Our history

Smith & Williamson has been managing the financial affairs of private clients and their business interests for over a century.

Founded in Glasgow in 1881, the firm has grown and evolved over the years to offer a wide range of complementary services.

We merged with NCL (Securities) Limited (incorporating Cunningham Coates in Northern Ireland) in 2002 and with Solomon Hare, a UK accounting and financial advisory firm in 2005. These mergers, along with the 2011 acquisition of the tax business of Begbies Traynor, have contributed to our growth and success.

We’re now among the ten largest firms of accountants in the UK* and our investment management business has around £20.8 billion of funds under management and advice**.

With over 1,700 people in 12 offices across the UK, Ireland and Jersey, our firm provides a distinctive range of financial and professional services to meet the needs of our clients.

*According to the latest survey of the market by Accountancy Age

**As at 31 March 2019

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