Nottingham-based accountancy practice Page Kirk now has a leadership which spans the generations thanks to the appointment of two new partners.
The firm, based in Gregory Boulevard, has announced that Jack Moore, 29, and James Haywood, 30, will be joining the top team, meaning that partners now range in age from their 20s through to their 60s. The latest move is in recognition of the two accountants’ commercial awareness and leadership skills, which have come into particular focus during the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
James Haywood makes history for the firm, being the first partner to have taken part in the firm’s placement scheme in 2011 and graduate scheme in 2013. Shortly after qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2017 he was given the opportunity to spend three months working with a partner accounting firm in Boston, US, as part of the Page Kirk exchange programme with CPAmerica. Upon his return he was promoted to assistant manager then to manager in 2020.
During his time at Page Kirk, James has developed a niche within the firm, specialising in the accounts and audits for the charity and not-for-profit sector, alongside his work with the firm’s other business clients. James’ in-depth knowledge of this industry combined with strong commercial awareness, and consistent support for the less experienced members of staff has helped bring the firm forward – both in terms of skills and in new business opportunities.
James Haywood said: “Firstly, I want to say thank you to current partners, John Wallis, Wendy O’Connor and Iain Barker. They have been fantastic to work for, ever since my first day in September 2011, and I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to be one of the leaders of the firm.
“Secondly, I want to thank every member of staff that I have worked with during this time. Everyone has been magnificent and has had a profound effect on what I have become today.
“Thirdly, I want to thank every one of our clients. I have really enjoyed working with them and I hope that this relationship continues to go from strength to strength in the future. Finally, I want to thank my parents and wife for their unwavering support during my life, especially while at Page Kirk. Without them, I would not be where I am today.”
Jack Moore has over 10 years’ experience in practice, completing his AAT exams in 2012 and then qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2014. Since his promotion from assistant manager to cloud accounting manager last year, he has continued his hard work in progressing the firm, both strategically and technically – helping to implement industry-changing technologies, preparing Page Kirk and its clients for the future. With Jack demonstrating adaptability, a passion for business development and clear leadership skills, he has been promoted from manager to partner of the firm.
Jack Moore said: “Being invited to join the Page Kirk Partnership is an incredibly proud moment for me. To be involved at this level, with such a genuinely forward-thinking firm, is exciting and I look forward to contributing to the growth and development of Page Kirk over the coming years.
“Invitation to Partnership is a great accolade in its own right, but for John, Wendy & Iain to demonstrate such a level of belief in me, before I’ve even turned 30 years of age, is humbling and is testament to some of the fantastic people who have helped my development throughout my career so far.
“This is an exciting time for the accountancy industry in general, with the ever-more rapid advancement of new technologies redefining how effectively businesses are able to look after their accounts and utilise their business data. To be given a platform where I can help shape the firm’s direction over the coming years is a fantastic challenge which I fully intend to make the most of.”
This news comes off the back off two promotions announced at the end of March and Neil Moon joining the partnership at the start of October last year. The other members of the existing partnership team are John Wallis, Iain Barker and Wendy O’Connor.