Former head of KPMG joins Edinburgh climate change centre

A former global CEO of accountancy giant KPMG has been appointed as chair of a new strategic board by the new Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability (B-CCaS) at the University of Edinburgh.

Published 20 November 2020

Graeme Williams: New reality for Scotland’s deals market as recovery kicks in

Graeme Williams, director of M&A at KPMG in Scotland, considers the state of the deals market in Scotland.

Published 20 November 2020

KPMG: Scottish retailers will have to innovate to survive winter

Scottish retailers will have to be innovative to survive this winter due to the double impact of Brexit and Covid-19, KPMG has warned.

Published 19 November 2020

Black heritage business leaders join forces with KPMG to inspire Scotland’s future business stars

Black heritage business leaders have shared their personal stories of challenge and triumph in a KPMG UK event aimed at inspiring Scotland’s future business leaders.

Published 11 November 2020

KPMG to offload restructuring unit to focus on audit work

Bill Michael, chairman and senior partner of KPMG UK, has told partners that the firm's board has decided to sell its UK restructuring arm because conflicts of interest and increased regulatory scrutiny are preventing it from securing new work.

Published 10 November 2020

KPMG: Value of venture capital investment rises in Scotland despite COVID-19 uncertainty

Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, the value of Venture Capital (VC) investment in Scottish scale-ups increased in the third of quarter of 2020, according to the latest data from KPMG's Private Enterprise’s Global Venture Pulse Survey.

Published 4 November 2020

Blair Nimmo and Geoff Jacobs appointed joint liquidators of the St Andrews Street Hotel

Blair Nimmo and Geoff Jacobs of KPMG were yesterday appointed as joint liquidators of The St Andrew Street Hotel Company Limited.

Published 29 October 2020

KPMG announces series of senior promotions in Scotland

KPMG UK has appointed a new partner, three associate partners and four directors in Scotland as it prepares for further growth.

Published 28 October 2020

RBS kicks off Scottish Family Business Week

A free event dedicated to Scottish family businesses, hosted by Royal Bank of Scotland, has kicked off this week, exploring how a strong and resilient business can be built in the current climate.

Published 27 October 2020

KPMG offloads Makinson Cowell to Lazard

KPMG is offloading its investor consultancy business Makinson Cowell to investment bank Lazard as the Big Four firm seeks to cull potential conflicts of interest between its auditing division and consulting work.

Published 22 October 2020

SCR & KPMG: No recovery in sight as retail sales fail to improve

September marked the eighth month in a row of declining retail sales in Scotland, falling -6.0% on a total basis, according to the latest retail sales monitor from KPMG and the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 21 October 2020

Big Four hike fees after regulations tighten

Audit fees at the Big Four accountancy firms Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG increased by 6.9% last year as they increased their charges to account for tougher regulations introduced by the regulator. 

Published 20 October 2020

Blair Nimmo: Collaboration and compromise, not catastrophe - the key to defusing landlord-occupier tension

Blair Nimmo, head of restructuring at KPMG in Scotland, discusses the landlord-occupier tensions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 5 October 2020

Kirsty Ross: Scotland's resilient family businesses can ride out the COVID storm

Kirsty Ross, head of KPMG’s family business team in Scotland, discusses the resilience of family businesses and how firms can use their generational experience to ride out the COVID-19 storm.

Published 24 September 2020

Apparent breaches found in KPMG’s Carillion audit investigation

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has indicated that rule breaches have been discovered in its investigation into KPMG’s audits of collapsed contractor Carillion.

Published 22 September 2020