Andy Capes has been appointed office managing partner at accountancy firm Baker Tilly in Hull.
In his new role, Andy will be responsible for managing the six partners and 55 staff at Baker Tilly’s Hull office in Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, which recently expanded following the firm’s merger with RSM Tenon last year.
Andy has been a partner at Baker Tilly since 2007, and has wide experience in the audit of medium and large sized owner operated companies and advising on company transactions.
A major focus of his role to date has been to help businesses with strategic planning, profit improvement, risk management and growth, and he also heads the firm’s Northern food and drink group.
He was also a staunch supporter of Hull’s bid to win the City of Culture crown, and was instrumental in signing up Baker Tilly as one of the 2017 “business angel” sponsors.
Andy takes the reins from Andrew Mould, who steps down after eight years in the role to concentrate on client work.
During his tenure, Andrew was very active in the local business community as a member of the local IoD Executive, the Dove House Hospice Love You 2 Appeal Committee, Hull bondholders and the Help for Health Charity.
He also advised many businesses on surviving and growing through the recession.
Andrew will now lead the local Baker Tilly tax practice with the support of tax partner Jackie Hall.
Incoming Baker Tilly office managing partner Andy Capes said:
‘This is an exciting time to be taking over at the helm.
“The economic prospects for Hull and the wider region are getting brighter, and we can also look forward to a boost from the City of Culture win and the recent Siemens announcement.
“Our recent merger with RSM Tenon has added strength in depth to our Hull business, and we are now well placed to deliver quality tax, audit and other services to help owner managed businesses and SMEs take maximum advantage of the opportunities provided by the growing economy.’