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Promotion and appointment at Clayton & Brewill

Nottingham chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill has strengthened its team with a promotion and a new appointment to support its continued growth in 2017.

The firm has recruited Lisa Smith as Accounts Manager and promoted manager Garry Underwood to Head of Compliance.

Lisa joins Clayton & Brewill from Higson & Co, where she had worked for the past 16 years. Lisa has a broad range of accountancy experience and particularly enjoys working with clients to solve their tax issues.

Lisa commented: “I’m excited to join Clayton & Brewill. They have a reputation for providing great client service and I was also attracted by the welcoming and friendly culture of the firm. I’m looking forward to working with a wide variety of clients to help them with their accounting and tax requirements.”

Neil South, partner at Clayton & Brewill commented:

“We’re delighted to welcome Lisa to the Clayton & Brewill team. She has a great level of experience and fits in well with our friendly team. I have no doubt that Lisa will provide the fantastic level of client service that Clayton & Brewill are known for.”

Garry has been with Clayton & Brewill since September 2015 and in his previous role as Audit and Accounts Manager, worked closely with the firm’s portfolio of owner managed and family businesses.

In his new role, Garry will oversee the accounts and tax department, working with a broad range of clients to ensure their accounts and tax queries are dealt with effectively and efficiently. Garry will also continue to be involved in some audit work to ensure continuity for his existing clients.

Garry commented:

“I’m delighted to have been promoted to Head of Compliance. The team are vibrant and energetic and I’m looking forward to working with them to provide a great service to a broad mix of our clients.”

Neil South added: “Garry is a valued member of the Clayton & Brewill team and we are delighted to recognise his hard work with this promotion. Garry will certainly bring his passion and enthusiasm to the team and will help support and develop junior members of the team.

Clayton & Brewill provides audit, tax and advisory services to individuals, owner managed businesses and SMEs across the Midlands, from its network of offices across the region in Nottingham, Long Eaton and Melton Mowbray.

Photo caption: left to right: Lisa Smith, Neil South and Garry Underwood

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