Senior appointments strengthen our team

TWO senior accounting figures have relocated to the North to join our team.

We are delighted to welcome Martin Hobson and Ian Jarvis to the firm.

Martin Hobson is one of our managers alongside new associate director colleague, Ian Jarvis.

Martin will be working in our audit & accountancy department having relocated from Derbyshire to Bedale with his family.

His previous role included working on cashflow projections, managing the accounts team, developing key relationships with clients and auditing.

Martin will be responsible for the continued development of the audit and accounts department and, in particular, communication with clients.  He is highly experienced in designing and initiating procedures that lead to improvements for both clients and staff and has extensive knowledge of VAT matters, payroll taxes and marketing.

Ian Jarvis has been appointed associate director in our business planning department.

Ian has relocated from Cambridge to Darlington having worked for a regional accounting firm as an outsourcing and portfolio manager. He was previously responsible for nearly ten staff and dealt with management accounts, projections, financial reporting and due diligence for owner managed businesses and UK subsidiaries.

Ian is highly skilled in IT and accountancy software systems. In his new role he will be working closely with clients on IT systems and in particular offering advice on Sage accounting.

His experience involves considerable amounts of advisory work in relation to company structures. He also has specialist knowledge of key sectors such as charities, manufacturing, IT and engineering.

Kevin Shotton, one of our partners said: “We’re very excited about Martin and Ian joining the firm.  They’re both at a good stage in their careers and their experience is exactly what we’re looking for. There are some great opportunities coming up for the firm and there is little doubt that Martin and Ian will both be integral parts of them.”