PracticeAccounting Firmshaysmacintyre celebrates partner promotion and additional hire

haysmacintyre celebrates partner promotion and additional hire

Top 30 firm haysmacintyre has made an internal partner promotion and hired a senior manager

The top 30 chartered accounting firm, haysmacintyre, has made two new significant changes to its employees.

Mark Pattenden has enjoyed an internal promotion to Partner in the private client department, and Alex Gillespie comes from Grant Thornton to join the not-for-profit team as a senior manager.

Pattenden leads the firm’s inheritance tax advisory and compliance team. His expertise lies in advising on the tax advantages of angel investing and the benefits of both the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). His career has seen him advising many high net worth individuals and their families for 20 years.

The new Partner has worked at haysmacintyre for over 16 years and is currently working on launching the firm’s new probate service. He is also an advisory board member of Angel Academe, the business network for angel investors.

Alex Gillespie has extensive experience in working with fundraising charities, membership bodies, endowed foundations, universities, and schools. His is particularly interested in the practical application of financial reporting for charities. In previous roles, Alex presented for CFG and CIMA on charity accounting.

Ian Cliffe, Managing Partner at haysmacintyre, commented on the appointments: “We are delighted to reward Mark’s hard work and commitment to the firm, as well as welcoming Alex to the team.”

“Recognising the talent and personal success of our staff and having new faces join the firm is a fantastic way to start the year. We are excited for this growth to continue throughout 2018.”

haysmacintyre came 27th in the Accountancy Age Top 50 + 50 rankings 2017. The firm are doing well, reporting a double-digit increase in turnover last year and an office move to Queen Street Place, London in December.

They have recently announced many new hires, including six internal manager appointments this month and 13 new trainee accountants this week.

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