French Duncan promotes Director to Partnership
06 October 2015
Scottish accountancy firm French Duncan has promoted director Harry Linklater to partner with immediate effect.
Linklater joined French Duncan in 2011 having held various advisory roles within Big Four and mid-tier firms, as well as having worked within the banking sector.
As part of a central belt corporate advisory team based within the firm’s Edinburgh office, he has advised on a variety of corporate finance assignments, including acquisitions, disposals, due diligence, share valuation and fundraising.
Commenting on his promotion to partner and broadening of role to encompass French Duncan’s Entrepreneurial Services division, Linklater said: “With a background and focus on advising the SME market and family owned businesses, with experience gained from acting on transactions within food and drink, leisure and hospitality, property and construction materials and professional services sectors, I look forward to working on a close ongoing basis with entrepreneurs to help realise their business ambitions in my new role.”
Graeme Finnie, French Duncan managing partner, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Harry to the partnership. Harry is a great business developer who builds strong relationships with clients quickly and is perfectly suited to the role of Partner for our Entrepreneurial Services division whist continuing to front our busy corporate advisory offering in Edinburgh.”
“Harry will be at the vanguard of our programme of change as we seek to anticipate market demands with the introduction of a range of significant initiatives over the months ahead.”
French Duncan is one of the most progressive accountancy practices in Scotland with 18 partners, a fee income of over £10 million, nearly 200 employees and a network of offices spanning Scotland’s Central Belt.