Mazars recruits 15 RSM Tenon partners

Mazars has announced that eight of the partner team of the former RSM Tenon office in Edinburgh have joined the international accountancy firm.

The team comprises Margaret Laidlaw, Laura Clarkson, Brian Hay-Smith, Keith Marshall, Fiona Martin, John McLeod, Liz Ritchie and Kevin Windram, who together offer a full range of audit, accounting and outsourcing, tax and advisory services.


Mazars UK senior partner and member of the Group Executive Board, Phil Verity said: “We are keen to grow our presence in Scotland and the arrival of this team will undoubtedly give us a significant boost. A number of the key business sectors in Scotland reflect our strategic growth market, including financial services, where Mazars has a long history and highly-regarded expertise. There is also clearly an opportunity for growth in other areas where we have strong capabilities, in the owner-managed business sector and the private client market."


“This is a great team and we’re excited to welcome them all to the firm.” He added.


Margaret Laidlaw said:  “Mazars is a great fit for us; in particular the dedication to client service and strong values-based culture.  We’re extremely happy we’ve made the decision to move and look forward to playing our part in the future development of the firm in Scotland and the UK.”


This is the second such group to join Mazars and follows the recruitment of seven former RSM Tenon partners in the East Midlands. Phil Verity, Mazars UK senior partner, commented “It is very pleasing at Mazars , that we have developed a firm in the UK which is increasingly being seen as the firm of choice for many talented members of our profession and this should serve us well as we continue our drive for further growth.”