Baker Tilly was selected by Growth Company Investor magazine, which judged the firm best in the areas of overall service and general expertise in the small-cap sector.
The firm beat off competition from the Big Four in the shape of Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young, as well from mid-tier rivals BDO Stoy Hayward, Grant Thornton and Howarth Clarke, who were all on the shortlist.
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting