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New Moves at Azets in Kettering

Posted: 18/05/21 by Azets

New Moves at Azets in Kettering

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business advisor to SMEs, has appointed two new senior staff members to add to the range of expertise in its Kettering office. We know they will both be great assets to our existing talented team.

Richard Monkhouse
Richard joins Azets from our Peterborough office as an Associate Audit Director, leading the Audit team on a range of clients including owner manager companies, large UK groups, charities and academy schools. Richard strengthens our already strong presence in academies, working closely with both small single academies to large multi academy trusts. His enjoyment of working with this sector also extends to his personal life where he is a school governor and chair of finance in a local multi academy trust. He will retain his existing portfolio of clients in the Peterborough office and will also work with some new clients in the Kettering office.

Although part of the Azets team already, Richard says, “I have very much enjoyed my years in the Peterborough office but it’s an exciting time to join another vibrant office with the opportunity for growth and progression.”

Outside work, Richard loves being outdoors. Currently he spends a lot of his leisure time cycling, and when he’s able to again you’ll find him in the Lakes or at the top of a mountain in the Himalayas.

Paul Leach
Paul joins the team as Accounts Manager from a reputable small practice in Leicester where he gained over 17 years’ experience. He specialises in advising owner managed businesses across a wide range of sectors and likes to take a proactive and considered approach in assisting client needs.

Paul says, “I only joined the Azets family recently, and already feel very much at home. It’s a very exciting time to join the firm which will allow me to continue to grow and development t and I am very much looking forward to being a part of the very professional team and helping them with the challenges ahead.”

In his spare time, Paul is an avid Leicester City supporter and keen golf player. He is looking forward to getting back to enjoying both when his young family allows!

Kettering Office Managing Partner Paul Tyler says, ‘it’s great to be able to welcome both Richard and Paul to the Azets Kettering office. It can be a challenge to encourage senior people to move at this COVID-impacted time but one I am happy to say we have all embraced. We are pleased that we are able to provide our employees with a variety of experience and opportunities between different offices while remaining within the Azets network, as well as taking on new talent. During the next few months, it will be fantastic to introduce them both to staff and clients alike face-to-face as video calls do have their limitations!’

Azets is a Top 10 accountancy firm and the UK’s largest regional SME Accountancy and Business Advisory firm delivering accounting, tax, audit, business and advisory services in the UK and internationally. Azets’ Kettering office has had a presence in Kettering for over 100 years, formally as Smith Hodge and Baxter. We may have grown in size, but our goals remain the same - to provide excellent client service to individuals and businesses alike in the local and surrounding areas of Northamptonshire.

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