Buying or selling a business in Scotland (West)?

Introducing Raymond and Fiona…

Raymond has many years of accountancy and business experience and has also worked in the business recovery and corporate finance sectors.

Initially planning to be a solicitor, Raymond qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. He then became national operations partner for two of the UK’s top ten accountancy practices, PKF and Baker Tilly, and played a key role in both firms’ growth in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Following his departure from Baker Tilly in 2005, Raymond became chairman of a property group in Scotland, Credential Holdings. He has also acted as an interim manager and business consultant for many SME companies.

“I’m delighted to be using my business experience to help Business Partnership’s clients,” said Raymond.

“My specialism is in strategic management with particular emphasis on assisting companies to grow and I can also help to formalise exit strategies and source potential buyers.”

Working alongside Raymond on the administration and marketing side will be his partner Fiona Best, who has logistics, scheduling and planning experience having run her own fashion and events business for many years.

Fiona combines a life-long passion for all things creative with extensive logistics, scheduling and planning experience.

A graduate of the University of the West of Scotland, she has worked in the fashion and event industry for more than 30 years, firstly as a model, then as a model agent and currently as an event organiser.

Fiona’s high profile client list includes major shopping centres, chain stores such as Next, M&S, Debenhams and John Lewis and world renowned Scottish designers including Pam Hogg and Jonathan Saunders.

She has also organised exhibitions, events and product launches for corporate businesses and charities including Scottish Enterprises and Breast Cancer Care.

Fiona has personal experience of selling a successful business. Before launching her events company in 1995, she owned an agency with more than 100 models on its books, including children and character models, for nine years before it was sold.

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