LinCD from Campbell Dallas is a knowledge network which connects the expertise of Campbell Dallas with selected accountancy and professional services firms. It allows you to deliver added value work for clients, whilst maintaining and strengthening your relationship. Through LinCD you continue to be able to provide a seamless breadth of service and support to your valued clients.
Key areas where our experts can add value to you and your clients are:
Restructuring & Insolvency
It is vital to offer clients expert advice to help them navigate the sensitive issues around restructuring or formal insolvency. Our award winning team consists of licenced practitioners who can provide clear, objective and contemporary advice.
We work hard to explore all options available as an alternative to formal insolvency, and our practitioners are frequently successful in restructuring businesses – restoring focus and growth. The earlier we are involved, the better chance of successful outcomes.
Business Improvement Services
In any successful business it is crucial to have a strategic plan in place to allow for future growth and development. Business improvement strategies can structure future growth, accelerate an already thriving company, or help an underperforming company refocus.
Our team can explore various ways in which you can improve the performance of your business, increase agility and the options available to help you. Analysis techniques can help you understand where gaps are, and help inform a range of solutions.
We have helped loss making companies return to profit, making good businesses perform even better, and dealing with succession planning and stakeholder exit strategy.
By bringing innovation and commercial awareness to all our transactions, the Campbell Dallas Corporate Finance Team is recognised as one of the leading Corporate Finance groups in Scotland.
We provide both lead advisory and transactional support services and by taking project ownership of any assignment by engaging directly with all parties involved, we ensure that all transactions come to prompt successful conclusions.
At Campbell Dallas we have a proactive approach to developing bespoke tax efficient strategies that minimise annual and future potential liabilities.
With several uniquely skilled individuals the tax consultancy team delivers bespoke tax planning solutions. With the ever increasing pressure on cash flow, particularly in the current economic climate, the ability to save or defer tax through the use of planning is assuming a much higher profile. Our team not only consists of qualified accountants and qualified tax advisors but we have people with legal training and also former HMRC inspectors.
VAT is an essential part of running a business, whether it is located in the UK or abroad. Most developed countries operate a VAT system, and with Brexit looming, additional attention will be required when trading within the EU and beyond.
This is where we can help. At Campbell Dallas our team of VAT specialists have years of collective experience, and an excellent reputation in dealing with a wide range of VAT issues.
Although we are available to help with problems, we can add real value when VAT is considered in advance. Where there are complexities, there are often options on how best to structure things, each with different VAT outcomes.
Blair, a Partner based in our Glasgow office is a qualified Insolvency Practitioner, with more than 20 years’ experience in providing insolvency and restructuring advice to businesses and individuals. Blair is authorised to act as an Insolvency Practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He is experienced in all types of corporate and personal insolvency solutions and can provide debt management and restructuring advice to companies, individuals and unincorporated businesses in financial distress.
Craig, is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and a Chartered Accountant and has provided tax consulting advice to companies and their shareholders for over 15 years. His clients range from owner managed businesses to large multinational groups. Craig has particular experience of providing tax support for transactions, dealing with international matters and regularly works with clients on the restructuring of corporate groups in order to optimise the tax efficiency of structures, including advice on demergers and Entrepreneurs’ Relief for shareholders.
Derek, Head of Business Restructuring & Insolvency in Scotland is a partner in our Glasgow office and a Chartered Accountant, with an Insolvency Permit issued by ICAS. He has over 20 years experience in all forms of corporate insolvency, and is able to provide clear and direct advice to companies in difficulty. With the benefit of having previously worked with a major clearing bank, Derek is well respected in the profession, and is regularly referred work by Scottish banks, and fellow professionals. Derek also has extensive experience of personal insolvency, and is able to advise on options open to individuals who find themselves in difficulty.
Graham is a Partner and Head of Corporate Finance in Scotland. He is a well-respected figure in the Scottish business community. A Chartered Accountant, he previously held senior roles at Clydesdale Bank Plc including UK National Director of Acquisition Finance and Regional Director of Corporate Banking, Scotland. Prior to that he worked in Corporate Finance, Corporate Recovery and Assurance with PwC in the UK and USA, and with KPMG. He brings a wealth of experience and business contacts in Scotland and across the UK in corporate finance, private equity, banking and corporate recovery to the firm.
Greg is a VAT Partner at Campbell Dallas and has specialised in providing VAT and indirect tax advice since 2000. He has previously worked with two of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms and has specialised on land & property, charities and the public sector for over a decade. Greg is also a Chartered Tax Advisor; is the Chair of the Scottish chapter of the VAT Practitioners Group; and regularly speaks at conferences and events.
Gerald McLaughlin has worked on and managed a number of business planning and fundraising assignments. His experience in working with businesses in all stages of their life cycle, from early stage start-up to multi-million pound disposals, is valuable when negotiating with potential funders and acquirers.