HLB Kidsons has revealed a complete revamp of its management structure with five new members for the firm’s national executive committee appointed in the wake of the firm’s failed merger with Grant Thornton.
National managing partner Ray Greatorex has taken the unusual step of drafting the firm’s heads of service to the NEC who will now sit alongside the regional heads, which have been reduced to just four from seven.
Greatorex said his intent was to make the regional heads ‘full-time managers’ and bed down a ‘one-firm’ culture in the organisation.
Referring to the appointments as promotions Greatorex said: ‘I’m very optimistic about the way things are going at the firm.’
‘There are areas where we are making progress but others where we are not getting benefit because we are not portraying ourselves nationally.’
This year’s Accountancy Age Top 50 reveals HLB in eleventh place having built a 7% increase in fee income over the past year with turnover standing at #73m. Commentators said the new structure was ‘unusual’.
More on HLB at www.accountancyage.com/Practice/1117734.
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