ACCOUNTANCY firm Thomas Westcott has appointed an experienced tax specialist to its Barnstaple branch.
Ian Huggett, 50, who has practised in the region for more than 25 years, is a long-term member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and both its tax and audit, and assurance faculties.
Ian said: "I am delighted to be joining such an established and friendly firm as Thomas Westcott.
"I find helping people solve problems very satisfying; issues surrounding business sustainability, business acquisitions and disposals as well as those slightly off the wall areas of tax and accounts where other accountants may fear to tread."
Another new appointment is former farmer Edward Jenner, a chartered accountant with a degree in agriculture and extensive agricultural experience gained from running his family's 700-acre dairy and arable farm in Gloucestershire.
Edward previously worked in the specialist agricultural departments at accountants Bentley, Jennison and Tenon after qualifying at Woodward Hale.
Edward said: "I'm delighted to join Thomas Westcott as an agricultural specialist. I hope to assist in the strengthening and building of our agricultural practice and providing support to all our land-based clients using both my practical farming and accounting experience."
After joining the Barnstaple office last year, Mark Tibbert has been promoted to partner. Mark qualified within the corporate tax team at PricewaterhouseCooper and has spent eight years within large regional firms advising owner-managed businesses through to international groups on corporate and business taxes.
He specialises in tax advice on corporate structures, reorganisations, acquisitions and disposals, and share schemes.
Mark said: "I am delighted to be appointed as partner and am looking forward to continuing to help grow the practice and expanding the firm's tax advisory services across the region."