Pictured are Susan Seaman, Ali Jones and Paul Lodder
Sagars, one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants and business advisers in Yorkshire, has appointed three new partners.
The appointments, all long-standing members of the award-winning Sagars team, take the number of partners in the firm to eight.
The new partners are Paul Lodder, Susan Seaman and Ali Jones.
Chris Jones, managing partner, said: “These promotions to partner are fully deserved. It is unprecedented in Sagars’ history to appoint more than one partner at a time. The partnerships are a sign of our continued commitment to long-term client relationships, helping us to strengthen our partner-led service and give our clients the very best advice.
“We now have 90 plus team members with clients across a wide range of sectors. The average length of service at Sagars is more than 12 years, which makes us very proud of our record of team retention,” said Mr Jones.
Paul Lodder, who lives in York, joined Sagars as a trainee accountant, after graduating from York University. He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and now specialises in providing commercial, strategic, business and tax advice to owner managed businesses and the legal profession. Paul is spearheading Sagars’ development of cloud accounting services for its clients, with the firm proving that there’s no need to sacrifice tradition and client service in embracing the latest technology.
Susan Seaman, who lives near Selby, joined Sagars from Mazars in 1998. A Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), Susan provides audit, accountancy, taxation and business improvement advice to a varied portfolio of SME business clients with an emphasis on farming, pension schemes, charities and not-for-profit organisations. Susan also plays a particularly important role in heading the firm’s graduate recruitment and professional development programmes.
Ali Jones, who lives near Skipton, joined Sagars from PwC, having originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with Ernst & Young. Ali leads Sagars’ business consulting, corporate finance and governance advisory services, supporting family and owner-managed businesses, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations through periods of growth, challenge, change and succession.
Chris Jones said: “To enable us to continue providing business friendly technical advice and service to our clients, it’s critical that we find the right people to lead our team. Our three new partners have a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to our firm and we’re delighted to announce their promotions.”