Practical advice, Personal assistance
Rennie Welch and its predecessor firms have practiced as accountants and business advisors in the South of Scotland since the 1920s. The firm was originally founded by John J Welch in Hawick and a number of years later he expanded the firm into Kelso. The firm continued to grow with satellite offices being opened in Galashiels and Langholm.
In the mid 1990s the firm amicably split into two distinct partnerships of similar size with Welch & Company Kelso taking over the business generated from the Kelso Office. At the time the Kelso operation occupied three offices in Kelso Square and the decision was taken to build a suite of offices tailor made for the requirements of a modern progressive firm. In 2002 the firm moved into its current home - Academy House on Shedden Park Road. Two years later, as a result of ongoing growth in the practice and the availability of adjoining premises, Academy House was extended.
In 2002, at the time of the move to Academy House, the name of the firm was changed to Rennie Welch to give a more distinct corporate image while at the same time continuing to highlight the name of Welch which has been a byword in the Accountancy Profession in the Borders for the best part of the century.
Geographical expansion has followed in more recent years with the opening of new offices, the first in Melrose in 2014 as part of the merger of Pollock and Co into the existing practice, with a further office in Berwick on Tweed opening in 2016.
The firm, throughout its history, has aimed to serve the accounting, auditing and taxation needs of all aspects of the business community predominantly in the Borders and beyond, and as such has developed a wide expertise in retailing, manufacturing, hotel and catering and the service industries. By virtue of its location the firm has always had a major specialism in agricultural accounting and taxation matters, which has been carefully developed by former partners such as Stewart Aitchison, John Stenhouse and John Aitkin and is now carried on with equal enthusiasm by the current complement of staff which comprises 6 Partners and approaching 40 staff based in our offices in Kelso, Melrose and Berwick.