Shortlisted for Best Accountancy Firm by TIGA

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Accountancy Firm by TIGA, the trade association for the Games industry.

Twelve Scottish based organisations have been shortlisted in the list of finalists for the 2014 Games Industry Awards. Winners will be announced at the final which will be held at OXO2 in London on November 6th.

According to TIGA, in 2012 – 2013 the number of studios in Scotland grew from 81 to 94, employing 964 staff. Tax revenues, both direct and indirect, rose by 17 per cent, from £35 million to £41 million and contributions to the UK’s GDP from the region’s developers now stands at £99 million.

Stephen Bain, who heads the Games & Digital team at mha Henderson Loggie, says: “This is a clear indication of the strength of the industry in Scotland. It continues to grow in importance and it is building a strong reputation for its creativity and ability to produce games with genuine global appeal. Dundee is established as the location of one of the UK’s – indeed Europe’s – leading games clusters, but Edinburgh and Glasgow also host companies that have made significant impact with games that are commercially successful.

“The combination of creative and innovative businesses underpinned by dedicated academic courses such as those run by Abertay University should see the sector continue to grow in Scotland, undoubtedly helped by the decision earlier this year by the EU which has allowed UK Games companies to claim tax relief on production costs.”

The Scottish Games companies shortlisted for the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2014 are:

4J Studios – Dundee
Beartrap Games – Dundee
Blazing Griffin – Edinburgh
Chunk Games – Glasgow
deltaDNA – Edinburgh
Dimensional Imaging – Glasgow
EM Studios – Glasgow
Guerilla Tea – Dundee
Pixel Blimp – Dundee
Speech Graphics – Edinburgh

Abertay University is the only Scottish university listed amongst seven finalists in the Best Educational Institute category, while Henderson Loggie is one of three firms shortlisted in the Best Accountancy Firm category.