Morton takes over business coaching unit

Tom Morton, a former managing partner of PKF’s Leeds office has acquired the
Harrogate franchise for The Alternative Board, the peer support and business
coaching organisation.

Morton one of Leeds’ best-known accountants, was responsible for negotiating
the merger of the Leeds, London and Manchester offices of PKF into a single
profit-sharing and management unit.

He stepped down as managing partner in Leeds in 2005 and was then elected to
the firm’s national board for four years before leaving the partnership at the
end of last year.

A former President of Leeds Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tom is still
a member of the Chamber board and is currently Deputy Chairman. His other
appointments include Chair of “Sharing the Success”, the Leeds Enterprise and
Growth Initiative.

Paul Dickinson, managing director of The Alternative Board in the UK, said:
“As a former PKF partner myself, I have known Tom for many years and have the
greatest respect for his abilities. He has a real world approach to business and
will be able to provide practical advice and guidance to Harrogate SME owners.”

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