TAIT WALKER is continuing to recruit the very best regional talent following the appointment of new partner Andy Haslam.
Andy, from Sunderland has taken over the reins from long-standing partner Gordon Goldie to head up the firm’s turnaround & insolvency team, who provide advice and support to SMEs across the North East.
The new appointment sees Gordon ease in to semi-retirement, following 22 years with the chartered accountancy practice. Having set up the department and developed it to one of the largest and most successful teams in the region, Gordon will continue to work with Tait Walker on a consultancy basis and pass on his experience to the team.
Andy brings over 26 years’ experience to the firm and, in his most recent position, was responsible for opening a North East office for his previous employer – Begbies Traynor – which saw him turnover upwards of £1m and take on a partnership within the firm.
Gordon, who has worked with upwards of 5,000 companies throughout his 30 year career, said: “After a long career with what is a fantastic practice, semi-retirement beckons, however I’m looking forward to remaining in close contact with the firm and helping Andy drive our turnaround and insolvency offering forwards. He has a great reputation and we all look forward to working with him as he leads the firm into the future.”
Andy said: “Tait Walker is a reputable and forward thinking business, both of which are key for growth. I’m looking forward to a new challenge and putting my own stamp on this next phase of the business for the insolvency department and the wider Tait Walker team, working with some of the best people in the industry.”
Andrew Moorby, Managing Partner at Tait Walker, added: “We are pleased to welcome Andy on board and the team is very excited about his appointment. Andy brings fresh expertise and energy which, combined with Gordon’s experience puts us in an excellent position to grow our service offering.”