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Founder of Milsted Langdon steps down after 30 years

Jonathan Langdon, who helped to co-found one of the South West’s most successful independent accountancy firms Milsted Langdon, has announced his retirement. 

Established in 1988 by two graduates from the University of Bath, Milsted Langdon has grown to become an important leader in the region’s accountancy profession and is well-respected by its peers throughout the UK and overseas. 

Originally starting out with just one office, the firm has grown under Jonathan’s guidance and now has offices in Bath, Bristol, Taunton, Yeovil and London, which are home to more than 200 members of staff. 

While at its founding the firm mainly concentrated on the needs of local businesses, it has since diversified into many areas, such as insolvency and business restructuring, corporate finance and forensic accountancy and now works with an ever-expanding national and international client base.

Speaking about his time at the firm, Jonathan, pictured right, said: “A lot has changed since I first helped to found Milsted Langdon, but one important thing remains the same, our commitment to helping clients thrive. 

“I feel very proud to have played a role in the growth of the practice, guiding it over the years to become such a well-regarded firm.

“While I am sad to be retiring, I am glad to see that Milsted Langdon continues to grow and thrive, even with the recent challenges that we have faced.

“I would like to thank my fellow partners, our staff, local contacts and clients for the support they have shown me over the years.”

Jonathan has also become a well-known figure and trusted adviser to many businesses across the South West, who have relied on his knowledge, hard work and dedication. 

Tim Close, Chair of Milsted Langdon (pictured left), said: “Jonathan has played an immensely influential role in the accountancy profession and within the local economy of the South West. 

“His commitment to clients and their success has been incredible throughout his career and the firm that he has helped to create continues to play an important role locally, nationally and internationally.

“We are all very thankful for the opportunities that he has offered us and want to wish him the best as he begins his hard-earned retirement.”

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