A 44-YEAR CAREER at one of the UK’s biggest firms is set to end, with executive chairman Peter Gillman to step down.
Gillman trained with the firm, became its managing partner in 2001 and its first MD in 2004 when it converted to an LLP. He will continue in an advisory role to the board on a consultancy agreement.
Current MD Martin Clapson said: “Under his leadership the firm enjoyed great success and completed significant strategic changes – Peter can be rightly proud of the positive difference he made to the firm.”
Price Bailey has picked up many awards in recent years, including Audit Firm of the Year at the 2013 British Accountancy Awards. It has also steadily risen up the Accountancy Age Top 50 league table, to 29th with fee income of £21m.
Gillman said: “I have been very fortunate to work with terrific people both clients and colleagues in my time at Price Bailey and I know that I leave the firm well placed to face the challenges of the modern business environment. It has been great fun and I feel enormously privileged. I look forward to continued contact with the firm in my consultancy role.”
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
Richard Lewis has been appointed to the firm's restructuring and recovery services team
Graham Foster, director of financial planning, and Dan Rose, director of general practice have both been promoted