People: Accountancy firm welcomes business tax partner; Software provider announces trio of senior appointments; and more

12 March 2019

People: Accountancy firm welcomes business tax partner; Software provider announces trio of senior appointments; and more

Accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott has appointed Becky Maguire as its Business Tax Partner

Garbutt + Elliott’s Business Tax team is on target this year to have grown its fee income by 50% since 2016.

The appointment of a new Tax Partner demonstrates the firm’s ongoing commitment to provide its clients with the best expert advice, exceptional service and real added value.

In her new role, Maguire will be leading a team of eight business tax specialists

Maguire joins Garbutt + Elliott after nearly 20 years with PwC where she led the delivery of tax services to businesses ranging from owner managed to the largest listed companies throughout the region.

Her experience means she can navigate the complexities of tax for her clients and help them access the right opportunities and plan appropriately.

Russell Turner, Managing Partner at Garbutt + Elliott, said: “Our firm’s continued growth is down to the pride we take in delivering excellent service with a friendly and caring approach. Becky’s appointment as Business Tax Partner reinforces the ambition we have for Garbutt + Elliott and I’m delighted that she’s joining our team.

“Becky has a tremendous breadth of knowledge from her time with PwC and has a natural flair for connecting with both clients and colleagues. Becky’s values and business approach sit perfectly with ours and we’re all looking forward to working with her.”

Maguire added: “I am thrilled to be joining a forward thinking, value led firm who are committed to building exceptional client relationships. This is a great opportunity to build on what is already an outstanding team of highly qualified tax professionals and the firm’s recent growth is an indicator of even greater things on the horizon.”

SSG Insight, the Wakefield-based workplace management solutions provider, has announced three new senior appointments.

The firm has promoted Jon Moody to Chief Executive Officer to lead the team in Europe; James MacPherson to Chief Executive Officer for the ASPAC region and Simon Keane to Chief Finance Director.

SSG Insight’s new appointments follow a year of business growth, which includes adding over 50 new companies to its portfolio of clients.

Other milestones for the firm include the launch of Agility B.I and Agility 9, both of which are tools in a new era of delivering key performance insights.

The three new directors will continue to lead the global team at SSG Insight.

Moody said: “After an exceptional year of global business growth, we’re thrilled to be further strengthening our team with the new senior appointments and welcome the new recruits to our outstanding workforce.

“We’re confident that the new directors will help the business to continue to go from strength-to-strength in 2019.”

Fraser Morgan, the Huddersfield-headquartered residential developer, has made two new appointments to its team.

Jodie Nolan has joined the business as Finance Manager and Megan Askam has been appointed as Sales Administrator.

Nolan previously worked for student-living operator Unite Students overseeing finance and procurement for individual developments. She also worked in the account management team for oil and lubricants manufacturer, Miller Oils.

Askam joins Fraser Morgan on business apprenticeship straight from Kirklees College in Huddersfield. Her role at Fraser Morgan will involve client and investor relations, sales management and data analysis.

Mark Robinson, Managing Director of Fraser Morgan, said: “We’re a growing business with exciting plans for the future. With several new developments in the pipeline it’s good to be strengthening our team and putting the right infrastructure in place.

“Jodie is an experienced person with a broad range of finance expertise and account management skills. Megan is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and will provide vital support to our sales team in managing customer and investor relationships.”

Journey further, the Leeds-based performance marketing agency, has announced five new appointments to its PR & SEO offering.

This announcement follows on from the agency turning over more than £200k in the last three months.

Vic Morton has been appointed to the role of PR Manager, whilst Krissy Semonella, Gabriella Smith, Tanya Oates and Will Dale have all joined as PR Strategists.

Beth Nunnington, PR Director at Journey Further, said: “Our team’s rapid growth has been phenomenal, and much of that is a result of hiring the best talent out there.

“Having worked with many of the team previously, it is fantastic that we are all aligned in our vision of delivering performance-led PR, something that is missing from traditional approaches.

“Our clients are already seeing serious ROI from our approach, which relies on simple, creative PR ideas and a newsroom mentality, supported by SEO excellence and paid media amplification.”

Journey Further saw second year growth figures of £4.2m turnover in 2018, with fee revenue growing by 183% to £1.8m.