Stuart McCallum has re-joined Baker Tilly after a four year interim at Clydesdale Bank. Leveraging his broadened experience in the food and drinks sector from his time at the bank, McCallum returns as Director in Baker Tilly’s Agriculture, Hospitality/Tourism and Food and Drink practice. His new responsibilities include business advisory and corporate finance.
Stuart McCallum joins Baker Tilly from the Clydesdale Bank, where he has worked since 2011. His latest roles at the bank were that of Director of Corporate & Acquisition Finance for the West of Scotland, a role at which he started in 2012, and that of Regional Lead for Food and Drink in the North region, a function held since 2011. McCallum started at the bank as Partner. Prior to joining Clydesdale Bank, McCallum also was a Director at Baker Tilly; having worked in its Corporate Finance practice from 2006 onwards. Between the start of 2003 and the end of 2005, he held a role in Corporate Finance and Debt advisory at Craig Corporate, having left the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he worked since 1997 in Acquisition Finance and Corporate & Commercial Banking. McCallum started his career at Alexander Sloan as Trainee in 1990, before joining Forte in 1993.
McCallum holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
McCallum re-joins Baker Tilly at the firm’s Glasgow office. In his role as Director, McCallum will leverage his many years’ experience in the food and drink sector to strengthen the firm’s Agriculture, Hospitality/Tourism and Food and Drink practice. The multi-sector team’s focus reflects the coming together and interconnectedness of different areas of the Scottish economy. McCallum will provide the firm’s clients with a variety of needs, including business advisory in end accounts and management, M&A plans, growth funding procurement as well as day-to-day financials. He will further use his corporate finance capabilities to provide services in consulting and due diligence for companies, equity houses and banks.
Commenting on the appointment, Robert Ross, Baker Tilly’s Regional Managing Partner for Scotland, says: “Stuart is a highly experienced chartered accountant who has an excellent mix of advisory, banking and risk management experience within industry, professional practice and PLC banks. He has strong credentials in the Food and Drink sector and a wide network of business contacts across Scotland and we are delighted that he has agreed to re-join us at Baker Tilly.”