KPMG has worked with the institute on the ‘WebTrust’ accreditation, which has been designed for all sized companies with a web presence, in a bid to eliminate security scares. The firm will be responsible for carrying out the audit checks on the sites.
It is understood 20 accountancy firms including Spofforths have gained a licence from the institute to offer the seal – a further 100 having expressed an interest. The institute will operate the seal in the UK and will be responsible for training and licensing firms to undertake compliance audits and authorise the use of the seal.
The ICA’s Chris Howard denied the seal would offer a 100% guarantee against security scares.
Three new partners and seven business restructuring advisers have been appointed to the new Preston office
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
The Top 20 firm has recently advised J S Wright, the mechanical and electrical building services specialist
Promotions have been made in the private clients tax team and corporate business team