We are delighted to confirm that Jackie Fraser and Shona Fraser, the two joint heads of its Inverness operation, are promoted to partner level. The move is part of further investment into our Highland office which has seen significant growth in clients and staff numbers since opening three years ago.
Jackie Fraser became the firm’s first Inverness recruit and led the opening of the new premises in 2016 and was soon joined by Shona Fraser, a former colleague from the Inverness office of a global accountancy firm. Since that time they have built a team of eight and are currently in the process of recruiting two additional colleagues.
In March, the Inverness operation moved into a larger 1200 square foot office space in the city’s Fairways Business Park to accommodate the growing team.
C+T offers a broad spectrum of tax and business advice to its Highland clients, including support for high growth companies through its award-winning Entrepreneurial Tax team. With support from across the firm, the Inverness office has grown its business across a number of thriving companies operating within key Highlands sectors including tourism, landed estates, farming, food and drink, charities and partnerships.
These latest promotions bring the firm’s partner numbers up to 13, including six female partners.
Carol Flockhart, Managing Partner at C+T, said: “Jackie and Shona’s partnership promotions are a deserved reward for the hard work, energy and entrepreneurial spirit they have shown in building the firm’s successful practice across the Highlands.
“The high-quality advice, combined with local knowledge and a tailored approach to each client, has seen the Inverness operation continue to expand. The additional investment in new people will support further growth going forward.”
Jackie Fraser commented: “The last three years have been a whirlwind of success. It’s been deeply satisfying to see all our hard work and energy converted into a successful operation that is growing year on year.”
Shona Fraser said: “As two professionals with a long track record within the city’s business community, Jackie and I were confident that Inverness was an ideal market for Chiene + Tait to target. Three years on we continue to build on the strong foundation we’ve now established across the Highlands.”