Tom Craig

Tom founded Craig Corporate in 1985. He is now Chairman of Craig Corporate and sits on the board (as a non-executive or Chairman) of several companies including Houston Bottling and Co-Pack. Tom was also delighted to have been appointed as the Chairman of the Scottish Golf Union, leading it through to it’s amalgamation with the LSGA.

During his early career, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young & Co (now Ernst & Young), after which he joined ICFC (now 3i) as an Investment Controller. He then spent some time in industry before moving into management consultancy with PA.

tcraig@craigcorp.co.uk +44 (0)141 243 4980

Paul Yacoubian

Paul joined Craig Corporate in 1988 and is responsible for leading its development in both of its key service areas, business management and corporate finance. He also sits on the board of a number of companies including the Ferguson Group (oil and gas) and ACS Limited (hirewear).

During his early career he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co, during which he spent some time on secondment to the investment team of the Scottish Development Agency (which was later spun into Scottish Equity Partners).

pyacoubian@craigcorp.co.uk +44 (0)141 243 4980

Bill Finlay

Bill joined Craig Corporate in 1997 and has been involved in a variety of Business Management roles including Finance Director and Financial Controller, as well as acting as non-executive Director for various SME companies. He has successfully implemented a number of turnaround plans and has performed a large number of diligence and investigation assignments. Bill also has considerable experience in corporate finance deals including MBO’s, acquisitions and disposals.

Bill qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Thomson McClintock (now KPMG) and has had a number of senior management roles in industry.  Before joining Craig Corporate, Bill was with AT Mays, the travel agent, latterly as Group Accountant and Company Secretary.

bfinlay@craigcorp.co.uk +44 (0)141 243 4980

Neil Grimmond

Neil joined Craig Corporate in 2005 and has been involved with both corporate finance and business management assignments. Corporate finance projects have ranged from diligence to assisting with sales and acquisitions of companies with particular focus on MBO’s.

Neil qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC where he gained significant experience across a wide range of sectors.

ngrimmond@craigcorp.co.uk +44 (0)141 243 4980

Gordon McCall

Gordon re-joined Craig Corporate in May 2014, and is involved in both corporate finance and business management assignments. Corporate finance projects range from diligence to assisting with the acquisition of a business as part of a long term client strategy, and Gordon has also provided interim financial management for a multi-million pound turnover businesses.

Gordon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deutsche Bank in London, where he gained significant experience in Risk Management within Corporate banking. After an initial spell with Craig Corporate in 2008, Gordon has worked with both a major bank and in industry, gaining experience of business management and financial control within a number of sectors.

gmccall@craigcorp.co.uk +44 (0)141 243 4980

Paul Bready

Paul joined Craig Corporate in 2016 and has been involved in various diligence, fund raising and financial modelling assignments.

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) with Grant Thornton’s commercial audit practice in Edinburgh after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy (B’Acc) at Glasgow University. After returning to Glasgow with Grant Thornton, Paul was responsible as the External Audit Manager for a number of Scotland’s largest public sector bodies (including Scotland’s national agency for sport and Scotland’s Fire & Rescue Service) alongside a number of privately owned businesses in the whisky, manufacturing and property sectors.

In 2015 Paul was presented with an ICAS award for “Demonstrating the Values of a CA” and was a semi-finalist for the “One Young CA” accolade, a prize given for leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation within the profession.

Paul has strong experience in the practice of scenario planning and helping organisations think about how the future will impact upon their long-term financial strategy.

Paul joined Craig Corporate to continue to work with a wide variety of ambitious, growing organisations where he can use his experience to provide hands on support to help our clients

pbready@craigcorp.co.uk +44 (0)141 243 4980