Lyndsay Blackshaw and Michelle Ferris have been promoted from within the business, both of whom joined as graduates and completed their professional training with Albert Goodman. The latest round of promotions brings the South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners total partner headcount to 17 – creating a 48%/52% female/male split across the partnership board.
Michelle Ferris has been with Albert Goodman since 2006 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. She is responsible for the firm’s charity and care teams, specialising in the public sector, not-for-profit and charitable organisations. Michelle is a statutory auditor and provides all round accountancy and audit services as well as advising clients on governance, structures and mergers from the company’s head office in Taunton.
Lyndsay Blackshaw joined Albert Goodman in 2011 part qualified from another accountancy firm, and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant one year later. Having progressed through the ranks over the last decade, Lyndsay has risen to the level of partner by gaining a wealth of experience that comes with managing a large portfolio of clients. Lyndsay primarily works with owner-managed businesses and medical practices, to whom she provides expert accounting, tax and business advice based out of the firm’s Yeovil office.
Managing Partner at Albert Goodman, Richard Bugler, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Lyndsay and Michelle as Partners. Their appointment reflects our growth aspirations and demonstrates our ability to attract, nurture and develop outstanding individuals. Lyndsay and Michelle have been exceptional since joining the firm and have both made significant contributions in their respective teams. Their promotions highlight their excellence and dedication since joining Albert Goodman which are truly well-deserved.”
Lyndsay Blackshaw, commented: “Having qualified with the firm, and having progressed through the ranks over the last 10 years, it is an honour to be joining the Albert Goodman partnership team. I’m excited to continue the good work the firm has done to date and continuing to work closely with clients, colleagues and the wider community”.
Michelle Ferris, added: “Having been with Albert Goodman for 15 years, I’m delighted to be taking the next step and becoming a partner. The ethos of the firm has always resonated very strongly with me and I look forward to continuing to supply charity and care clients with the service they have come to expect.”