Chairman and managing director appointed at Harrison Beale & Owen

Chairman and managing director appointed at Harrison Beale & Owen

Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017

Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017.

The company, with offices in Coventry and Leamington, announced that Mark Ashfield will take over his new role in the first quarter of this year, succeeding Rob Kendall who will take up a new post as chairman.

The accountancy and business advice company, based in Coventry and Warwickshire, will see the new management structure of Ashfield running the day-to-day business with support from director colleagues and strategic counsel from Kendall.

Ashfield said: “I am taking over in [the company’s] strongest-ever position. Both our offices are thriving and we have recently added a range of services to extend our offering. We will build on Rob’s legacy in offering a high standard of services and playing an active role in the Coventry and Warwickshire community, both in our work and the causes we support.”

Ashfield joined the company 15 years ago, from Grant Thornton, and became a partner in 2006. He specialises in audit, cloud accounting and charities.

Kendall has been with HB&O for more than 30 years, seeing staff growth to 85 from eight, and offering a range of specialist support.

Kendall said: “Mark has played a leading role in the development of the company. I have every confidence that HB&O will continue to thrive under Mark’s leadership and I’m looking forward to being able to concentrate on strategic developments to pave the way for future growth.”

Ashfield added: “We have ambitious plans for the future including expanding our Virtual Financial Office services, and helping businesses with the transformation to digital tax”.

The Treasury Select Committee has recently released a report on Making Tax Digital, expressing concern about costs to businesses and the April 2018 implementation date.

Related Articles

Top 50+50: Ranking reshuffle as firms break £15bn barrier

Accounting Firms Top 50+50: Ranking reshuffle as firms break £15bn barrier

2d Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Top 50+50: Eight highlights from the 2018 ranking

Accounting Firms Top 50+50: Eight highlights from the 2018 ranking

4d Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Compulsory retirement: avoiding the partner pitfalls

Accounting Firms Compulsory retirement: avoiding the partner pitfalls

1m Lewis Silkin
Mitchell Charlesworth hires two tax managers

Accounting Firms Mitchell Charlesworth hires two tax managers

1m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Founder of Escalate on how the service is transforming the accountancy industry

Accounting Firms Founder of Escalate on how the service is transforming the accountancy industry

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Top 50+50 UK Accountancy Firms 2018 – deadline extended!

Accounting Firms Top 50+50 UK Accountancy Firms 2018 – deadline extended!

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
CogitalGroup announces acquisition of Wilkins Kennedy

Accounting Firms CogitalGroup announces acquisition of Wilkins Kennedy

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Blick Rothenberg acquires Westleton Drake

Accounting Firms Blick Rothenberg acquires Westleton Drake

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor