UHY Hacker Young Group appoints new chairman

  • Nottingham partner Jon Warsop takes over reins after 17 years’ service by Howard Spencer

Jon Warsop has become the Group’s new chairman following 17 years’ service by Howard Spencer.

During Howard’s chairmanship, the Group saw its annual fee income more than quadruple, its number of office locations treble and number of partners more than double.

Jon has been a partner in our Nottingham office since 1997, specialising in audit, strategic business planning, corporate finance and M&A, with a particular expertise in the non-profit sector.

A key priority for Jon will be chairing the UK Group to build on its presence across the UK and driving its strategy for growth over the next five years. Jon and the Board will be looking to draw on the group’s national expertise and also the strength of the UHY International network, which is currently ranked as the 16th largest accountancy network worldwide.

Commenting on his appointment, Jon said: “Howard has steered the Group through an enormously successful period of growth; we have quadrupled our fee income, trebled the number of offices, climbed the league tables and are delivering our clients an ever better level of service.”

“We now have a truly national presence, backed by an international network with equal clout and expertise.  In a global economy businesses are increasingly looking for that reach – both overseas companies doing business in the UK and the growing number of regionally based British companies that operate and trade around the world.”

“One of the priorities for the group over the next few years will be continuing to make the maximum use of our pool of expertise and referrals; it expands as we grow and makes us even better placed to deliver the best possible advice to the widest possible range of clients.”

Howard adds: “I am delighted to be handing the chairmanship over to Jon.  He is a highly respected practitioner who has been involved in the growth of the Nottingham office, and I am sure that he will have every success in leading the group through the next phase of our growth.”

We are a founder member of the global accountancy network UHY International, with offices in over 296 business centres in 89 countries across all continents and every major financial centre.  We offer specialist country desks providing expert professional advisory services for UK companies looking to operate in the USA, China, Malaysia, India, Israel, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.

Jon adds that despite the forthcoming UK General Election and some uncertainty over the strength of the recovery, prospects for the coming year are positive: “Although there is some uncertainty related to the General Election and how the UK recovery may be affected by the Eurozone and Chinese economies, we are extremely active at the moment on behalf of new and existing clients.”