Greaves West and Ayre (GWA) has announced that two associates, Carol Lindsay and Stuart Millar, have been promoted to partners, effective from 1 January.
Lindsay first joined GWA in 2011, working in the Farm Accounts and Corporate Services departments. Having acquired her degree in Accountancy and Finance, she qualified as a chartered accountant in 2014.
Prior to her promotion, she has focused on the firm’s taxation department, playing a “pivotal role” in developing the service including HMRC’s introduction of Making Tax Digital, whilst managing a portfolio of her own clients.
Lindsay said: “It is a pleasure to be part of the GWA team and to contribute to our continued growth and success.
“A lot of our clients have been with us for many years, some for generations, and I am looking forward to building and extending those relationships and continuing our reputation of delivering quality advice.”
In addition, Millar previously worked for N C Campbell and Co in Haddington and moved to the Berwick office following the merger of the two businesses in 2016.
According to the group, he has used his “extensive” experience in audit and general practice. During his time at the business He is now studying to become an FCA accredited independent financial advisor.
Millar said: “It feels great to become partner in a firm that has such a respectable and longstanding reputation across the Lothians, Borders and North East England.
“The GWA team is excellent at providing the support needed to progress your career and I am delighted to have been given this opportunity.”
Colin Frame, managing partner of GWA, said: “Carol and Stuart have made a valuable contribution to our business and they both demonstrate GWA’s core values of Quality Advice Quality Service. Our team is fundamental to our success and we are proud that the support and encouragement from GWA has helped Carol and Stuart reach their potential.
“This year has been a particularly difficult time for businesses and the wider community. I am sure that both Carol and Stuart will continue to excel in guiding GWA’s clients through the ongoing crisis and into a more positive future. I am delighted to welcome them to the partnership.”