Glasgow-based chartered accountants Wylie and Bisset has appointed Scott Grant as its first ever business development director.
Grant has experience at all levels within corporate and small business environments, including B2B, B2C, hardware, software and SaaS business services.
It is the latest hiring in a period of growth for the firm, after the appointment of Mark Mullholland as partner.
Grant said: “My remit as the firm’s first business development director is to work both vertically within our departments, partner-by-partner and industry by industry, but also to work horizontally across the organisation to seek to harness the power of everybody’s collective efforts towards achieving our corporate vision.
“The role involves articulating the needs of the business in terms of intelligence and how we can best utilise the tools we have at our disposal or need to secure from an IT perspective to enable a better understanding of the various opportunities that exist for us to deliver an enhanced range of services to our existing client portfolio.”
Donald McKinnon, managing partner at Wylie and Bisset, added: “Once again highlighting our aggressive drive towards progression, Scott’s appointment as our first ever business development director represents a terrific addition to the team.
“For this newly-created position, we deliberately ventured out with the accountancy profession for a change, to mix things up rather than hire someone from a similar background and mindset from within the profession because as a firm we seek change – we want to challenge the norm.