eprivateclient Top Accountancy Firm names new managing partner

10/01/2018 News Team

2017 eprivateclient Top Accountancy Firm Bishop Fleming has named Andrew Sandiford as its new managing partner as part of planned enhancements to the management structure of the business.

The changes, which include a newly constituted management board, came into effect on 1 January 2018.

Mr Sandiford, a partner in Bishop Fleming's Bath office and head of its corporate and business services group, takes over from Matthew Lee who held the position since 2001.

Ian Smith, Bishop Feming's chair, commented: "As we enter 2018, the restructuring of our management team is an important step for a firm of our size and ambition. I'd like to thank Matthew for his years of leadership, during which we have doubled in size, quadrupled our turnover and extended the reach of our work both nationally and internationally. Matthew's track record certainly provides a great launch pad for the future."

Mr Lee added: "I am proud to have led Bishop Fleming for the last 16 years and of our achievements. I am pleased to hand over the reins to Andrew who will further drive our business forward."

Mr Sandiford further commented: "We are entering an exciting new phase for Bishop Fleming and I am delighted to be taking up this position as we look to build on our growth and achievements."

He added: "Our commitment to client service excellence will ensure the continuation of our outstanding rate of growth and client satisfaction. There is much work to do as our industry faces the challenges presented by the unprecedented economic and political situation, but I am confident we are well placed to continue to thrive in these promising times."

Bishop Fleming has seven offices spanning from the West Midlands to the South West, with 29 partners and over 340 staff in the UK. The firm recorded turnover of £22.3 million and organic growth of 12 percent in 2016/17.

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