Azets Birmingham makes senior promotion

Azets, the UK’s newest entrant to the Top 10 accountancy firms, is pleased to announce its latest senior promotion in the Midlands region, with Birmingham’s Ben Sheldon appointed to Director from 1st May 2021.

Since Azets’ investment in a new Birmingham audit team in late 2019, the department has seen phenomenal growth in both its client base and market share. After joining from a Big Four firm, Ben has been pivotal in the department’s success, building valued relationships with clients and establishing Azets as an alternative audit provider to the industry’s larger competitors.

Ben supports Azets nationally, sitting on the National Audit Technical Board, and his passion for providing high quality audit services also secured him a place on the ICAEW technical and practical auditing committee.

Ben’s promotion is the latest milestone in the development of Azets Birmingham, which has seen exponential growth since opening in 2019, delivering specialist services and creating trusted client partnerships.

Laura Hinsley, Partner with Azets Birmingham, said: “Ben’s rapid progression within Azets is inspiring and is the result of his hard work and determination to drive continuous positive change in all aspects of his work. Azets are committed to developing and rewarding our people and it is a pleasure to have Ben alongside me, growing our audit offering in the market. 

“Since joining less than two years ago, Ben has made a significant contribution to our audit service line both within Birmingham and nationally and his steep trajectory to Director is a well-deserved milestone.”

Ben Sheldon, Director with Azets Birmingham, said: “I’m delighted to have contributed to the continuing growth of the Birmingham office and I am excited to hit the ground running in my new Director position. I am extremely passionate about Midlands businesses and I look forward to providing them with personable, high-quality audit services, as well as developing a fantastic environment internally for our audit team to work in.”

Ben’s promotion follows on from the recent appointments of Paul Tallon as Transaction Services Partner and James Martin as Partner, both with Azets Birmingham, James Dawson’s appointment to Partner Designate in Shrewsbury, and several senior promotions across the Midlands at Coventry, Cannock, and Walsall, as Azets further strengthens and expands its regional coverage and capability.

Ben Sheldon, Director, Azets