Three new partner promotions at Bishop Fleming

Liv Butler
Authored by Liv Butler
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 10:46pm

Leading accounting, audit, tax, and advisory firm Bishop Fleming has announced the latest round of promotions to its partner group.

Anna Averis, Mark Munro, and Richard Harborne have been appointed to the partnership with immediate effect, taking the firm’s group to 37 following the recent addition of Len Dean, Partner and Head of VAT, Martyn Fraser, Corporate Finance Partner and Peter Ball, Tax Partner.  

Anna Averis is People Director with strategic and operational responsibility for Bishop Fleming’s people team. Anna said: “I am delighted to join the partnership at a time when talent acquisition, development and retention has never been more important.  My position recognises the importance of people, the value they create in driving Bishop Fleming forward, and how integral they are to achieve our wider growth ambition.”

Mark Munro joins the partnership as Audit Partner based out of the firm’s Exeter office, having joined the firm as Director in 2018.

Mark added: “Bishop Fleming’s audit team is currently enjoying exponential growth and my appointment both builds on that momentum and adds further strength to our audit partner group and our team of over 150 audit experts. I am looking forward to the challenge of driving our growth further.”

Richard Harborne, who brings an extensive career working with senior teams within the profession and industry, to bring about change, has been appointed as Partner in a new role designed to work with Bishop’s Fleming’s board to deliver business strategy.

Richard added: Bishop Fleming is well positioned to grow and win strongly in the marketplace. And it feels like a wonderful moment to take on the challenge of how best to translate the Firm’s ambition into rewarding results. I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves, working with great teams, and contributing to making that happen.”

In welcoming them to the partnership group, Managing Partner Andrew Sandiford said: “The appointment of Anna, Mark and Richard arrives on the back our business posting excellent growth in 2022.

“With Anna’s focus on people growth, adding Mark’s strength to our audit team, and Richard’s expertise in transformational change, these are three key appointments aligned to our ambitious plans to significantly grow our business over the next few years.”

The firm, which has offices across the West Midlands and the South West is currently enjoying considerable growth having posted fee growth of 19% in 21/22. Coupled with record levels of apprentices and experienced hires coming into the business, the firm expects it headcount to reach 500 for the first time this year.



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