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From Trainee to Managing Partner

From Trainee to Managing Partner

Tom Copson will step up to managing partner at Leicester-based chartered accountants Rowleys, after re-joining the firm two years ago as a partner.

Tom spent five years at Rowleys as a trainee, prior to joining an international accountancy firm as an Auditor.  He re-joined the firm in early 2020 after 14 years. His ongoing relationship with some of the partners, coupled with Rowleys’ independence, innovative outlook and agile approach being the key factors in his return.

Tom will officially take up the role of managing partner on 1st October and will take the reins from Robert Radford who has been managing partner for the last 15 years. At the same time Craig Shevas, who is the longest standing partner, will step up to Senior Partner. 

Craig and Tom will work closely with Paula Swann-Jones and Mark Hook on the strategic direction of the business.  The ambition of the partners continues to be the growth of the firm, remaining independent and ensuring clients and its people are at the heart of everything they do.

Commenting on his appointment, Tom said:

“I’m delighted and proud to be appointed as manager partner and to lead the firm through the next phase of its growth.

“Rowleys played a significant role in my early career and I have many fond memories of those first few years. A number of people I worked with back then are still here today, which is testament to the great culture we have. I want to ensure that we continue to build and develop our team of people, be pro-active as our industry continues to evolve and maintain the friendly and personable culture that we are known for."

Robert adds:

“Since joining the firm in early 2020 Tom has brought energy, enthusiasm and a true passion to deliver a great experience for our clients and our people. Tom, working with the other partners and Rowleys’ strong management team, will take the firm to the next phase in its succession.”

Craig also commented that:

“With Robert retiring in 2023, myself and the other partners decided that Tom is the ideal person to step up as managing partner. He is extremely dedicated to developing the firm and I’m excited to see what the future holds for Rowleys and our clients.”

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