Three new partners appointed at Harris & Co Chartered Accountants

Barnsley based Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors Harris & Co are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Bragger, Nichola Hawden and Tom Wotton as new partners.

Ian, Nichola and Tom all joined Harris & Co in the mid 2000s as graduates on training contracts before qualifying as Chartered Accountants. Nichola and Tom subsequently continued their professional studies to also qualify as Chartered Tax Advisers. Following a period of very strong growth in recent years, Harris & Co now has one of the strongest and best qualified teams across independent accountancy firms in South Yorkshire with 7 partners, 16 Chartered Accountants and 7 Chartered Tax Advisers across its team of 40 staff, and is a great Barnsley success story.

Staff partner Paul Hinchliffe said: “We are delighted to appoint Ian, Nichola and Tom as partners which reflects their ability, professional expertise, client-handling skills and commitment to the firm. It is particularly pleasing that they each joined the firm as graduates and have gone on to develop strong professional careers with us, being appointed as associate partners 3 years ago, and now partners.”

“We are very proud of all we have achieved in recent years and Ian, Nichola and Tom have contributed significantly to this success. Consistent with our strategic plans we have seen strong growth across all areas of the practice over the last 4 years. We recently completed a major refurbishment of, and significant investment in, our premises. In autumn 2018 we also appointed Jon Taylor as our Cloud Accounting Manager to lead the delivery of our cloud accounting offering to local businesses and which has also shown strong growth.”

“The appointment of Ian, Nichola and Tom coincides with the retirement of Kevin Shaw as partner after an almost 40 year career with the firm. Kevin has been a wonderful friend, colleague and trusted adviser to his clients and staff throughout his career, and whilst he will be very much missed on a day to day basis, we are delighted that Kevin has agreed to continue to support the firm, and his clients, as a consultant.”

On behalf of Ian and Tom, Nichola said that “this is a really exciting time for the firm, reflecting the benefits of a clear strategic plan and investment in recent years. We are really looking forward to continuing to work closely with local professionals and businesses over the coming years and to contributing to Harris & Co’s future success.”

Pictured (left to right: Tom Wotton, Ian Bragger, Nichola Hawden)

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