Yorkshire and North East accountants, M Wasley Chapman & Co, has appointed one of the youngest partners in the firm’s 102-year history.
Ross Meadows, 28, joined the firm in 2010. Originally from Saltburn, Ross attended Huntcliff School there, before going to Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough where he studied accountancy, maths, business and law.
After college, Ross started as an apprentice with Wasley Chapman, where he gained both his AAT and ICAEW qualifications. In 2017 he became a manager, before being promoted to partner this year.
Ross said: “I am excited for the future and grateful for the opportunity to become a partner. I look forward to progressing at Wasley Chapman, seeing clients through this tricky period and helping them to grow in better times ahead.”
Fellow Wasley Chapman partner Mark Porritt said: “It is with great pride and tremendous gratitude for his years of loyalty and hard work for the firm that we announce Ross’s promotion to partner. The relationships he develops with his colleagues and the firm’s clients are deep and meaningful relationships for life. Ross is a star within our firm, and we are overjoyed to have him join our firm’s leadership team.”
Ross added: “I am currently growing my client base, specialising in small/medium sized businesses. I am mainly based in Middlesbrough and east Cleveland.
“Whilst some of our clients still opt for us to carry out compliance work only, more and more these days we are developing relationships where our focus is very much on the declared personal goals of the owners of the business.
“Whether these are to sell the business, pass the business on to family members, take a back seat, or simply “get through the current economic climate” in one piece, I am here to help.”