Campbell Dallas has appointed David Booth and John Gold as partners effective 1st July as the firm ramps up plans to expand the Aberdeen and Stirling offices. The new partner appointments are the first to be announced by the firm following the merger with Scott-Moncrieff in late April.

Based in the Aberdeen office, David Booth is a qualified CA specialising in advising owner managers and private equity backed businesses across a range of sectors including farming, oil and gas, retail, construction and property. He joined Campbell Dallas in 2018 from a Big 4 firm since when he has worked closely with Aberdeen senior partner Ian Williams to expand the client base and develop the firm’s services. David Booth comes from a well-known local farming family and has extensive knowledge of the business issues facing the rural sector.

John Gold is both a qualified CA and a Chartered Tax adviser. He is based in the firm’s Stirling office where he specialises in advising SME’s and owner managers on tax and financial strategies including succession planning, IHT and wealth planning. He qualified as a CA with Campbell Dallas in 1999 and has played a key role driving the growth of the Stirling office.

Commenting on the promotions, Scotland Managing Partner Chris Horne said: “David and John have made a major contribution to the growth of the Aberdeen and Stirling offices and played a key role in delivering excellent client service. Campbell Dallas, as part of the CogitalGroup, is leading the change in the profession as compliance becomes more automated and valued accountancy services becomes more advisory focused. Great technology still needs great people and I am delighted that John and David will be joining the partner group at Campbell Dallas to help deliver further growth.”

Following the new appointments there are now 47 partners across the business. The recent merger between Campbell Dallas and Scott-Moncrieff created one of Scotland’s largest business advisory firms with a combined fee income of around £40m and employing over 500 staff working from 10 offices.