The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。

“The aim is to ensure our clients benefit from a dedicated local resource who can tap into a global network.”

Ally Scott | Managing Partner and Head of Transaction Advisory Services, Scotland

Driving Scotland forward

We are Scotland’s largest professional services firm by headcount, employing over 1,000 people across our Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen offices.

As a globalised, integrated professional services firm, we bring the power of our local insight and global connectivity to help drive value for our clients. We help them make sense of change, address their business challenges and deliver outcomes that help them succeed in an unprecedented period of disruption and innovation. We ask them better, smarter questions that tackle issues and inspire and unlock new solutions.

From start-ups to large PLCs, we provide assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services for a wide variety of clients to support their growth ambitions. Our key industries include Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Government and Public Services and the Corporate market.

Our services include:

Assurance Services
Helping clients understand, address and respond to reporting regulatory requirements and stakeholder demands.

Tax Services
Working with clients to ensure they meet legal tax obligations while managing risks and tax efficiency.

Transaction Advisory Services
Helping clients make better, more informed decisions about how to strategically manage capital and capital transactions, advising on mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, divestment of assets, raising of equity and debt, and business and capital restructuring.

Collaborating with clients to help solve complex industry issues and capitalise on opportunities to grow, optimise, protect and improve their businesses.

Balancing the economy

Demonstrating that Scotland is open for business, we deliver widely referenced ‘state of the nation’ reports:

21st-century businesses face a constant challenge of keeping pace in an accelerating world, while dealing with a changing political and economic environment. Our latest insight helps make sense of change, providing analysis to help businesses and government understand the economic and trade environments they operate in, and plan accordingly. We work with both private and public sectors, facilitating the debate between business and government, supporting economic development, growth and regeneration.

Accelerating growth

Across Scotland’s vibrant and thriving entrepreneurial economy, the middle market in particular is having a significant impact on growth.

This success, however, also brings business leaders the daily challenges of securing growth capital, keeping abreast of the latest technology changes, perfecting internal management structures, and getting the right tools to expand.

Many middle market companies need to become more strategic in their planning and thinking, and in implementing tools such as data analytics and social media presence. These dynamic businesses are export orientated, and hungry for success and expansion – but they also need the right tools to help them succeed.

EY has been active in this market for a long time, and is in it for the long term.

We have a long-standing presence as a trusted advisor to middle market businesses through our focus on entrepreneurship and fast-growth.

We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs as key economic drivers. EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, founded to celebrate and support the vibrant contribution entrepreneurs make, is an example. Our Scottish finalists join an illustrious global alumni community offering a wealth of insight and networking opportunities with business leaders and supporters committed to driving entrepreneurial activity.

Scotland leadership team

EY - Mark Harvey

Mark Harvey

Scotland Senior Partner and Glasgow Office Managing Partner
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Mark is Scotland’s Senior Partner and is responsible for EY's people and market position in Scotland. He is an Assurance Partner and has worked in Belfast, London, Silicon Valley and Scotland in many sectors, including technology, life sciences, consumer and industrial products.

EY - Sue Dawe

Sue Dawe

Edinburgh Office Managing Partner and Head of Financial Services, Scotland
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Sue is Head of EY’s Financial Services practice in Scotland, and Edinburgh Office Managing Partner. A Partner since 2009, she has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Sue’s career focus has been auditing wealth and asset managers and funds (unit trusts, open ended investment companies, private equity and listed funds, including Real Estate Investment Trusts). She has worked closely with most of the UK’s top asset managers and third party administrators.

EY - Neil MacLean

Neil MacLean

Head of Government and Public Sector / Advisory Partner
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A Partner, Neil leads our Scotland Advisory team. He has worked with many public and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally for over 20 years delivering large scale, complex transformation and performance improvement projects. Neil has helped many local authorities plan and deliver a wide range of transformation initiatives, including new delivery models, mobile and flexible working, social care integration, corporate services transformation, community engagement and shared services. He also has experience working with NHS, justice and utility organisations in Scotland.

EY - Derek Leith

Derek Leith

Head of Oil & Gas and Aberdeen Office Managing Partner
+44 (0)7795 402400
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Derek is Senior Partner in EY’s Aberdeen office and Head of Oil and Gas Tax in the UK firm. Based in Aberdeen, he works with a large number of companies with a presence in the UKCS, from the super majors and majors to recent start-ups. He advises extensively on UKCS tax issues, as well as cross-border structuring and financing. He has over twenty years’ experience in taxation and is a regular speaker at oil and gas conferences.

EY - Ally Scott

Ally Scott

Head of TAS, Scotland and Corporate Finance Partner
+44 (0)7766 364972
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Ally joined EY in September 2016. He has a rich pedigree in M&A, having financed a wide range of leveraged private equity and corporate transactions in the market for over 20 years. Ally heads up our Scotland Transaction Advisory Services practice.

EY - Annie Graham

Annie Graham

Head of Assurance, Scotland
+44 (0)7759 698339
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Annie is an experienced Partner working with a range of clients, from FTSE 100 through to private and PE-backed entrepreneurial businesses across a range of industries. She is known for her commitment to quality client service.

EY - Laura Mair

Laura Mair

Partner and Head of Tax, Scotland
+44 (0)7467 441355
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Laura is Head of Tax for Scotland. She has more than 15 years’ experience with EY, and spent over 10 years in our International Tax team, based in London and New York. In addition to working for EY, Laura has experience of in-house tax functions having spent two years with BP in London. She has extensive experience advising both UK and foreign headquartered groups on their cross-border tax affairs, specifically in financing, intellectual property & Patent Box, group reorganisations and restructuring.

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