Morton Fraser took top place in the SME300 on the strength of its turnover and profit figures in the last financial year. The Edinburgh-headquartered law firm's turnover grew to £19.90m, with profits rising to £7m and its headcount rising to nearly 280. Morton Fraser has consolidated its recent growth with increased annual billings, major investment in its IT and some key hires.
The firm has benefitted from revenue growth across all areas of the business, with its commercial real estate, corporate and banking & finance teams seeing particularly strong growth. Commercial success at Morton Fraser has coincided with the continuation of their ‘commitment to clarity’. This clarity commitment drives how Morton Fraser conducts relationships with clients from initial communication to the way advice is shared and used, guaranteeing clarity on advice and costs.
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Chris Harte, Chief Executive of Morton Fraser LLP, said: “The Business Insider Scottish SME Awards are a great way of recognising the great work being done by a wide range of businesses right across Scotland and we're delighted to receive this external recognition of what we've achieved over the last year. This has very much been the culmination of the plan we've been implementing over the last few years to drive the firm forward. We've a fantastic team of people here with a real commitment to getting it right for our clients and it's great to see that hard work being recognised. We're also well aware that we operate in an increasingly competitive market and so are hugely grateful to our clients for continuing to show their confidence in us.
“We are building sustainable, long-term success here. From commercial clients looking for an in-built understanding of their sector in Scotland to private clients who trust our discretion and clarity of advice, our success comes from a broad base of services and a consistent way of doing business.”