North West accountancy and advisory firm CLB Coopers, which is part of the Baldwins Group, has appointed a new director to its audit and assurance team.
Alex Kelly, who has a wealth of experience in leading and managing services for owner-managed businesses, joins the firm’s Bolton office from Grant Thornton.
The appointment reflects the continued investment in the firm’s Bolton office. Alex joins the existing management team, which includes Mark Worsley, Nick Donohue and Lindsey Shepherd, to focus on delivering CLB Coopers’ continued growth, as well as promoting its specialist offerings to the business community in the local market.
David Travis, Managing Director at CLB Coopers, said: “Alex is an excellent addition to our existing team and I am sure he will quickly become a key driver in the Bolton business community.
“The office’s senior team is now firmly in place for the future and, as well as continuing to work closely with our clients, will support our ongoing growth plans, both locally and across the wider North West region.
“This is an exciting time for the firm. With the possibility of further acquisitions by the Baldwins Group across the region, it will mean we are able to offer even greater opportunities to our clients through access to a range of specialist services and, to our employees, as we add to our teams to meet demand and attract talent of Alex’s calibre and experience.”
Speaking of his appointment, Alex said: “This is an exciting time to be joining the group and the opportunity to use my skills and experience to support the local and regional growth plans was really persuasive.
“I am looking forward to getting to know our clients and supporting them to meet their aspirations.”