Leeds and York accountancy, advisory and audit firm Garbutt and Elliott has strengthened its private clients team with the appointments of Richard Major as private clients partner and Kim Sinton as private clients advisor.
Over the last 12 months the firm said it has been focused on strengthening its private client service alongside its Garbutt and Elliott Wealth Management division which has also welcomed new recruits earlier this year.
It said the appointments of Major and Sinton play a “pivotal role” in enhancing the expertise offered to private clients and the firm’s reputation in this field, providing trusted advice on all aspects of individual tax compliance and financial wealth planning, often working across two or three family generations.
Major’s appointment also increases the firm’s number of partners to 14.
He joins from DSW Private Client Tax LLP, bringing “extensive experience” to his new role. Sinton also joins the firm after working alongside Major at DSW Private Client Tax LLP as a tax manager and is a “highly experienced” tax advice specialist.
Both will be based in the firm’s Leeds office covering the West Yorkshire area.
Russell Turner, Managing Partner at Garbutt + Elliott said: “I am delighted to welcome both Richard and Kim, who both bring a wealth of experience to Garbutt and Elliott.
“Richard and Kim will work alongside our senior team to support the growth of the Private Clients services we offer across the region. During these challenging times it is so important for our clients to be reassured that they have access to the best advice for them and their family.”
He added: “We have a great culture at Garbutt and Elliott, we genuinely care, and this means we can attract the best talent for the job. Richard and Kim are highly qualified professionals who take a refreshingly practical approach to giving excellent service to their clients.”