Our Vision

“We envision a world where people understand their accounts, where numbers aren’t something to be afraid of and where people are confident about their business finances. A world where visiting your accountant is as pleasant an experience as dining at your favourite restaurant.”


You Count. We Count.

Our Story


I'm Alasdair McGill and Ashton McGill is the culmination of a career that started back in 1987, when I was a young trainee accountant. Fast forward 30 years, many of which were spent as an entrepreneur and as a designer, and I've come full circle - back to running an accounting & consulting business.

However, this time I'm building a business with my son, Andy, who's our Creative Director. After studying marketing & web design in Glasgow, Andy's gone on to work as a digital strategist and he now uses those skills to help our clients grow their businesses. He's also an entrepreneur, who's been running businesses since he was 15 years old, so understands what it feels like to be the client.

Everything that we do has been thoughtfully designed around the needs of clients. We've learned what those are from years of research, and we've used our design expertise to create an accounting experience that breaks with convention and puts the client at the heart of the process. It's Accountancy re-imagined.


Alasdair’s Career Highlights


  • Connector.Connector.

    1993 - ACCA qualified

    A couple of months after my daughter was born, I passed my final ACCA exams. In the Spring of 1993 I left EY to join a client as their Financial Controller.

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    1997 - Group Managing Director

    Over the next few years we expanded the Group – growing, buying & selling businesses in a variety of industries. I became Group MD in 1997.

  • Connector.Connector.

    2004 - Move to Aberdeen

    In 2002 I sold a business to an Investment Company in Aberdeen. Two years later I moved up there to become FD of the biggest company in their Group.

  • Connector.Connector.

    2011 - This is Service Design Thinking

    This marked the start of my journey as a designer. Working on a project with service design agency C4DI, I was introduced to a new way of thinking that would have a profound effect on my future direction.

  • Connector.Connector.

    2014 - University of Dundee

    After moving back to Perthshire for personal reasons in 2013, I was appointed as Head of Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Strategy at the University of Dundee. I led the design and implementation of the University’s strategy, and although I moved on in 2016 I remain the Entrepreneur in Residence.

  • Connector.Connector.

    2017 - Re-inventing Accountancy

    As a business owner, I’ve been frustrated by the accounting offering in the UK for several years now. After hunting for someone that would deliver the service I’d want to buy and failing, I finally decided to do something about it.


Welcome to the future of accounting.

John

John

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Seth

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Want to work with us?

We're keen to hear from accountants & bookkeepers who see the world the same way we do. People who have had enough of the old ways and want to be part of something new. You'll be an expert in your field, but your qualifications are less important than your attitude. You're a non-conformist, who believes in better. So go ahead, get in touch. Surprise us!