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Strategic Promotions Steer Course For Growth At Leading Professional Services Group

15th May 2024

AAB, a leading professional services company across the UK & Ireland, has today announced the promotion of three business leaders to the Group’s senior leadership team, to accelerate its ambitious growth plans.

As the company commits to building deeper relationships with clients, AAB has appointed Lyn Calder as Chief Growth Officer, John Beevers as Head of Professional Services and Neil Robb as Head of Business Advisory. Notably, the Chief Growth Officer and Head of Professional Services roles mark new additions to AAB's Group Executive Team.

As the newly appointed Chief Growth Officer, Lyn Calder brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning and business development. Lyn, who has been with AAB for six years, was previously the Managing Partner for the AAB Edinburgh office. As CGO, she is poised to leverage the Group's comprehensive capabilities to drive growth and market penetration, and to cultivate key partnerships.

John Beevers, in the new role of Head of Professional Services, will leverage his extensive expertise in business performance to enhance service quality and drive operational excellence overseeing the Audit, Corporate Finance, Business Advisory and Private Client. John is based in the AAB Leeds office, having previously been a partner at Sagars for more than twenty years. He joined AAB in 2021 as part of AAB’s strategic acquisition of the Leeds-based accountancy business.

Neil Robb, who takes on the role of Head of Business Advisory, will lead efforts to provide tailored solutions for SMEs through delivery of accounting & tax compliance, digital accounting solutions and strategic advisory projects. Neil is based in the Glasgow office, and joined AAB in 2023 as AAB acquired French Duncan.

Emma Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer of AAB, commented: “The business has been on an incredible growth journey over the last three years. As part of our growth strategy, we are committed to providing unmatched opportunities for our team members to develop their own careers. Their proven track records and commitment to excellence make Lyn, John, and Neil key leaders as we continue to grow the business.

“In their respective roles, these individuals will spearhead initiatives aimed at enhancing AAB’s position as a trusted advisor to clients. Their combined experience, expertise and passion will ensure that the business retains its client-centric focus, and provides unparalleled service delivery.

“With these appointments, we reinforce our commitment to deliver exceptional value to our clients and remain at the forefront of our industry.”

Since securing investment from August Equity in 2021, AAB has trebled in size and now employs c1,000 people across 12 office locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States, with strategic plans in place to continue to scale the business rapidly supported by these promotions announced today.

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