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Azets opens new Plymouth office

The new office located in Sutton Harbour was opened in late July and is being lead by regional head of audit, Laura Pingree, and the head of restructuring and insolvency, Duncan Swift

Regional accountancy firm, Azets, has revealed the launch of its new Plymouth office, located in Sutton Harbour, which is said to mark the firm’s “continued” investment in the West Country. It will house specialists in audit, business advisory, restructuring and insolvency. 

The office, which opened at the end of July, is being headed up by Laura Pingree, the firm’s regional head of audit, and Duncan Swift, who leads the restructuring and insolvency services team. 

Pingree is said to have a wealth of experience across businesses of all sizes following her time at a Big 4 firm. Her interests also lie in natural resources, energy and renewables, as well as shipping.

Swift trained as a chartered accountant with a Big 4 firm in London where he specialised in restructuring and insolvency, before joining Azets in April 2021. With a host of experience working with local companies such as Holmans Ship Repair Yard, Keith Floyd’s Inn and Devon Desserts, he also specialises in farming and food. 

In 2019 through to 2020 he was president of R3, the UK trade body for restructuring and insolvency professionals.

Pingree said: “The pandemic has accelerated changes in delivery of accountancy services to clients and Azets, with its extensive technology platforms, is at the forefront.”

Swift added: “Through deep accountancy expertise allied with market leading technology, we’re confident we will build a Plymouth team of more than 30 staff within three years to work alongside our existing teams in Truro, Launceston, Tavistock, Holsworthy and South Molton, and to serve as a springboard to develop our services in Exeter, Barnstaple, Tiverton and Taunton.”

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