New managing partner named at Moore and Smalley

Lancashire accountancy and business advisory firm Moore and Smalley has selected Graham Gordon as its new managing partner.

Graham, head of financial planning and wealth management, takes up the managing partner role from David Ingram, who has held the position since 2008.

During that time, the firm, which employs over 200 staff in Preston, Blackpool, Kendal, Lancaster and East Midlands, has increased its fee income from £8m to £11m, breaking into the UK’s top 60 accountancy firms bracket.

Graham, who has been a partner since 2000, will begin his new role in October and head the firm’s management team, with David returning to a full time client advisory role.

Adrienne Collinge, Moore and Smalley HR partner, said: “Since day one, we’ve had a strong succession-led constitution which sees us rotate the managing partner role. This means the firm is always looking to the future, evolving and giving our people opportunity to contribute their skills and experience.”

“It was a carefully considered selection process and Graham impressed the review board with how he aims to take the firm forward into its next phase of development.”

A further change to Moore and Smalley’s management team sees partner Christine Wilson take up the role of finance partner, working alongside Adrienne Collinge, James Treadwell and Danny Houghton, who direct HR, IT and business development policy, respectively.

Graham Gordon added: “Under David’s leadership, the firm has grown into new territories, launched new services and continued the great Moore and Smalley tradition of putting the client and our people at the heart of everything we do.

“I am proud to be given the opportunity to continue this great work and my first priority is to make sure every member of this firm has an opportunity to contribute to the vision for Moore and Smalley.” Graham joined Moore and Smalley in 1996, having worked in two other regional accountancy firms.