Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W partner

Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W partner

New partner appointed at Saffery Champness from Smith & Williamson

Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W partner

A former Smith & Williamson partner, Jamie Lane, has joined Saffery Champness.

Lane, who spent 15 years at Smith & Williamson, most recently as partner, will become partner at Saffery Champness’ Bournemouth office.

Saffery Champness comes in at 12th in the Accountancy Age rankings, while Smith & Williamson recorded 8th.

In a statement, Lane said: “I am thrilled to be joining Saffery Champness. The firm is highly respected and I am genuinely very happy to have been offered the opportunity to join. I am looking forward to continuing to support clients with their ambitions to grow and ultimately realise value in their businesses, whether that be through mergers and acquisitions or assisting entrepreneurs through the myriad of scale-up challenges. I enjoy helping my clients to navigate the challenges of growth, being a part of their journey and enabling them to fulfil their potential.”

Lane has extensive experience of supporting entrepreneurial clients with their business growth strategies, with audit, transaction support and all-round business advice. He also has experience dealing with UK GAAP, IFRS and SRA Accounts Rules.

Lane’s clients have included owner-managed businesses, private equity backed businesses, international groups, professional practices and AIM listed companies operating in professional practices, recruitment, technology and property.

Matthew Burton, managing partner at Saffery Champness, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Jamie to the Saffery Champness partnership. He brings with him significant knowledge and expertise, a commitment to providing the best client service, and a proven track-record in successfully helping his clients with their growth strategies. I am certain that his appointment will benefit both existing and new clients.”

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