Price Bailey, a Top 30 chartered accountants and business advisers, is appointing three new Partners, bringing the total number of Partners in the practice to 33 across ten offices.
Darren Amott, Andrew Booth and Stuart Curtis, pictured below, are long-term Price Bailey employees and collectively have been with the firm for 75 years. Both Darren and Andrew will become Partners in the firm’s audit practice, while Stuart will become a Partner in the Business practice.
Darren Amott – Corporate
Darren joined the firm in May 2000. He started in Bishop’s Stortford and played a key role in the small team which opened the City of London office in 2007. Darren is responsible for a large portfolio of the firm’s larger corporate clients. Last year he qualified as an audit RI. Darren will continue concentrating on delivering excellent service to existing clients as well as developing and winning new work and helping to support and grow the City of London office.
Andrew Booth – Corporate
Andrew joined the firm straight from school in 1984 and is generally based in the Cambridge office. Andrew primarily focusses on audit and has been part of the Corporate team since its inception. Andrew is a highly respected and key member of the Corporate department, working closely with many of the team across all offices. Andrew became Price Bailey’s first non-partner audit RI in 2010 and since then has been RI for many of the firm’s most challenging audits, including audits in Guernsey. Andrew will continue in his RI role and will continue to be the main relationship contact for many of the firm’s key clients, together with assisting the Partner team across Price Bailey.
Stuart Curtis – Business
Stuart joined Price Bailey as a manager in 2002 working in the Highams Park office. He has spent time in both the corporate team and, since 2012, the business team, looking after predominately owner-managed businesses and acting as a team leader, based in the City office, then Bishops Stortford and Cambridge. Stuart has a diverse set of skills, including being one of the firm’s qualified coaches and is an active participant in the PBInspires programme. Going forward Stuart will be working closely with William Wilson supporting the managers and team in Cambridge, Sawston and Ely in delivering the business team services to clients and growing the client base. From 1st April, payroll is moving out of the business team so, in addition to Stuart’s promotion, he will also be Head of Department for payroll.
Price Bailey is also appointing five new Directors, all of whom are employees of the firm. Gary Frear and Lewis Ratcliffe are being promoted to Directors in the Business practice, Heidi Berry will be a Director in the Legal Services team, and Tom Meeks and Stuart Morton will become Directors in the Corporate and Insolvency & Recovery teams respectively. Four employees are also being promoted to senior managers – Jacob McCloskey, Lee Sharman, Mark Roach and Padmeenee Hurdowa.
Martin Clapson, Managing Partner at Price Bailey, comments: “The appointment of three new Partners and five new Directors, all of whom are longstanding employees of the firm, is testament to our ethos as a firm which seeks to nurture and promote local talent. These are people who have deep networks within the local communities in which we operate, they understand the needs of local businesses and individuals, and have demonstrated great commitment to developing those relationships over many years. Their promotions are well-deserved, and I wish them continuing success with Price Bailey as we grow.”
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Price Bailey is a top 30 accountancy practice specialising in providing accountancy and business advice to enable the growth of regional, national and international businesses. In addition to traditional accounting services, the firm has a range of specialists in many areas which combine to provide a complete, integrated business offering. These include tax consultancy, corporate finance, strategic planning, insolvency & recovery and employment law.