South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners Albert Goodman have announced the promotion of two new partners, Sophie Parkhouse and Chris Lewis, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 18.
Sophie is currently Albert Goodman’s Technical and Training Director, based in Taunton, and will become the firm’s first non-portfolio holding partner after three years’ service. Sophie will continue to take responsibility for training and development as well as compliance and technical and regulatory areas, to ensure the firm remains at the forefront of best practice. Sophie is currently Deputy President of ICAEW South West and has recently been elected to sit on the ICAEW Practice Committee.
After a 14-year career as a Chartered Accountant, Chris becomes a partner in the Albert Goodman business services team where he will work with SME’s across the region. Chris will be based in North Somerset and join Albert Goodman’s existing partner group based out of Weston-super-Mare. Chris is an active member of the Weston Chamber and is well-known for presenting at local chamber events.
Ms Parkhouse said: “I am excited to join the current partnership at what is a very exciting time for the profession. Making Tax Digital and other technological advances are bringing lots of change to the world of accountancy and I am keen to embrace these opportunities to help shape the future of Albert Goodman.”
Mr Lewis added: “Being part of the Albert Goodman team has been a great experience so far and being promoted to partner status is an exciting next step. This promotion will allow me to present new ideas and extend my decision-making, especially when it involves supporting local SME’s in North Somerset.”
Paul Hake, Senior Partner at Albert Goodman, said: “We are always passionate about promoting within as we feel it’s important to recognise and reward the talent we have in-house. Both Sophie and Chris are very deserving of being promoted to the Partnership and we are confident their capabilities and enthusiasm will add real value to the long-term success of Albert Goodman.”
For further information, visit www.albertgoodman.co.uk.