AAB becomes one of the first aberdeen-headquartered businesses to back TECA

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has been announced as one of the first hospitality partners of The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Aberdeen’s new multi-million-pound entertainment arena. The businesses – which together employ more than 700 people – will take over corporate hospitality facilities following the arena’s much-anticipated launch this summer.

TECA will provide a new world-class facility for Scotland beside Aberdeen International Airport. The 16,000 capacity main arena will host conferences, exhibitions and music concerts, and is expected to attract major artists and events to the city. The facility will also boast three multi-use halls and four flexible conference suites.

AAB, which employs around 280 staff, provides accountancy and business advisory services to individuals and businesses ranging from start-ups to global corporations. It supports clients across nearly every major country in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia and will also take over a hospitality box at TECA for corporate entertainment.

AAB’s Managing Partner Graeme Allan said: “As a business with an international outlook, it’s fantastic to have such an incredible facility on our doorstep to entertain our valued clients and guests.

“It is an exciting time for our city with so many major infrastructure improvements in the works and the launch of TECA will be a much welcomed addition to these enhancements across our community.

“We are delighted to be able to play even a small part in supporting this development and are excited that we will be involved from the moment TECA opens its doors.”

Thalia Lyness, of TECA, added: “We’re delighted to welcome two of Aberdeen’s largest professional services companies as our first suite holders. By investing in TECA, AAB and Aberdein Considine have the opportunity to entertain clients from across the world in a way never before available in the city.”

TECA is expected to contribute an additional 4.5 million visitors, £113million of visitor spend and £63million net Gross Value Added to the Scottish economy.

It will also result in the creation of 352 full-time-equivalent permanent positions by year 10 of operations.