Gordon was educated at Kelso High School and then obtained a Diploma in accounting from the Scottish College of Textiles in 1986, where he was also awarded the British Institute of Management prize as the leading student. Thereafter, Gordon joined John J Welch and Co in Kelso in 1986 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1990.
In 1994 Gordon became a partner in the then-nine partner firm of John J Welch and Co. Although a general partner, Gordon has been a registered individual for audit since 1994. He has, over the years, built up a breadth of knowledge and experience in many business areas including dealing with owner managed companies, agriculture entities of all sizes, charities and co-operatives.
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