Grant Thornton strengthens innovation tax team with new hire in Scotland

Douglas Reid

Grant Thornton has strengthened its specialist tax team in Scotland with a new senior manager hire.

Douglas Reid has joined the business and financial adviser, to lead its Innovation Group in Scotland, which is part of a rapidly growing, UK-wide dedicated, multi-disciplinary team.

Douglas has more than 17 years’ experience working with and advising businesses on their tax affairs, most recently spending 9 years specialising in government R&D tax incentives and patent box claims across both the UK and Australia.

His appointment is part of Grant Thornton’s long-term growth strategy in Scotland, which has resulted in a number of senior hires in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow over the last twelve months.

Vishal Chopra, Grant Thornton’s Head of Tax in Scotland, said:

“Douglas’ experience and insight is a great asset and reaffirms our commitment to support our clients’ growth plans, providing proactive advice in the field of innovation taxes.

“Our focus is on helping to build a more sustainable, vibrant economy in Scotland, and key to that success is our ability to tap-in to the incentives and support available to the country’s most dynamic fast-growing businesses.”

Douglas Reid added:

“Grant Thornton’s drive to create a vibrant economy is what really attracted me to the firm.

The business landscape is rapidly evolving, with new expanding sectors and a raft of dynamic entrepreneurial leaders who are seeking expert assistance to guide them through the complex range of reliefs available to them. I’m really looking forward to playing a key role in helping to drive future growth for both our clients and Grant Thornton.”