Partners& enters the Scottish market – Scottish Business News


THE MacDonald Group has entered into an exclusive agreement with Partners&, which is due to be finalized in June. The deal will see the MacDonald team become part of Partners&, while retaining its brand.

The MacDonald Group was founded in 1978 and today the team of 50 are based across Scotland in locations such as Arbroath, Benbecula, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Perth, providing trade assurance, personal insurance and claims management to a wide range of customers.

Phil Barton, CEO of Partners&, said: “In 2020, Partners& set out to establish itself as the best consultancy firm in the UK. Our strategy, set out at the time, made clear our commitment to building a national footprint, and with the appointment of Ross Dingwall we specifically signaled our intention to establish a major presence in Scotland. Since then, we have explored the market, identified MacDonald Group as our number one partner, and begun the process of building a better understanding and understanding of this important and attractive market.

“I am delighted that Ewan and the MacDonald Group team share this vision. Integrating MacDonald Group into Partners&, as a cornerstone of our Scottish plan, is the perfect step. I am extremely excited about our growth plans and look forward to growing our business in Scotland through additional talent recruitment and targeted mergers and acquisitions.

Ewan MacDonald, Managing Partner of The MacDonald Group, said: “We have had an unprecedented opportunity to join forces with Phil Barton and the wider Partners& team. This will allow us to achieve our ambition to be the leading consultancy business in Scotland, being part of an organization whose aim is to be the best consultancy business in the UK. Partners&’s vision is so closely aligned with ours and will increase our ability to protect and serve our clients, especially in these challenging times. »


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