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Wylie & Bisset secures Department for Education framework slots

Commencing from 1 April 2021, the deal will stretch across an initial two-year period, with a further two-year extension subject to allocation

Glasgow-based chartered accountancy firm Wylie and Bisset has secured an annual £1m contract on the Department for Education framework.

Commencing from 1 April 2021, the deal will stretch across an initial two-year period, with a further two-year extension subject to allocation.

The group is the sole independent Scottish accountancy practice to be awarded slots on the framework, following an opening from the previous dominance of larger companies.

The two lots appointed to Wylie and Bisset are in forensic accounting and investigation support and audit and assurance service.

The group is one of nine UK firms appointed to the forensic accounting and investigation support lot, and one of six in the audit and services lot.

Graham Gillespie, partner at the company, said: “Winning appointments on this framework shows that we are now considered as one of the main players in the delivery of audit and assurance services to both the college and academy and school sectors in England.

“These appointments represent a landmark achievement that signifies that we are recognised by the Department for Education as a main player in this sector, fully able to compete head-to-head with the larger national and international firms.”

The contracts represent an addition to a growing number of interactions with the education sector over recent weeks.

In turn, Wylie and Bisset aims to recruit three new trainees as a direct consequence of the latest contract wins.

Gillespie added: “We are currently enjoying an intense period of engagement with the education sector and our tender conversion rate is higher than it’s ever been as we are increasingly viewed as the firm of choice in this marketplace – a view bolstered by this Department for Education framework award.” 

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