Scrutton Bland strengthens its senior leadership team

04 April 2022 - Catherine Britton

Scrutton Bland has begun the new financial year with the promotions of Adam Smith as Corporate Services Partner and Elizabeth O’Hanlon as Marketing Director.

Previously employed by several of the ‘big four’ accountants in Cambridge, Adam joined the East Anglian firm in July 2021 to help continue the firm’s growth strategy from their Ipswich office. Specialising in providing external audit services, in particular to clients operating in technology, automotive, manufacturing and not for profit sectors, Adam has over twenty years’ experience in auditing. “I particularly enjoy working with start-ups and entrepreneurs who are looking to develop and grow quickly as well as organisations that provide benefits to the wider community.” comments Adam. “The unique circumstances of the last couple of years have created a number of opportunities for people who decided to set up their own businesses, but getting professional advice is crucial to set things moving in the right direction. For more well-established businesses I’d say that the events of the last two years have shown that flexibility is the key to success. The businesses I’ve worked with who have been agile and responded to change are the ones who’ve succeeded. In fact some of them are in a stronger position now than before the start of the pandemic.”

Elizabeth O’Hanlon steps up to become Marketing Director from 1 April. Elizabeth joined the firm in 2015 and her expertise in brand management and digital marketing have helped in the launch of a new website and strengthening the firm’s social media presence. “I love the variety of the role and working with different people throughout the business,” she says. “No two days are ever the same and as the firm develops there are more diverse challenges and opportunities to explore as we build our service offering. The marketing team is continuing to grow and we’re now recruiting for a Digital Marketing Specialist for the first time.”

Jason Fayers, Scrutton Bland’s Managing Partner commented: “It’s great to see Adam and Elizabeth move into these new roles. These appointments strengthen our top team, and their knowledge and experience in their fields can only benefit our clients. Many congratulations to them both!”

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