Past, Present and Future
Established in 1948, Stewart Gilmour has over many years built up an enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and accountancy services to businesses and personal clients throughout Ayrshire and beyond. Our close links with and knowledge of the local business community have allowed us to fully understand the needs of our clients across a wide range of industry sectors.
We are a company that is ambitious for our clients, progressive in our outlook and committed to investing in people and technology to ensure that we continue to offer our clients the most efficient service possible. We are a personable and approachable outfit and we ensure that all of our clients have direct contact with one of our two Partners, Ken Livingstone and Sheila Tannock who are supported by an extensive team of qualified and highly experienced staff.
Ken joined Stewart Gilmour & Co as a Partner in 2003. A graduate of Stirling University, Ken trained as a Chartered Accountant with multi-national firm Deloitte and Touche, later joining the Business Tax Group with Ernst Young. A passionate interest in film making dating back to early childhood led to Ken building a sizable client base in the Film and TV sector during his time as an Audit Manager and Associate at Sinclair Wood & Co.
Over the past ten years Ken has built up extensive knowledge of the accounting and tax issues affecting the firm’s many agricultural clients. He has been instrumental in developing sophisticated IT systems within the company to improve efficiency and has overseen the expansion of the practice into new industry sectors including media and renewable energy.
Upon graduating from Edinburgh University with a degree in Accountancy, joined Stewart Gilmour & Co in 1982 and was made a Junior Partner in 1989. Being from a farming background, Sheila had a real understanding of the needs of the company’s many agricultural clients. Her outstanding work in this area was recognised and Sheila became a Partner in 1994.
Over the past twenty years, Sheila has built up long standing and strong relationships with an extensive list of clients. During this time she has built up considerable knowledge and experience of working with clients within the Construction, Plant & Machinery, Hospitality, and Healthcare sectors.