Accounting Firms

Leathers announces expansion and management changes

North east accountancy firm Leathers the Accountants is targeting further expansion through the opening of a new office outside of its home region and a restructure of its senior management team.

Leathers the Accountants last year saw revenue growth of over 25%, underpinned by new client wins and key new appointments, and is now opening an office in Harrogate, in addition to its existing bases in Newcastle and Durham, which will become a focal point for its growing presence in Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

The business works nationally and internationally, with a significant proportion of its work coming from London, the Midlands and south east England.

Leathers has also revealed changes in its senior management structure to help spearhead the growth of the business, with Tim Mallon, who joined Leathers last year, becoming its managing director with direct responsibility for Newcastle and Durham offices. Ryan Harrison, head of Leathers’ private client team has also been appointed as a partner in the business, and will lead the growth efforts in Yorkshire.

Michael Leather, who founded the business almost 30 years ago, will remain as managing partner.

Mallon, new managing director of Leathers the Accountants, said: “We act for clients across the UK, and indeed the world, from our two offices in the north east, but we see particular opportunities for us in Yorkshire. Ryan is perfect to lead this significant area of expansion for us. He lives locally, and has built up a good local network over recent years.  

“He is a private client expert and will build a team to deliver our approach to advising clients in Harrogate and across Yorkshire; an approach which has served us extremely well and which has led to this period of intense growth for us.”

He added: “Our expansion into Yorkshire is the first step in our strategic growth plan. We are very ambitious and keen to take advantage of new opportunities. We have an exceptional and highly capable team here, which continues to grow through the addition of new key people, and we are very well placed for further growth. The restructure of our management team has put the internal structure in place for continued development of the business and this is a very exciting time for Leathers.”

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