Accountants Haines Watts South West, which operates two offices in North Devon and one in Cornwall, has made new appointments to its expanding team. Amy Houlford is now manager covering the Bideford head office and Barnstaple, while Fiona Davey and Mel Stone have been promoted to senior managers at the Launceston office which was acquired in 2016.
With previous experience working with other North Devon accountants, Amy Houlford from Ilfracombe has been appointed as the new manager of Haines Watts South West, covering the Bideford and Barnstaple offices. ACCA qualified, Amy brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skills gained from extensive hands-on experience with a wide and varied client base across the accountancy sector.
Amy said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Haines Watts North Devon team and am looking forward to building my own client portfolio, whilst practising a management role in the Barnstaple and Bideford offices. I hope to bring the skills and knowledge that I have, to the clients here at Haines Watts, and in particular with agricultural clients.”
Both Fiona and Mel have more than 17 years’ experience working in professional accountancy practices in Cornwall and are Fellow Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). In their new roles as senior managers based at the Launceston Office, they will review and oversee the preparation of annual accounts, tax and VAT for small and medium-sized companies, partnerships and sole traders, and have face-to-face client contact.
Vince Edwards, managing partner – Haines Watts South West, said: “We have had an exceptional 12 months of expansion following the acquisition of our new Barnstaple office in Pilton Street and our first Cornwall office, both of which took place last year. As a result, we are delighted to welcome the new appointment of local girl Amy as manager for our two North Devon offices and congratulations to Fiona and Mel for their promotions to Senior Managers at our Launceston office.”
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