Accountancy firm HURST has strengthened its business services team with the appointment of John Glover as a senior manager.
John, 36, has joined HURST from BDO in Manchester. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002 and worked at Chantrey Vellacott in Reading then Ernst & Young in Manchester before joining BDO in 2008.
He has experience of advising listed, private equity-backed and owner-managed businesses in sectors including manufacturing, retail, recruitment and financial services.
John has also undertaken several client secondments, giving him a commercial angle to his experience.
HURST plans to further expand its business services team – which provides audit, accounting and compliance services to clients – with at least five more appointments before the end of the year.
The firm, which has offices in Manchester and Stockport, also plans to grow its tax and outsourcing departments in line with increasing demand for its services.
HURST partner Andrew Milnes, who heads the firm’s business services team, said: “John has strong technical and leadership skills as well as exceptional presentational and communication abilities, and I am sure he will prove a tremendous asset to our clients.
“His appointment is another example of our ability to attract people from larger firms who want to continue to work with a quality outfit. They tell us they want to be able to work alongside owner-managers and be in a position to progress their careers more effectively.”
John said: “I am extremely pleased to be joining HURST at such an exciting time for the firm. HURST has an outstanding reputation and boasts a great client base. I’m looking forward to working with these companies to help achieve their goals.”