Mearns & Company, a multi award winning Chartered wealth management and employee benefits consultancy based in Edinburgh, is pleased to welcome the appointment of Alan Fergusson as a Non-Executive Director.

Alan has over 20 years’ worth of experience in the Financial Services industry. He was recently the Employee Benefits Managing Director at Mattioli Woods until May last year. Before that, Alan was with Kudos Financial Services, helping to oversee its growth over the course of 11 years before it was sold to Mattioli Woods.

At Mattioli Woods, Alan was involved in a wide range of projects and opportunities including strategic development, and harmonisation of propositions around acquisitions.

Alan has interests in the wider business community as well. He was a board member at Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, and at the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), both of which provided him with experiences across a broad range of industries and entrepreneurial led firms.

Mearns & Company, well known for its strong client and people focus, has been growing its corporate client base organically for over two decades. The company excels in achieving significant cost savings for its corporate clients, while delivering a consistently high level of technical expertise and a personalised approach.

Catherine Bell, Managing Director of Mearns & Company said: “We are very excited to welcome Alan to the team. Alan understands that the unique culture at Mearns & Company is what drives our success, and is committed to supporting us in our desire to grow while protecting our long held values. We believe that having Alan’s skills and experience in our team will place us in a strong position to develop both our business and our employee benefits offering, providing new corporate clients with an alternative to the larger, traditional employee benefit consultancies in Scotland.

On the announcement of his appointment, Alan Fergusson said: “I am delighted to be working with the management team at Mearns & Company who I have known for some time. Their recent achievement of Investors in People Platinum accreditation demonstrates the high quality people practice standards that the company has, and shows they are well placed to provide employers with an outstanding calibre of service. I look forward to assisting them in evolving their business in the changing world of wealth management and employee benefits. The firm is in a great position to grow.”