PM+M confirms Jane Parry as new managing partner

PM+M, the Blackburn and Burnley based chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group, has confirmed that Stephen Anderson – its managing partner of 10 years – is retiring and that he will be replaced by Jane Parry, currently lead tax partner, on 1st May.

PM+MSeniorTeamApril15The firm has also announced that David Gorton, head of the corporate services, will assume the newly created role of senior partner. His promotion will see him focus on marketing and business development strategies as well as client servicing.

Although Stephen will be stepping down as managing partner, he will be continuing as a partner for a further 12 months. This is to ensure there is a smooth transfer of both leadership duties and client relationships. In her new position, Jane will manage the practice, drive its growth and develop its people and culture. Both she and David will maintain their existing client portfolios.

Stephen said: “My entire working life has been spent at PM+M and it’s been an incredible 31 years. However, I feel that now is the right time for me to move on and I know the firm will be in great hands. Both Jane and David are passionate about its success and have worked closely with me to forge its identity and culture. I know I’m passing the mantle onto a talented leadership team who will build on what we’ve already achieved together.”

Stephen added: I see my retirement as an opportunity to do other things that being part of a successful business doesn’t always allow. When I do leave next year, I’ll be spending more time with my family and I’ll be looking at ways that I can contribute to the community on a non-paid basis. It’s going to be a big change for me but I’m excited about this next chapter of my life.” Jane Parry commented: “Stephen’s departure undoubtedly marks a new era for PM+M. Under his leadership, we have grown our services, increased our turnover and consistently delivered an outstanding level of service to our clients. His style of leadership has made a huge impact on the business and it’s an approach that we will be building on and taking forward. He has been an inspirational colleague and we are all delighted that he will be part of the PM+M family for the next 12 months. Our aim is to ensure that there is a seamless handover for both our clients and team.”