George was born and brought up in Kelso. He attended the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he graduated in Economic Studies. George trained as a Chartered Accountant in Edinburgh, qualifying in 1973.
In 1974 George moved back to Kelso to work with John J Welch & Company, the predecessor firm of Rennie Welch, becoming a Partner in 1976 and serving in that capacity until retiring as Senior Partner in 2008.
George has worked as a General Partner throughout his career but has considerable experience in Accounting and Taxation issues as they affect the Farming, Hotel and Catering and Health and Social Care sectors. He has also been heavily involved in Charitable and Community Organisations, holding various administrative positions.
Currently George works on a part time basis as a Consultant to the firm, continuing to give support in his specialty fields.
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