New Managing Partner to head up Bishop Fleming

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Andrew Sandiford and Ian Smith

Top 30 advisory firm Bishop Fleming has announced Andrew Sandiford as its new Managing Partner as part of planned enhancements to the management structure of the business.

The changes, which include a newly constituted Management Board, came into effect on 1st January 2018.

Mr Sandiford (pictured left), a partner in Bishop Fleming’s Bath office and Head of its Corporate and Business Services group, takes over from Matthew Lee who previously held the position since 2001.

Ian Smith (pictured right), Chair, commenting on the changes said: “As we enter 2018, the restructuring of our management team is an important step for a firm of our size and ambition. I’d like to thank Matthew for his years of leadership, during which we have doubled in size, quadrupled our turnover and extended the reach of our work both nationally and internationally. Matthew’s track record certainly provides a great launch pad for the future.”

Matthew Lee said: “I am proud to have led Bishop Fleming for the last 16 years and of our achievements – particularly our ‘Excellent’ rating with Investors in Customers and our 42nd place in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For rankings. I am pleased to hand over the reins to Andrew who will further drive our business forward.”

Bishop Fleming is a leading provider of accounting, tax and business consultancy in the UK having recently secured its place in the UK Top 30 of the Accountancy Age league table, and its status as the number one firm in the Academies sector. In 2017 it won Large Practice of the Year at the Practice Excellence Awards.

Andrew Sandiford commented: “We are entering an exciting new phase for Bishop Fleming and I am delighted to be taking up this position as we look to build on our growth and achievements.”

He added: “Our commitment to client service excellence will ensure the continuation of our outstanding rate of growth and client satisfaction. There is much work to do as our industry faces the challenges presented by the unprecedented economic and political situation, but I am confident we are well placed to continue to thrive in these promising times.”