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Bishop Fleming unveils three partner promotions

Harborne has been appointed as partner in a new role designed to work with Bishop’s Fleming’s board to deliver business strategy

Bishop Fleming has announced the promotion of Anna Averis, Mark Munro, and Richard Harborne as partners with immediate effect, taking the firm’s group to 37.

Averis is the firm’s People director with strategic and operational responsibility for Bishop Fleming’s people team, while Munro joins the partnership as Audit partner based out of the firm’s Exeter office, having joined the firm as director in 2018.

Harborne, who has a long career working with senior teams within the profession and industry, has been appointed as partner in a new role designed to work with Bishop’s Fleming’s board to deliver business strategy.

The firm is currently experiencing growth, having posted fee growth of 19% in FY21/22, and expects its headcount to reach 500 for the first time this year.

Averis said: “I am delighted to join the partnership at a time when talent acquisition, development and retention has never been more important. My position recognises the importance of people, the value they create in driving Bishop Fleming forward, and how integral they are to achieve our wider growth ambition.”

Munro added: “Bishop Fleming’s audit team is currently enjoying exponential growth and my appointment both builds on that momentum and adds further strength to our audit partner group and our team of over 150 audit experts. I am looking forward to the challenge of driving our growth further.”

Harborne said: “Bishop Fleming is well positioned to grow and win strongly in the marketplace. And it feels like a wonderful moment to take on the challenge of how best to translate the firm’s ambition into rewarding results.”

Andrew Sandiford, managing partner, said: “The appointment of Anna, Mark and Richard arrives on the back of our business posting excellent growth in 2022.

“With Anna’s focus on people growth, adding Mark’s strength to our audit team, and Richard’s expertise in transformational change, these are three key appointments aligned to our ambitious plans to significantly grow our business over the next few years.”

This latest round of promotions to its partner group, following the recent addition of Len Dean, partner and head of VAT, Martyn Fraser, Corporate Finance partner, and Peter Ball, Tax partner.

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