Notts firm strengthens with appointment of former 'big four' partner

Former 'Big Four' partner joins Nottingham firm.

The Nottingham office of national accountancy UHY Hacker Young has further strengthened its East Midlands owner-managed capabilities with the appointment of a new partner.

Andrew Timms – who has more than 20 years’ audit experience – has joined UHY from business advisory firm PKF Cooper Parry, where he spent more than 11 years as a partner. He previously spent almost seven years at ‘big four’ accountancy firm Deloitte as a senior manager, and four years as an audit trainee at Page Kirk.

Andrew, who is also a board member at Nottingham Contemporary, said:

“I am delighted to have joined UHY’s Nottingham office. We feel there is a gap in the region for straight-forward and value for money advice.

“The UHY team is perfectly positioned to deliver that and I look forward to helping to get our message out there and helping to cement our position as one of the city’s leading accountancy practices.”

In his most recent role, Andrew focused on advising owner-managed and international businesses and built a portfolio of 55 clients, bringing in a total of £2.3m in annual fees across all service lines.

At UHY, Andrew will be looking to strengthen the audit and business advisory practice, with a particular focus on owner-managed businesses.

Andrew said:

“The East Midlands has a very vibrant, powerhouse economy. When you break it down, you’ve got your big corporates, such as Rolls Royce, and then a big proportion of family/owner-managed businesses.

“If you’re owner-managed, you’ve only got yourself to talk to. There’s no hierarchy where you can ask your boss – you are the boss. Being able to help out these businesses is a very privileged position to be in. You’re filling that gap of being the finance director of lots of different businesses. It’s very satisfying being able to help people who are looking to grow and develop their businesses.”

Andrew joins UHY as part of growing demand for the firm’s services in the region, as it continues to grow and diversify its client portfolio.

Simon Browning, partner in charge of UHY Hacker Young’s Nottingham office, added:

“We are delighted to have Andrew on board. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with family and owner-managed businesses, an area we have always been devoted to and will continue to grow, and is perfectly suited to add real value to UHY’s clients. I have no doubt he will be a major asset to the team here in Nottingham.”

For more information about UHY Hacker Young, please visit or call 0115 959 0900.

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