Smith Cooper announce number of key summer promotions


Smith Cooper, the multi-award-winning accountancy and business advisory firm based on King Street in Cathedral Quarter is delighted to announce 6 promotions, helping fuel the continued growth and strategic development across the organisation.

The promotions, effective from 1 July 2021, are as follows:

  • James Ward – Director (Corporate Finance, Nottingham)
  • Lucy Robinson – Director (Audit, Derby)
  • Adam Palmer – Senior Manager (Audit, Nottingham)
  • Callum Jones – Manager (Audit, Derby)
  • Sian O’Leary – HR Manager
  • Kieran Marshall – Assistant Manager (Insolvency, Derby)

Dan Bowtell, Corporate Finance Partner and the Partner responsible for HR at Smith Cooper comments “All the successful candidates have worked exceptionally hard to develop in their chosen disciplines, and their progress deserves to be recognised and celebrated.”

“We are extremely proud to see our people thrive and achieve their goals, and these promotions support our ambitious growth plans and our commitment to homegrown talent.”

David Nelson, Senior Partner at Smith Cooper adds “at Smith Cooper, we empower our teams to establish their own training plans and lead their own development, at a pace they feel comfortable with. We encourage all of our team members to take advantage of any opportunities that they believe will be beneficial to them, to aid their own development both personally and professionally.”

“By providing this freedom across the business, we have curated highly experienced teams who continue to offer clients a leading range of services.”

“These promotions are thoroughly deserved, and we’re proud of what our team continue to achieve.”

Earlier in the Spring, Smith Cooper launched its new core values, necessitated by the firms continued growth. The introduction of these core values – to engage, empower and excel – are intended to enable accelerated growth in partnership with the firms’ team and clients.

The new core values are also an opportunity for Smith Cooper to create, foster and celebrate a culture of learning and development, in order to positively impact the firm’s people, clients and wider communities.


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