People

Scott Carnegie

Scott Carnegie has over 25 years experience of advising on Fundraising and Business Restructuring for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises. During that time, he has also held several Executive Director roles with client companies giving him hands on experience in running businesses in several market sectors. He continues to sit on many Boards in both Executive and Non Executive capacities. In 2006, he founded, and is Chairman of Discovery Investment Fund- an angel group which focuses on start-up and early stage investments. In 2013 he founded and is chairman of London Scottish Investment Partners, an angel group which focuses on helping later stage companies to grow and exit at value.

Stephen Paterson

Stephen joined Quest March 2015 from Johnston Carmichael (Chartered Accountants) where he was Corporate Finance Director. After qualifying with a big 4 firm in the 80’s , worked in industry & commerce in a number of FD roles, culminating in winning the Scottish Finance Director of the year award in 2000. He uses extensive experience to help solve clients corporate finance “problems” whether funding , M&A activity , restructuring etc. He has 2 married daughters off the payroll and a son working for Harper MacLeod. Likes playing golf competitively and watching rugby & football.

Duncan Thorburn

Duncan is a Scottish Chartered Accountant who joined Quest in June 2015 from the Royal Bank of Scotland where he was part of the Restructuring team. Duncan was responsible for the management of a portfolio of problem and potential problem debt exposures for small and medium sized enterprises, with a focus on business turnaround. Prior to this role Duncan gained experience in a variety of placements within the RBS Finance Graduate programme.

Duncan graduated from the University of Edinburgh and gained an MA in Business Studies and Accounting. He likes most sporting activities, in particular football, golf and running.

Scott McIntyre

Scott is an ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant who joined Quest from Ernst & Young LLP in May 2017. During Scott’s 7 years at EY, he worked on a wide assurance and advisory portfolio spanning Jersey, London and Edinburgh. Throughout Scott’s EY Career he gained extensive experience and helped clients navigate many regulatory and financial challenges. Industry experience includes the Financial Services, Manufacturing and Technology sectors. He has particular expertise in Financial Modelling.

Scott is responsible for delivery of the firm’s broad range of advisory services and supporting clients through transactions.

Associates

Stuart Mitchell

Stuart has significant experience of guiding clients through transformational events, whether that be raising equity, defining strategy or managing change. Stuarts principal sector expertise is in Technology & Manufacturing. Stuart also holds a number of Executive Directorships giving him invaluable experience of running businesses as well as advising them

Graham Langley

Graham has over 35 years of professional experience and after a long established banking career has moved into Corporate Finance Advisory. Graham works closely with owner-managers of SME businesses assisting with business development, strategy and funding across a broad range of sectors.