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Scott Moncrieff scoops public sector expert from Grant Thornton

PUBLIC SECTOR specialist Gary Devlin has boosted Scott Moncrieff’s practice by joining from Grant Thornton.

Formerly head of GT’s government and not-for-profit practices in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Devlin has also worked with Audit Scotland, plus other third sector and government-related sectors. He is a member of the executive committee of CIPFA in Scotland and the Scottish Audit Group.

Devlin will be looking to develop Scott Moncrieff’s services across both Scotland and north England.

In October 2014 the firm promoted Morag Watson and Pamela Coyne to partner, taking its partner number at that time to 16. 

Stewart MacDonald, managing partner of Scott-Moncrieff, said: “A leading light in the public sector arena, we are pleased that Gary is joining us as our own specialist division is experiencing rapid growth.

“The public sector is changing, and with the breadth of experience and expertise we have gathered together, we are well-placed to provide our clients with the complex support required to steer those changes towards conclusion. With the public sector operating in a much leaner, more transparent and more ‘corporate’ manner, insightful support is sometimes crucial to maintaining the successful delivery of front-end services.”

The firm sits on a number of what it describes as “significant panels and frameworks”, including Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC Ltd). The firm is also part of the UK Government’s ConsultancyONE framework, use of which is mandatory for all central government organisations, departments, arm’s length bodies and non-departmental public bodies for tenders valued between £100,000 and £2m.

Scott Moncrieff is ranked 52nd in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 table of firms, with £11m in fee income for the y/e April 2014.

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