Baker Tilly takes on new tax team through Simpson Forsyth merger

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Baker Tilly has merged with Aberdeen-based accountants Simpson Forsyth in a deal that gives the  firm a quality platform from which to grow in the Aberdeen market.

Established in Aberdeen in 1990 by Andrew Forsyth, Simpson Forsyth provides business and professional services to a wide range of companies, partnerships and individuals from its offices in Queen’s Road. The firm, which has three partners and 30 staff, currently has a turnover of around £3 million.

The tax team comprises Campbell Reith (tax partner), Chris Colville (director of tax) and 6 other tax & payroll staff. Mr Reith joined the firm as senior tax manager in 1998 (from Deloitte) and became partner in 2002. Formerly an Inspector of Taxes at HMRC, his expertise includes advising on corporate tax, including tax planning and compliance matters for companies, and all personal tax planning. He also has considerable expertise in the taxation aspects of corporate finance transactions.

David Gwilliam, Baker Tilly’s Chief Operating Officer said:

‘Aberdeen is a business centre of national and international importance, and this merger signals our intention to play a key role in this market. We are hugely excited by the growth prospects the combined firm can realise, and importantly how we can satisfy the needs of our clients and their local, national and international ambitions.’

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