Independent accountancy firm, Kilsby Williams, has promoted Jonathan Harrhy to partner.
Jonathan joined Kilsby Williams in 2007 and since then has established a wide portfolio of clients. As an associate in the business services department, Jonathan was responsible for carrying out audit, business valuations and financial due diligence on behalf of clients.
In his new role Jonathan will continue to oversee client accounts as well as being more closely involved in the day-to-day running of the business, including onboarding new customers.
The leading independent accountancy firm, which is based in Newport, and which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, provides solutions for businesses across a variety of services such as company audits, accountancy advice and technical tax solutions designed to avoid tax leakage. It works with clients from across South Wales, the Midlands and London, ranging from sole traders to companies in international quoted groups.
In 2021 accountancy and taxation specialist Kilsby Williams celebrated many lucrative client wins including both Newport and Cardiff Bus, Fordthorne, Pensord Press, Poundstretcher and London-based Cutler and Gross. Added to existing gains this new business saw the firm’s annual growth rate rise to a record 20%.
The WCRC is part of a network of centres established across the country providing a highly accessible and respected cyber resource, in an unregulated market, for simple yet effective cyber security guidance and support to all businesses which need it. This is achieved through a variety of membership options, both free and paid for, as well as offering a range of services all designed to help assess, build and manage online business networks to respond to a threat efficiently.
WCRC Director, Detective Superintendent, Paul Peters, added: “We are thrilled to secure Simon as a member of our board. His experience and network across businesses in numerous sectors in Wales helps to continue strengthen the centre’s cyber security message across a greater number of organisations and industries. By working in partnership with Kilsby Williams we can inform and engage with so many more individuals and companies across the region.”
Jonathan said, “I’m honoured and excited to begin my new role as a partner. I’ve been part of Kilsby Williams for 14 years and realised quite quickly that this was a firm where I could really develop in my career.
“One of my key aims as a new partner is to continue to grow my client portfolio which will in turn help grow Kilsby Williams.”
Simon Tee, Managing Partner at Kilsby Williams, said: “As a firm which prides itself on its high level of partner involvement on client accounts, a strong partnership team is key to the business’ ongoing success. We are always on the look out for talented, driven individuals who could be potential partners, either now or in the future, and we identified those attributes in Jonathan early on.
“We are pleased to welcome Jonathan as our newest partner and are confident that he will thrive in his new role.”
The WCRC board plays a key role in providing governance, direction and oversight of the progress the centre is making.