(L-R) Ryan Harrison, Tim Mallon, Michael Leather
A North East accountancy firm is targeting further expansion by opening its first office in Yorkshire, as well as embarking on a major recruitment drive and a restructure of its senior management team.
Leathers the accountants saw revenue growth of more than 25%, underpinned by client wins and key appointments, and is now positioning itself to take advantage of further opportunities.
Leathers will open an office in Harrogate, in addition to its existing bases in Newcastle and Durham, which will become a focal point for its growing presence in Yorkshire and surrounding areas.
The business works nationally and internationally, with a significant proportion of its work coming from London, the Midlands and South East England, and is not ruling out further new office openings as more new clients are attracted to the firm.
Leathers has also revealed changes in its senior management structure to help spearhead the growth of the business, with Tim Mallon, who joined Leathers last year, becoming its Managing Director with direct responsibility for Newcastle and Durham offices. Ryan Harrison, head of Leathers’ private client team, becomes a Partner in the business, and he will lead the growth efforts in Yorkshire.
Michael Leather, who founded the business almost 30 years ago, will remain as managing partner.
Its recruitment drive, which has so far seen Leathers make six new appointments in four months at all levels of the business, will continue as the team look for new additions to help support their strong growth.
Leathers, which in the past 12 months has rebranded and seen the launch of a new website, is regarded as a trusted advisor to family businesses, property owners and high net worth individuals, winning the vast majority of its work through referral and recommendation. It is well known for its innovative approach to tax planning and reputation for market-leading client service.
Tim Mallon, new managing director of Leathers the Accountants, said: “Our expansion into Yorkshire is the first step in our strategic growth plan. We are very ambitious and keen to take advantage of new opportunities. We have an exceptional and highly capable team here, which continues to grow through the addition of new key people, and we are very well placed for further growth. The restructure of our management team has put the internal structure in place for continued development of the business and this is a very exciting time for Leathers.”
Michael Leather said: “Our team continues to grow both in numbers and expertise and their continued support of Ryan, Tim and I will help us to position the business well for the many opportunities that lie ahead. We have seen significant growth recently, and we are eager to continue to drive that forward.”
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