About us

We are a family owned and run business, our aim from inception has been to change the face of accountancy. From a stuffy, unapproachable sector to one that is open, listens to what is required, celebrates and supports diversity and champions its clients.

C Allan and Son was incorporated in January 2013, after a frank discussion about all that we perceived to be wrong within the field of accounting – accountants disconnected from their clients, unrealistic and archaic practices and modes of working and most importantly; a sector that required an injection of modernity, to give it a refresh and pull it in to the 21st century.

We have over 21 years’ experience across several sectors both nationally and internationally. These include e-commerce, charitable, aviation, marine, generation and supply, outsourcing, local government, civil service and IT. 

Building our own business from scratch has allowed us to experience the highs of having a vision you know can work; and the struggles and frustrations that can hinder progress along the way – your accountant shouldn’t feature on that list. 

We believe in real time information, informal meetings and knowing our clients’ businesses personally. We do our homework and it shows by how our clients feel about the bespoke service we provide them.

Thanks to cloud technology, we service clients from all over the UK . This modern aspect within business is something that excites us and we actively promote. It is so time efficient and instant, meaning the information we provide and receive is relevant and useful. The possibilities are endless!

Located in Paisley, we are fiercely proud of its heritage and excited by its promising future. We fully supported the town’s effort in it’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. Although Paisley didn’t win, there are a number of valuable legacy projects that have been boosted by the bid. The town is evolving and we’re delighted to be part of it.

We know that investment in our local area reaps rewards and therefore we offer local schools work experience opportunities for their senior pupils – a partnership that has benefited both parties equally – prospective work experience placements can call the office on 0141 816 9750 to discuss in further detail.

Local charities are the unsung heroes of many communities; their services imperative to those who need them. We are delighted to offer assistance to one local charity each Christmas time. To apply for a small donation, prospective charities should send an email to info@caas.org.uk; outlining the work of the organisation. All that we ask is that the charity is registered in Scotland and located within Renfrewshire.

We hope to leave a legacy that our children can be proud of; a practice that invests in people, is active within its community and aspires to assist those in need. At the heart of our business strategy we firmly believe that family values underpin all that we are and assist us with our quest to be Renfrewshire’s leading accounting firm for customer service.