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Chartered Certified Accountants

Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

John Hughes


John commenced employment with Peat Marwick Mitchell (that’s one for the oldies – part of KPMG now) in 1974. After a brief sojourn at Chalmers Impey he joined Ballantyne & Co in 1978, qualifying FCCA in 1982 and becoming a partner in 1989.

Jim Ballantyne


Jim joined his father (who founded the firm in 1964) in 1982, qualifying FCCA in 1987 rising to partner in 1989. He is a former president of the Scottish Football League and Chairman of Airdrieonians FC.

Ken Whitehall

Another old timer (in fact, the oldest), Ken joined in December, 1977.

Camilla McAlpine

One of our younger team, Camilla qualified CA in 2014, joining us shortly after.

Gordon Sharp

Gordon joined us in 2015. He has extensive experience of medical practice accounts (and knows a few other things, too).

Julie Pringle

Office and payroll bureau manager. Vastly experienced, Julie has been with us for many years.

Christine Devenny, Emma Kilpatrick & Karen Lawrie

All well experienced at the front line.

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