Larking Gowen promotes two to partner

TWO LARKING GOWEN accountants have been promoted to partner.

James Lay and Charlie Savory are to be appointed as partners from 1 January. Lay joined the firm in 1998, in its Diss office, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2003. He specialises in general practice, tax and audit work. He moved into corporate finance in 2004 and was appointed a director in January 2012.

Savory spent four years in the corporate recovery department of a Big Four firm from 2004, advising banks on restructuring assignments. He joined Larking Gowen as a manager in its corporate audit and advisory team, working on the firm’s larger audit work and tendering.

Larking Gowen chairman David Whitehead said: “We are delighted to welcome James and Charlie to the partnership. As a firm we are committed both to grow and remain independent. They each have special skills and talents that will help us achieve this by being able to give top class advice to our clients throughout East Anglia.”

The firm, which is a member of the MHA network, operates from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. It sits at 45 in the Accountancy Age Top 50 Survey of firms, with £13.7m in fee income.

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