NR Barton target growth with quartet of new hires

NR Barton have targeted growth with four new hires for the Wigan based practice. The firm achieved record breaking turnover for the year to March 2019 and the new hires represent a significant investment by the firm for the future.

The firm, led by partners, John Schofield, Adrian Farrimond, Cathy Rogers, Neil Whittingham and Paul Farrington, is growing from strength to strength. A leader in online and cloud accounting, NR Barton offer a full suite of accounting services to clients across the Wigan borough and wider North West area.

Leading the new hires is Sue Walker who has joined as the firm’s Practice Manager. Sue has a history leading teams and working with the manufacturing industry. She has a great approach to systems and processes and will help the firm on its digital journey.

Louise Harrison, Matt Walker, and Cameron Shrigley have all joined the firm’s advisory team and all three have joined from Fairhurst Accountants. Both Louise and Matt have joined the firm as Managers to help continue the firm’s ongoing digital transformation, whilst Cameron has joined on an AAT training contract.

Cathy Rogers, HR partner of NR Barton, said: “Our business is based on having the best people to offer our clients the very best of service and we’re confident in the teams we are developing.

“The growth potential for us lies in our specialist services that help business owners plan for the future. Our established online and cloud accounting service is central to this development as is ably supported by our advisory, outsourcing and taxation services. We are really excited to have all four on board and I’d like to wish them all the best for long and successful careers here at NR Barton.”

Louise Harrison added: “NR Barton has a strong identity and culture that’s based on helping clients to grow and succeed. I’m thrilled to have joined the team at this point in their growth cycle and I’m proud to have been entrusted with helping to grow and develop with a portfolio of clients across the North West. It was clear to me that the firm is leading the way with digital accounting services and is well supported by specialist services.”

NR Barton Chartered Accountants have been leading the way for trusted accountancy, tax and business advisory advice for over 70 years. Achieving potential has been at the heart of their approach since day one, and they’re not afraid to shake the accountancy world up.

Operating from offices on Bridgeman Terrace in Wigan the firm has over 40 partners and staff advising clients across the North West.

Pictured above from left to right are Neil Whittingham, Sue Walker, Matt Walker and Louise Harrison, not pictured is Cameron Shrigley.


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At NR Barton we understand the importance of trust and through our integrity we make sure this underpins absolutely everything we do.

We like to do the best for our clients and this isn’t always easy. We aren’t afraid to use our integrity to confront difficult situations. We firmly believe that acting with our utmost integrity those difficult conversations will help to build our trust with our clients. Sometimes the difficult option is the best.

It is also our integrity that has helped us to build a strong local relationship in our market place and the thrive as a business for the last seventy years.

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