Long-standing partner at Moore Thompson steps down

spalding_partner_martin_colourOne of the East of England’s leading accountancy firms Moore Thompson has said a fond farewell to Partner Tim Martin – and welcomed new Partner Heather Bright.

Tim has been with the firm since 2003, when his previous practice W J Ground & Co in Spalding was acquired by Moore Thompson.

He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981 at Ellacott, Stranks & Co in Banbury, a practice with an agricultural basis – a sector which has remained a key focus of his career while at Moore Thompson.

Tim has spent his time with the firm advising clients of all sizes on issues ranging from basic accounts and tax returns to the more specialised areas of accountancy and tax planning.

Despite retiring from the position of Partner, he will continue to hold a consultancy role at the firm on a part-time basis.

spalding_staff_heather_colourHis retirement coincides with the promotion of Heather Bright to the position of partner. She has been with the firm since 2003, having also joined following the acquisition of W J Ground & Co.

Her experience includes working with clients in a wide range of business sectors and varying structures – including sole traders, partnerships, limited liability partnerships and companies.

She is a specialist in the finances of charities and has been responsible for managing Moore Thompson’s experienced charities team for a number of years.

She began her accountancy career in 1995 with top 20 firm Neville Russell (now Mazars) and qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1998.

She is the proud recipient of the ICAEW’s Responsible Individual status – which qualifies her to sign off audit reports at the end of an audit – and is currently working towards the Chartered Tax Advisor qualification.

Mark Hildred, Managing Partner at Moore Thompson, said: “We will all miss Tim, he has played an important part in our success over the last decade, but we are glad that he will still be working with us as a part-time consultant.

“We are also delighted that Heather will be joining our partner team at Moore Thompson, having shown herself to be a valuable addition to our practice since joining us.

“I would like to wish her the best of luck as she takes on her new role, I am sure she will continue to deliver exceptional services to clients.”

The new year at Moore Thompson will also see Emma Wilson take up Heather’s former position. Emma is AAT and ACCA qualified and has been with Moore Thompson since 2007 and has specialised in working with solicitors.

Emma is relishing the challenge ahead and committed to providing Moore Thompsons’ clients with an exceptional proactive service in her new role.