Accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has appointed Tim Close as its new chair of the practice.
Close succeeds founding partner Jonathan Langdon, who will be stepping down from the position after more than three decades at the firm’s helm.
Langdon will continue to work as a partner within the practice but the chair’s responsibilities will be passed to Close, who is one of the firms longest-serving partners.
Close has held a position at the firm, which has offices in Bristol, Bath, London, Taunton and Yeovil since 1989, one year after the firm was founded.
Langdon said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as chair of Milsted Langdon and growing the firm to what it is today, and I can think of no one better to hand this position to. I’ve worked with Tim for a long time, he has worked tirelessly to help our clients and there are few people that have a better understanding of what it takes for a business to thrive.”
Close added: “I am delighted to be taking on this new role within the firm at this exciting time for us. Jonathan has done an outstanding job as Chair for so many years and has given himself over to the role and so we cannot thank him enough.
“He has made the firm what it is today– from two people with an idea to create a customer-focused firm over 30 years ago, to one of the South West’s leading independent accountancy practices with 23 Partners and 200 employees across five offices.”