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AAB announces new head of tech strategy

Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB) has announced the appointment of Ian Marshall as its new director and head of tech strategy. 

Marshall will join AAB’s business advisory group in the firm’s Edinburgh office, where he will focus on delivering flexible finance solutions to support business owners in the tech sector.

He will become a key member of AAB’s tech sector team, working alongside partner Brian McMurray, who leads this team.  

Marshall brings with him “significant” experience working with SMEs, providing senior fiance support and business strategy advice to UK businesses. In addition, he has worked with a diverse range of tech businesses, including start-ups and high-growth groups. 

He most recently worked with the PwC as a scale-up lead for Scotland, advising early stage businesses at Codebase, Europe’s largest technology incubator. 

Marshall said: “I am thrilled to be joining AAB and both its business advisory and tech sector teams. 

“The firm has an excellent reputation for being ambitious and forward-thinking, and I am looking forward to playing my part in further developing our offering to both new and existing clients who are looking for innovative financial solutions to support their growth plans.”  

Graeme Allan, CEO at AAB said: “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the firm. His appointment adds a new dimension to our existing capabilities across our business advisory and tech teams. 

“The tech sector in Scotland has been building considerable momentum over the last three years and this has only been accelerated in recent months.”  

He added: “Technology is at the heart of every business now more than ever, and while this provides an opportunity for those companies providing tech solutions to accelerate their growth, they do need effective financial support and advice to enable them to do this. 

“Our dedicated tech team understands the needs of these businesses and what they require to grow, and offers them quick, responsive advice, whatever stage they are at. With Ian’s appointment we look forward to working with more exciting and interesting companies in this space.” 

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