James Cowper elects new managing partner

THAMES VALLEY accountancy firm James Cowper has elected Robert Holland as its new managing partner.

Holland will make the step up from his role as business services partner effective from 1 May, taking over the from Steve Clarke, who has held the position for the past six years. Clarke is to return to full-time fee-earning client work.

The firm placed 51st in Accountancy Age‘s Top 50+50 2013 with a fee income on £11.3m and has offices in Reading, Newbury, Henley, Oxford, Southampton and London, with 14 partners and 170 staff.

James Cowper won the Tax, Non-Global, Award at the British Accountancy Awards in 2011.

It is also a member of the Kreston International network of accountancy firms with offices in 108 countries. James Cowper acts for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and private individuals.

Holland said: “It is a real privilege to lead this great firm. The knowledge and expertise my colleagues hold is second to none and is at the heart of the firm’s success.

“As we emerge from one of the toughest recessions in living memory we and the clients we serve will continue to face many challenges. This firm is in tune with the needs of our clients, has the technical excellence that is rarely seen outside of the very largest accountancy firms, and the passion to continue to deliver the support our clients need and to provide the foundations for further growth.”

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