Price Bailey announces six internal partner promotions

Marking one of the most significant rounds of senior promotions to date

Award winning accounting firm Price Bailey has announced the promotion of six senior team members who will be moving into the firm’s Partnership team from April 2023.

The promotions mark one of Price Bailey’s largest rounds of internal promotions, and includes Gary Frear and Parry Jackson from the Business team, Shaun Jordan and Tom Meeks from the Corporate team, Stuart Morton from the Insolvency and Recovery team and Gemma Thake from the Tax team.

Martin Clapson, Managing Director at Price Bailey, comments:

“I am delighted that we have six new partners joining the Partnership team, reflecting the skills and talent we have across Price Bailey. I personally would like to congratulate them on their promotions and warmly welcome them to the team. I am always overjoyed whenever we have internal promotions to our Senior Management team, especially when they are Partner promotions.”

Gary Frear – Business

Gary FrearGary joined Price Bailey on 1 May 2013 as a Senior Manager and was promoted to a Director in March 2020. He has spent the last 20 years concentrating on owner managed business with specialisms in Bloodstock and Agriculture. Gary has a lifetime of farming experience having grown up on the family farm near Ely, Cambridgeshire. He is an active networker in Cambridge and has built relationships with many of the other professions.

Parry Jackson – Business

Parry JacksonParry joined Price Bailey in 2018 having trained with a top 50 firm in the West End, before spending 8 years in a small practice in Billericay, Essex.  Spending his career to date in both audit and small business services he joined the City of London Business Team becoming Team Leader after a short period of time.  He has been involved in several projects during his time at the firm, recently launching Capitalise in to the Business Team.

Shaun Jordan – Corporate

Shaun JordonShaun began his journey at Price Bailey in 2008 where he joined the Ely office straight from A Levels, later moving to the Cambridge office in 2014. Since qualifying, he has become a pivotal member of the Cambridge Corporate team, becoming a Director in April 2021. Shaun has a solid background as a ‘general practitioner’ but is now seen to be a sector expert in LLP’s, looking after all of the firms accounting practice clients along with also being a member of the Charities and Not for profit team.

Tom Meeks – Corporate

Tom MeeksTom joined Price Bailey in 2008 as a newly qualified semi senior from a small firm in Cambridge. When the Education Act 2010 was passed, things changed significantly for Tom as he became the designated audit senior for three academy trust clients in what was then, a new sector for the firm. 13 years later, Tom now heads up the firm’s Academies Team having helped it grow into an award winning offering covering 100 clients, generating £1.5m of gross recurring fees, across numerous service lines. Tom also oversees a varied portfolio of commercial and other not for profit audit clients.

Stuart Morton – Insolvency and Recovery

Stuart MortonStuart joined Price Bailey as a Manager in 2015. He is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, having qualified in 2008, and is currently an office holder (Liquidator, Administrator, etc.) in relation to over 120 live cases. He advises businesses facing financial pressure and distress across all sectors and has particular knowledge and expertise in retail, construction and manufacturing. In addition, he is regularly appointed in relation to solvent liquidations and restructurings.

Gemma Thake – Tax

Gemma ThakeGemma joined Price Bailey in 2017 as a Manager in the Tax team and was promoted to Senior Manager and Director in 2019 and 2021 respectively. Prior to this, she started her career at Deloitte and then spent 10 years at PEM in Cambridge. Gemma is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser specialising in corporate tax. She works on some of our most complex advisory work, with a particular interest in R&D tax relief and is a member of HMRC’s R&D Communication Forum. Alongside her tax role, Gemma is a trustee of a local charity which encourages inclusion through sport.

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