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Meet the Partners

We are a firm of general accountancy practitioners and our partners regularly deal with a wide range of sectors and services. All our partners are qualified chartered accountants. Within our combined experience and expertise, there are some specialisms or areas of interest which we’ve highlighted in the partner profiles below.

Alan Patterson

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Date Qualified: 1980
Joined GWA: 1974

Alan is one of our longest serving partners and is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). Alan’s experience as a general accountancy practitioner is invaluable to the firm and his breadth of knowledge covers many areas including accounting, auditing, personal tax, trusts and estates and property ownership. Alan acts as a trustee for many family’s holding land, property and significant investment assets. He is involved in all aspects of tax mitigation including inheritance tax planning and business structures. In terms of business sectors , some of Alan`s most notable clients are involved in agriculture , property ownership , construction , retail and high net worth cases.

In his free time Alan enjoys a wide range of sports.

Email: ajp@gwayre.co.uk
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Andrew Ayre

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Date Qualified: 1983
Joined GWA: 1979

Andrew is a member of the ICAEW as well as being the Chair of tax and technical committee for the Farm and Rural Business Group. Farming and agricultural clients make up a large proportion of Andrew’s client portfolio. Andrew’s experience in family trusts, business valuations and inheritance tax planning are a real asset to the practice.

Away from accountancy, Andrew has a number of interests and hobbies which include sailing, cycling, walking, playing tennis and helping local causes.

Email:ana@gwayre.co.uk
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Ewan Millar

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Date Qualified: 1982
Joined NC Campbell & Co CA: 1984

Ewan trained with a medium sized firm in Dundee and after qualifying had a spell in the tax department of one of the “Big 4”. He was appointed a partner of N C Campbell & Co in 1986. Like all of Greaves West & Ayre’s partners Ewan deals with a wide variety of clients, but coming from a strong agricultural background he takes a special interest in advising farming businesses and agricultural estates.

Email:ecm@gwayre.co.uk

John Coats

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Date qualified: 1988
Joined GWA: 1983

John is renowned for being able to explain complex business and tax issues to his clients in clear and easy to understand terms. He has a varied client portfolio which includes high net worth individuals, landed estates, farms and a number of professional firms including land agents and dentists. John is also experienced when it comes to capital tax planning and mitigation and VAT issues on land and property.

Outside of work, John’s hobbies are shooting, sailing and walking.

Email: jhc@gwayre.co.uk
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Robbie Dalgleish

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Date Qualified: 1988
Joined GWA: 1984

Robbie is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales , and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He has many clients in various industries, including farming, retailing, leisure, and other professional firms, and is currently head of the firm’s Corporate Services department. Robbie is experienced in advising on a wide scope of taxation, accounting, and auditing issues.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and walking his dog.

email: rhd@gwayre.co.uk
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Stuart Allister

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Date Qualified:1993
Joined GWA:1990

As with all our partners, Stuart is a general practitioner with a varied workload. He has a wealth of expertise in corporate acquisitions, disposals and buyouts as well as dispute resolution. Stuart enjoys working with owner-managed businesses on issues such as capital tax and succession planning. He has a number of clients in the manufacturing and renewables sectors.

Agricultural clients and landed estates also form a major part of Stuart’s client portfolio. He acts in an advisory capacity as well as being a trustee involved in the management of estates and their financial affairs.

Stuart enjoys spending his weekends with his family and when he has any spare time left over enjoys sailing, skiing and shooting.

Email: swa@gwayre.co.uk
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Colin Frame

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Date Qualified: 1993
Joined GWA:  1990

Being a farmer’s son, Colin has a number of agricultural clients who value his knowledge and experience in their sector. As a general practitioner, his workload is varied but a typical day can include tax planning, planning for the practice, working with cloud accounting software packages, and accountancy for professional services firms and charities.

Colin is a big rugby fan and played for his local club as well as being a past president. He enjoys reading and film and spends a lot of his spare time in his role as the Chair of the local academy.

Email: cmf@gwayre.co.uk
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Douglas Gould

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Date Qualified: 1990
Joined NC Campbell & Co CA: 1991

Douglas trained with a firm in Edinburgh qualifying before going on to work in the audit department of one of the “Big 4”.  He joined N C Campbell & Co in 1991 and was appointed a Partner in 2002. As well as dealing with a broad range of clients, Douglas specialises in acting for churches, charities, clubs and associations.

Email: dag@gwayre.co.uk

Stuart Faed

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Date Qualified: 1992
Joined GWA: 2001

As well as being a member of ICAS and the Financial Services Faculty, Stuart has a Diploma in Financial Planning (Dip. PFS). Stuart’s main focus is investment business, although he has a lot of experience in internal and external audit work too.  His clients include local and national charities as well as those in education and health.

In the summer months Stuart is a keen gardener and come winter time he enjoys shooting. He also possesses a very good singing voice and is a member of two local choirs. Stuart can also be found starring in performances at the local theatre and panto productions.

Email: saff@gwayre.co.uk
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Craig Little

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Qualified: 2004
Joined GWA: 2004

A member of the Chartered Accountants of Scotland with a degree in accountancy, Craig has expertise in a variety of fields, including tourism, equestrian, construction and business growth. Away from the office, he’s a keen sportsman with an interest in rugby, golf, shooting and general fitness.

Email: cgl@gwayre.co.uk
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Roseanne Bennett

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Date Qualified: 2006
Joined GWA: 2007

Roseanne has a degree in Agri-Business Management and has a strong interest in agricultural and rural businesses in particular. Many of her clients are owner managed businesses and start-ups across a wide variety of industry sectors.

Roseanne’s two children keep her on her toes and she likes nothing better than being outdoors, with outings to the beach being a particular family favourite.

Email: rmb@gwayre.co.uk
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