THE numbers are adding up for a talented Fairlie man after he was named among the top 100 young chartered accountants of 2019.

Craig McLaughlin, director of undergraduate accounting at Strathclyde University Business School, was selected as among the best in his field by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Craig said: "It’s an absolute privilege to be named on this list.

"Since joining Strathclyde University Business School in December 2017, I have been given the opportunity to work with some amazing students, colleagues and businesses, who, without their continual support, passion and drive this would not have been possible."

Craig's nomination praised his work and described him as an 'inspirational mentor'.

It added: "In his role as a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, Craig has proved himself an inspirational mentor and educator."

He has previously worked as a lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland and as Assistant Manager at KPMG UK.

Craig was praised for his willingness to go 'above and beyond' for his students to meet their needs and for his clear and engaging teaching style.

All 100 CAs on the list have been invited to join their peers and other outstanding CAs at The Future Generation event in London in September, where one of the top 100 will be honoured with an overall winner's award.

ICAS Chief Executive Bruce Cartwright said: "In this year’s awards, we wish to identify young people who are standing out, rising to the challenges they present and finding solutions.

“I would like to congratulate Craig all of the exceptional certified accountants who made it on to this year’s top 100 young chartered accountants' list.

“It is a great achievement to make it onto the list and it presents a wonderful chance for these talented people to be recognised by their peers.

"We look forward to seeing them progress even further in their future careers."