Derek joined Martin Aitken & Co as an Associate Tax Director in September 2016. He is CIOT qualified and has 15+ years of experience which he gained whilst working for Big 4 accountancy firms, and most recently, as Director of Taxation with Craig Corporate. Derek has significant experience in advising SMEs and owner-managed businesses across a wide range of industries and market sectors on tax compliance and transactional related taxes. He is regularly called upon to advise on succession issues in family-run businesses and to provide assistance to business start-ups, including EIS and SEIS companies. Derek is also a member of the Scottish Technical Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.