Aberdeen-based accountant AAB boosts tech expertise with director appointment

Aberdeen-based accountancy and business advisory firm Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has appointed Ian Marshall as director.

Marshall will be joining AAB’s business advisory group in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Picture: contributed.
Marshall will be joining AAB’s business advisory group in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Picture: contributed.

It said he is an expert in working with small and medium-sized enterprises to provide senior finance support and business strategy advice. He has worked with a diverse range of tech businesses, from start-ups to high-growth and turnaround.

He will be joining AAB’s business advisory group in the firm’s Edinburgh office, where he will be focused on delivering flexible finance to support tech business owners.

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Marshall’s career has spanned practice and consultancy roles, most recently holding a Big Four post as the scale-up lead for Scotland, advising early-stage firms at incubator Codebase in Edinburgh. He will also become a key member of AAB’s tech sector team, serving as head of tech strategy, working with partner Brian McMurray, who leads this area.

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Marshall said: “I am looking forward to playing my part in further developing our offering to both new and existing clients who are looking for innovative financial solutions to support their growth plans.”

AAB chief executive Graeme Allan said Marshall’s appointment “adds a new dimension to our existing capabilities across our business advisory and tech teams”. Allan added: “The tech sector in Scotland has been building considerable momentum over the last three years and this has only been accelerated in recent months.

“Technology is at the heart of every business now more than ever, and while this provides an opportunity for those companies providing tech solutions to accelerate their growth, they do need effective financial support and advice to enable them to do this.

“Our dedicated tech team understands the needs of these businesses and what they require to grow, and offers them quick, responsive advice, whatever stage they are at. With Ian’s appointment we look forward to working with more exciting and interesting companies in this space.”

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AAB has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London, and says it supports clients across nearly every major country in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. It has 275 staff including 18 partners, with turnover of about £22 million in 2019/20.

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