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April 2013

Leading Scottish Accountancy Firm Further Strengthens Leadership Team With Appointment of New Partner

Derek Mair

Derek Mair takes up the position of partner at Hall Morrice

Award winning accountancy firm Hall Morrice has announced a new addition to its leadership team with the appointment of a new partner. Derek Mair, currently director of the audit and accounts department is to become a partner bringing the number of partners in the firm to five. The appointment of a new partner is part of the firm's medium term plan to grow the practice across its sites in Aberdeen and Fraserburgh.

Derek Mair joined Hall Morrice in 1989, qualifying as an ACCA member in 1997 when he was also promoted to one of two group managers for the Hall Morrice audit and accounts section. Derek took up overall responsibility for the audit and accounts department in 2004 and became a director in 2007. Derek's expertise lies in auditing companies in a wide range of sectors. He also has vast experience in preparing accounts for businesses of all sizes, particularly in the oil & gas, construction, agriculture and medical sectors.

Senior partner Hugh Hall says, "Derek's appointment underlines that at Hall Morrice, we don't just want to retain staff, we want to help them develop and be the best they can be. It's a great boost for the firm to have Derek rise through the ranks and to come on board as a partner after working with us for over 20 years. This not only sends a signal to staff that there is room to grow and progress, but it gives our clients confidence in the continuity of services which we deliver.

"The announcement of Derek's role in the Hall Morrice leadership team is one of several exciting developments that are planned for the firm's future as we look to grow our team even further."

This announcement follows the recent appointment of two new director level appointments within the chartered accountancy firm. Des Petrie took up the role of Audit and Accounts Director and Kelly Cumming was been appointed Business Advisory Director. These newly created positions, which came into effect on 1st January 2013, will strengthen both accounting teams and allow the firm to undertake its future plans.

Derek Mair says, "I am delighted to be taking on the role of partner at such a dynamic time for Hall Morrice. I hope to further assist my fellow partners grow our staff and client base over the coming years and it's important that this is done against a backdrop of a strong and supportive management team. Hall Morrice has never stood still and has always sought to grow and expand while keeping the needs of the client at the heart of what it does."

Hall Morrice, founded in 1976, is one of Scotland's leading independent firms of chartered accountants and has offices in both Aberdeen and Fraserburgh. Hall Morrice is based at 6 and 7 Queen's Terrace in Aberdeen and can be contacted on 01224 647394 or at

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