Passionate about the future. Proud of our past.
Established in 1888

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“Our clients tell us that they are reassured by the continuity James Milne provides, they know the team they will be dealing with from day to day and year to year will be the same. That is something that is becoming increasingly rare in our industry.”

richardchristie

partner | banchory

As a firm established for more than a century, James Milne knows the north-east business scene better than most.

Today we serve clients across a diverse range of industries, from the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire staples of oil and gas and agriculture through to retail, hospitality, fishing, haulage, all trades, construction and many more.

Find out how our Business Services can serve you today …

“Finance is one of the most personal parts of any individual’s life and our clients know they have absolute confidentiality when dealing with us. Professionalism is at the centre of everything we do, but we are dealing with people first and foremost – we never lose sight of that.”

michaelfotheringham

partner | aberdeen

As a firm established for more than a century, James Milne knows the north-east business scene better than most.

Today we serve clients across a diverse range of industries, from the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire staples of oil and gas and agriculture through to retail, hospitality, fishing, haulage, all trades, construction and many more.

See how our Personal Taxation services can help you today …

ourpeople

MichaelFotheringham

Partner
mfotheringham@jamesmilne.co.uk

Michael Fotheringham graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an honours degree in agriculture and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2001.

After serving with one of accountancy’s ‘big four’, he joined the firm in 2008 and was made a partner the following year.

Raised on a farm near Strichen, Michael comes from a family steeped in the traditions of agriculture and has continued that with his own Aberdeenshire farm.

Much of Michael’s down time is spent on or near a rugby pitch, having played competitively for over 25 years, most recently with Aberdeenshire RFC and now coaching in the Junior section at Ellon Rugby Club, where both his sons are players. When not herding either cattle or kids on the grass, Michael will probably be found somewhere on the Buchan roads on his bike.

GrahamBridgeford

Partner
gbridgeford@jamesmilne.co.uk

Graham Bridgeford has been with James Milne for more than 25 years, becoming a partner in 1994 and managing partner in 2009.

A University of Aberdeen graduate, Graham joined the firm in 1989 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant three years later. Born and raised in Peterhead, Graham divides his time between the Inverurie and Aberdeen offices.

Accountancy is becoming something of a Bridgeford tradition, with Graham’s father providing the inspiration for his career choice.

When not at work, Graham’s focus is on numbers of a different kind – 4-4-2 or 4-5-1? As a devoted football follower, he has enjoyed the highs and lows of life as a Dons fan having been an Aberdeen season ticket holder for more than 20 years.

GailSoutar

Business Services Manager
gsoutar@jamesmilne.co.uk

As Head of Business Services for James Milne, Gail has extensive experience having worked with a variety of businesses. Inverurie-born, Gail manages James Milne’s bookkeeping service offering as well as its payroll services.

Joining the dedicated team in Inverurie, Gail will support clients across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

As a keen walker, Gail loves to spend as much time as she can walking along Aberdeen Beach or by the River Don.

HazelBremner

Tax Manger
hbremner@jamesmilne.co.uk

James Milne Tax Manager Hazel Bremner has worked for the company for over 30 years. She qualified with the Association of Taxation Technicians in 1994 and since that time has been advising clients on all tax matters.

She assists clients from all industries from farming to retail, sole traders and large employers.

She commented: “James Milne is a highly professional firm which takes pride in providing a personal service but we are also a happy and friendly team, with no airs and graces.”

Having lived in Inverurie all her life, she enjoys walking around the local area, and looking after her two grandchildren and their dog Indie at the weekend.

Movie or book?
Book
How do you take your coffee/tea?
Black tea
Cats or dogs?
Dogs because they show their love and are very loyal.

StuartMilne

Accounts Manager
smilne@jamesmilne.co.uk

With almost 25 years service in the Inverurie office, Stuart has built a reputation as a respected accounts manager. Previously an accountant with a legal firm before moving to what was then Cassie & Co in 1991, he has extensive experience of professional services.

Partnerships fall under his remit with James Milne in addition to sole traders and a wide client base in the farming community.

Stuart is a familiar figure in sport through his links with Huntly Football Club, having been involved since the early 1980s. A former committee member and office bearer, he is now involved in the management of the social club.

HeatherGerrie

Accounts Manager
hgerrie@jamesmilne.co.uk

Certified accountant Heather Gerrie has been with the firm since 2003, having worked for Cassie & Co before the acquisition by James Milne.

Heather has lived in Inverurie since she was a child, and enjoys being able to walk to work to help her daily step count.

She said: “What makes James Milne different is the fact that we have all worked together for a long time, so we are a well-oiled team!”

What is your ideal holiday destination?
Either a cruise or a campervan.
How would your friends describe you?
Chocolate loving bookworm.

RichardGray

rgray@jamesmilne.co.uk

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5 Bon Accord Square
Aberdeen
AB11 6XZ
Telephone: 01224 584458

5 High Street
Inverurie
AB51 3QA
Telephone: 01467 623311

Rosewood, Raemoir Road
Banchory
AB31 4ET
Telephone: 01330 828500

James Milne & Co trading as James Milne Chartered Accountants is a firm of Chartered Accountants with offices in Aberdeen, Inverurie and Banchory.

The Firm is regulated by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (Registration No Z6610976).