Changes at the top at PKF Ipswich
Accountants and business advisers PKF have a new hand at the helm in Ipswich with the appointment of Graham Randall as Partner in Charge of the Ipswich office.
Graham however is no stranger to PKF as he has worked in one way or another for the firm since he left school. "I started working for a small accountancy practice in 1969, this then merged with another company in the late 70s; a couple of mergers later and that company became PKF."
With a career that has spanned the Atlantic - he spent four years as an accountant in New York in the 1970s for PKF's predecessor - he is delighted to take up the reins of his new role. "I have never managed to escape in nearly 40 years," he quipped. "That's quite a rare event these days, but I'm absolutely delighted with my appointment. It's an honour and a great challenge."
Graham takes over from Ian Greenidge as Partner in Charge at Ipswich. Ian, who is now retiring, has worked for PKF for 34 years and was responsible for setting up PKF Financial Planning Ltd across the country in 1988.
Ian's other achievements include serving as President of the Ipswich and Colchester Society of Chartered Accountants (ICSCA), as President of the East Anglia Society of Chartered Accountants (EASCA), and since 1996, serving as representative of EASCA on the court of the University of Essex.
Partner in Charge at PKF Colchester before it merged with the Ipswich office and continuing his role there, Ian is sad to be leaving the firm that has been his life for so many years. "I've many happy memories, but things change and it's time to move on. I'm very pleased that Graham is taking over, he knows the firm and he is very much a PKF person," he says.
Paying tribute to his colleague, Graham comments: "Ian has been a great asset to PKF over the years and I have learned a lot from him. He will be a very hard act to follow, but he has left us with a great legacy to enable us to move forward in the present economic climate."
Graham adds: "We have an excellent team with a great deal of experience and we are looking forward to the challenges ahead."