AT SCOTT-MONCRIEFF we are serious about corporate social responsibility. We are keen to to integrate social, environmental and economic concerns into the firm’s culture by incorporating core values into our decision making.

We actively strive to support local communities and charities and many of our staff and partners volunteer in responsible positions, offer advisory support to charitable organisation and regularly volunteer to undertake a range of community and charitable activities.

We also organise work experience opportunities with local schools and assist individuals who are looking to build a career in their chosen field or looking to combine industry recognised qualifications with valuable work experience.

Our goal is to make a positive contribution to the society in which we live and work. Scotland’s future is in the hands of the next generation, and we want to make a sustainable investment in these young people. Everyone should have access to quality employment and be able to use the opportunities available to them to be part of a workforce that confident, skilled and effective.


Our clients include a number of inspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and high growth businesses and this means we regularly see the power of entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurs not only contribute new ideas and developments to society, but also create new jobs for both themselves and their communities.

Often, they think differently, and tackle challenges in new ways. We want entrepreneurship to be promoted to create new businesses, new jobs, and new ideas for Scotland to grow and prosper. The most effective way of capturing this spirit is by instilling its values in our young people, who can be motivated to create their own ideas and start their own projects, if they have the confidence to pursue their ambitions – and we’ve seen from the success of our own clients that this can reap real rewards for both individuals and wider society.

That’s why we are so delighted to be sponsoring the Bad Idea competition in Edinburgh and Glasgow this year. The concept that there’s no such thing as a bad idea and that everyone, no matter where they come from, has the potential to generate that spark of inspiration to create a successful business is something we strongly believe in. 


Wemyss Stewart,
partner in Scott-Moncrieff and currently partner in charge of CSR