning more than 100 new clients in the last 20 months including a household Scottish fashion brand, several growing craft beer companies and motor dealerships as well as public sector contract wins, specifically within higher education, healthcare and economic development.

The contracts cover AAB’S audit and compliance business, tax and advisory teams, consulting and specialist services.  In addition to these business wins, the AAB Wealth team continues to experience demand for its award-winning financial services across the central belt.

Graeme Allan, chief executive, commented: “Our growing team has achieved a phenomenal amount in such a short space of time. We should of course recognise the support we’ve received from the growing client base in the central belt and welcome the feedback they’ve provided around what makes us different. It is also fantastic to see such a variety of new work as our brand continues to be recognised for delivering the highest standard of client service.”

Lyn Calder, managing partner Edinburgh added: “It is great to be able to reflect on the success we have achieved in Edinburgh to date and seeing this continue apace. We look forward to driving growth across all areas of our business in the central belt in 2020.”

The firm first moved into their Lochrin Square office in June 2018.