Andrew Heelin retires after 48-year career at Shorts

Local Accountant Andrew Heelin has retired after a career spanning 48 years working at the Chesterfield offices of local accountancy firm, Shorts. Andrew joined Shorts straight from school in 1974 and his continued loyalty to the firm was rewarded in 2012 with his promotion to the position of Accounts Director.

A popular character amongst the team, Andrew’s presence at Shorts will be missed after his retirement. His experience and knowledge, coupled with his approachable and affable nature, have made him the first port of call for any questions or queries. An unflappable figure, he has always been a welcome sounding board for teammates.

“To be honest”, Andrew says, “I never thought that I would retire. I always wanted to be a workaholic, and I think I can probably now say that I succeeded in that ambition. But time moves on, circumstances change, and (maybe reluctantly) I think that now is the right time. My wife Catherine, and I are looking forward to spending more time on our hobbies, with our family and in the fresh air. Part of me thinks that I will still get up for work every day. I’m sure I’ll wake up early and think to myself, ‘I could get up now and make the most of an early start in the office before everyone arrives’ before remembering that I no longer need to.”

He added “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Shorts. I don’t know where the last 48 years have gone. It’s been a pleasure to witness the firm’s growth over that time and I take with me great memories of working with some lovely people. I will watch Shorts’ continued development with interest – even if it is from afar.”

Managing Partner Andy Irvine added “All of us at Shorts wish Andrew a very long and happy retirement and thank him for the years of dedication and service he has given to the firm and our clients. Andrew has seen many changes during his time at Shorts, one of which being the growth experienced by the firm over that time. He has played a significant role in the ‘Shorts story’ and we wish him all the very best as he begins this new chapter.”

Shorts are a nationally recognised award-winning firm with a long-standing heritage of over 130 years. They can be contacted on [email protected] or by calling 0114 2671617 or 01246 559955. Accountants in Sheffield & Chesterfield | Business & Private | Shorts

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