Accountancy practice Campbell Dallas has expanded its Glasgow office at Braehead by 4000 sq. ft with the capacity for up to 80 staff thanks to the success of its apprentices and graduate trainee recruitment programme.
The internal transfer of 30 staff from the existing ground floor offices together with 15 new apprentices and graduate trainees being recruited in 2019 under the Campbell Dallas’ ‘Earn and Learn’ next generation development programme will account for around half of the additional space.
Since 2013 Campbell Dallas has recruited 119 apprentices and graduate trainees, including a record intake of 13 school leavers joining in 2018.
In addition, a recruitment drive for additional professional staff at all levels is expected to see the extra space fully occupied by the year end, taking staff working from the Glasgow office to more than 200. The firm is investing over £250,000 on the installation of utilities, cabling, technology, work-stations and office equipment.
Peter Gallanagh, partner in charge of the expansion, said: “The extra space will be a huge asset to the Glasgow office, which has seen double digit organic growth over the last five years. The additional capacity will allow us to continue our strategy of investing in our people, the latest technology, office systems and mobile working facilities.”
Campbell Dallas and Scott Moncrieff recently merged, creating one of Scotland’s largest business advisory firms with a combined fee income of around £40m and employing over 500 staff working from 10 offices.