Azets makes Midlands partner promotion

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, today announces its latest senior promotion, with Nottingham’s Steve Harcourt appointed to Regional Managing Partner.

The promotion demonstrates Azets’ continued commitment to growing the business regionally as Steve takes responsibility for Azets offices in in Nottingham, Coventry, and Tamworth.

Steve, who retains the role of Managing Partner with Azets’ Nottingham office, joined Azets from a ‘Big Four’ firm in 2007 as Senior Manager and was promoted to Partner in 2010. He is an FCCA qualified accountant and services a mixed portfolio of clients, bringing a wide range of value led accounting and advisory services to owner managed and family run businesses.

Paul Clifford, Midlands Regional CEO with Azets, said: “Steve’s promotion is testament to his hard work, commitment, and 14 years of loyal service. Steve is a talented accountant and a leader, delivering value to his clients as well as supporting the growth and development of colleagues within Azets.

“Working with clients across the region, Steve has been fundamental in establishing Azets in Nottingham and the East Midlands, and he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role of Regional Managing Partner.”

Steve Harcourt, Regional Managing Partner with Azets, said: “We have a dynamic and ambitious team in the region, and I look forward to supporting each of our offices as we continue to develop our client offering. It’s a critical time as the SME market recovers from the coronavirus crisis and we’re here to provide support in their future plans by delivering opportunities in this new business environment. The East Midlands is a great investment opportunity; a well-connected, superbly skilled, and highly diverse region. With businesses more keenly focused on supply chains, the East Midlands is well positioned to attract investment over the coming years.”

Steve’s promotion is the latest senior appointment for Azets as the Top 10 firm further strengthens and expands its regional coverage and capability to accelerate growth plans into 2022 under newly appointed Group CEO Chris Horne.

Steve Harcourt, Regional Managing Partner, Azets