Chartered accountants Chiene and Tait (C+T) has promoted Jackie Fraser and Shona Fraser, the two joint heads of its Inverness operation, the level of partner.
The move is part of further investment into its Highland office, which firm said 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. The 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 said: “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 added: “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.”