Azets, the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firm, has announced the appointment of new Office Managing Partners of Leeds and York. Becky Maguire, Head of Tax for the Yorkshire region, is appointed as the Office Managing Partner of the Leeds office, while Claire Needham, who leads the Technical Accounting and Valuations team which handles more complex needs for various transactions, is appointed as the Office Managing Partner of the York office.
The appointments of Maguire and Needham will help the offices achieve continued growth and recognize their leading presence in the cities. In addition, Nick Barker, Stephen Garbett, Jessica Lawrence, and Chris Blackburn have been promoted from Director to Partner in Azets. Barker and Garbett have been promoted to Partner in the Corporate Finance team. Barker has extensive experience in business sales and acquisitions across different sectors, while Garbett focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and finance raising transactions.
Lawrence has been promoted to Partner in the growing audit team where she leads the region’s audit work for charity and not-for-profit sectors. Blackburn, who specializes in providing advice to owner-managed businesses in the hospitality sector, will continue to provide compliance and advisory services to the equine sector.
Russell Turner, Regional Managing Director, congratulated the appointees and expressed his confidence in how they will make a significant contribution to the region’s growth and future success.
These appointments reflect Azets’ commitment to providing the best accounting and advisory services to its clients.