One of North Yorkshire’s longest established accountancy firms has outlined plans to appoint two new partners as it positions itself for future growth.
Lithgow Perkins LLP, which has been operating in Harrogate for more than 50 years, said the roles had been created ahead of the impending retirement of founder John Perkins to ensure succession and also expand and deepen the expertise within the firm.
One of the new partners will be Mike Briggs, who joined the firm at the end of last year from RSM Tenon. He said his corporate audit and accountancy experience would allow him to broaden the scope of the general practice firm.
“Lithgow Perkins already has a strong reputation for handling auditing and accounts on behalf of SME clients and I will be looking to expand this work with larger businesses in North and West Yorkshire,” said Mike.
Joe Taylor, who joined the firm after graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2003, will also become a partner. In common with the all partners at the firm, Joe has a depth of experience in general practice but one of his key strengths is private client tax. As a consequence, he will be responsible for growing the practice’s trust and personal tax client base.
“My interest lies in tax planning and I already look after many of Lithgow Perkins’ trust clients from both an accounting and tax perspective,” said Joe.
“I am looking forward to getting to know more of the firm’s existing clients and building my business network across the Yorkshire region as part of my new role.”
Joe and Mike will take up their new roles in April and will work alongside John Perkins and the other partners over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.