AAB Announces Promotions For Three Key Leaders To Drive Growth

AAB, a leading professional services firm across the UK & Ireland, has today announced the promotion of three business leaders to drive forward its ambitious growth plans. With a commitment to building deeper relationships with clients, AAB has appointed Lyn…

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News15th May 2024

By Emma Lancaster

AAB, a leading professional services firm across the UK & Ireland, has today announced the promotion of three business leaders to drive forward its ambitious growth plans. With a commitment to building deeper relationships with clients, AAB has appointed Lyn Calder as Chief Growth Officer, John Beevers as Head of Professional Services and Neil Robb as Head of Business Advisory. 

As the newly appointed Chief Growth Officer, Lyn Calder brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning and business development, poised to drive expansion initiatives and cultivate key partnerships. Lyn has been with AAB for six years and was previously the Managing Partner for the AAB Edinburgh office.  

John Beevers, in the role of Head of Professional Services, will leverage extensive expertise in business performance to enhance service quality and drive operational excellence overseeing Audit, Corporate Finance, Business Advisory, Tax and Private Client. John is based in the AAB Leeds office. John had previously been a partner at Sagars for more than twenty years and joined AAB in 2021 as part of AAB’s strategic acquisition of the accountancy business. 

Neil Robb, who takes on the role of Head of Business Advisory, will lead efforts to provide tailored solutions for SMEs through delivery of accounting & tax compliance, digital accounting solutions and strategic advisory projects. Neil is based in Glasgow and joined AAB in 2023 in the eighth strategic deal for AAB in the acquisition of French Duncan. 

Emma Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer of AAB, commented: “The business has been on an incredible growth journey over the last three years. As part of our growth strategy, we are committed to providing unmatched opportunities for our team members to develop their own careers. Their proven track records and commitment to excellence make Lyn, John, and Neil key leaders as we continue to grow the business.  

“In their respective roles, these individuals will spearhead initiatives aimed at enhancing AAB’s position as a trusted advisor to clients. Their combined experience, expertise and passion will ensure that the business retains its client-centric focus and provides unparalleled service delivery.  

“With these appointments, we reinforce our commitment to deliver exceptional value to our clients and remain at the forefront of our industry.”  

Since securing investment from August Equity in 2021, AAB has trebled in size and now employs c1,000 people across 12 office locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States, with strategic plans in place to continue to scale the business rapidly, supported by the promotions announced today. 

By Emma Lancaster