Gillespie Macandrew LLP has reported its fifth consecutive year of business growth with an 8.4 per cent increase in turnover, worth £0.88 million in growth over the year.
The audited annual accounts show that the firm’s turnover reached £11.36m in the year to 28 February 2017. This represents the fifth successive year of growth for the firm and the largest single year increase in the firm’s history.
Profits fell by 2.9 per cent from £2.86m to £2.77m in the year, following record profit growth of over 18 per cent the previous year. The firm has no external debt.
Over the year the Gillespie Macandrew has invested in its future by expanding its offices outside Edinburgh and making a number of new appointments, including additions to its partner group with two lateral hires, two internal promotions in September 2016 and a further two in March 2017.
Chris Smith, lead partner in the Corporate Department is a long-standing member of WeDO. Chris has a particular interest in advising family businesses, having grown up in a family business. He works in closely with Gillespie Macandrew’s land, succession planning and tax specialists to ensure an integrated approach to advice for family businesses.
He also has substantial experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions and corporate structures for projects, as well as expertise in intellectual property matters and advising businesses in the high tech and food and drink sectors as well as charities.
Gillespie Macandrew chief executive Chris West said:
“We are very pleased with the top line growth of over eight per cent in a very competitive market. Following the record profit growth in 2015/2016 we budgeted for a lower profit in the past year as we had planned a number of investments.
We have increased our staff numbers, taken additional space for growth in our Perth and Glasgow teams, continued our Associate development programme and launched an all-staff bonus linked to the performance of the business as key elements of that investment, along with commencing the streamlining of our processes and updating our use of technology.”
Chair Fiona Morton added:
“We have had another strong year of organic development in the business and have made good progress on our strategic aims, positioning us well for sustainable growth. We continue to invest in all of our people and to develop their skills, underpinning the next phase of our progress.”