ADHOC HR joins Mackay & Co group in strengthening of offering to UK client base

: ADHOC HR’s Colin MacAndrew with Karen Sutherland and Marcus MacIver of Mackay & Co.

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A leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisors has welcomed an established HR consultancy into its portfolio, to provide a greater range of services to its client base across the country.

Muir of Ord-based ADHOC HR has joined the Mackay & Co group, which serves clients across Scotland and the UK from its offices in the Highlands, Argyll and Aberdeenshire.

The Mackay & Co group consists of Mackay & Co CA, the north of Scotland’s leading firm of chartered accountants; GHRL, its business consultancy division; and now ADHOC HR.

The move brings over 40 years’ combined HR experience to Mackay & Co as it strengthens its consultancy offering, providing a comprehensive suite of business advisory services.

Marcus MacIver, director of Mackay & Co, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the team from ADHOC HR into Mackay & Co. This move represents a huge step forward for both businesses, allowing us to provide a well-rounded offering to our clients to help them in all areas of their business.

“For over 40 years, we have provided a range of accountancy and business advisory services to our clients – and the addition of HR consultancy, covering all areas of employment, will provide a significant advantage to our clients who want to have access to all their outsourced services under one roof.

“Colin and his team have a fantastic reputation within the business community in the north of Scotland, so we know that our clients’ HR requirements are in safe hands.”

ADHOC HR, which will continue to trade under the same name, was established in 2017 by director Colin McAndrew, who has previously worked in senior HR roles for high profile organisations such as Amazon, Honeywell, GE and Global Energy Group. For the past four years he has been using his expertise to support SMEs in the north of Scotland.

Mr McAndrew, who will stay on to head up ADHOC HR in the Mackay & Co group, said: “Joining forces with Mackay & Co is an incredible opportunity for ADHOC HR, as it will allow us to significantly expand our reach and provide high quality HR services to a much wider range of businesses.

“We specialise in all areas of HR – from recruitment, contracts and appraisals to training, restructuring and disciplinary action – and it is our aim to make things as simple and easy to understand as possible for all involved in any HR environment.

“We are very much looking forward to working with our new colleagues at Mackay & Co to provide HR support to businesses across the country over the coming months and years.”

Established in 1979, Mackay & Co is the north of Scotland’s leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisors. From its offices in Golspie, Ullapool, Dingwall, Oban and Inverurie the firm works with clients across Scotland and further afield.

Also part of the Mackay & Co group is its business consultancy division – GHRL, or Grampian Highlands Resources Limited. Run by its two directors, Karen Sutherland and Marcus MacIver, GHRL works on both a project-by-project basis, or on an interim management basis, supplying business consultancy services across Scotland.

The addition of ADHOC HR will see Mackay & Co provide its clients with a full range of HR services, alongside its existing offering of business consultancy, accounting and book-keeping, taxation advice, VAT, payroll, charity, and foreign tax.

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