Mazars announces new managing partner and office in Glasgow
12 February 2018
Mazars, the international accounting and advisory firm, has today moved into new offices at 100 Queen Street, coinciding with the announcement that Laura Clarkson will take over as office managing partner for Scotland, comprising Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow offices.
Laura Clarkson succeeds Margaret Laidlaw, who takes responsibility for building on Mazars’ solution for SMEs, elev8 by Mazars, across the UK. Laura has been a partner at Mazars for five years, with particular expertise in advisory services for the legal and healthcare sectors. Her new role will continue to be heavily client-focused, with additional responsibility for growth, business development and client satisfaction in Scotland.
All 70 staff will make the move to Queen Street, which is centrally located in one of Glasgow’s most prestigious business areas. The office is newly renovated and offers capacity for true agile working; a major area of focus for Mazars. Glasgow is the latest in an extensive programme of Mazars office upgrades and moves across the UK, as it delivers on its vision of a modern firm.
Laura Clarkson, Scotland office managing partner, said: “This move is a real statement of intent and a sign of our commitment to growing our presence in Glasgow. With state of the art technology in place, and a modern layout, 100 Queen Street reflects our contemporary approach to work. We are looking forward to welcoming clients through the doors over the coming weeks. I’m delighted to be at the helm during this exciting move: in recent years, we have grown significantly in Scotland and this move shows that we’re ready to build on that momentum”.
Phil Verity, Mazars UK senior partner, said: “Laura’s deep business expertise, relentless focus on clients and affinity with the Scottish market make her the ideal office managing partner. The move to our new Glasgow office is a clear sign of our commitment to serving clients both locally and nationally and I look forward to growing our business further under Laura’s leadership”.
Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services. As of January 1st, 2017, Mazars operates throughout the 79 countries that make up its integrated partnership. Mazars draws upon the expertise of 18,000 women and men led by 950 partners. We assist clients of all sizes, from SMEs to mid-caps and global players as well as start-ups and public organisations, at every stage of their development. In the UK, Mazars has approximately 140 partners and over 1,700 employees, and is ranked one of the top 10 firms nationally.
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