A leading medical specialist accountancy firm has recruited an experienced senior chartered accountant and manager Andrew Robson as part of its ambitious long term growth plans which have seen it achieve a client portfolio of 90 GP practices across the UK.
Under the expert stewardship of chartered accountant Keith Taylor, and tax specialist Peter Waller, BW Medical Accountants has gone from a standing start in July 2013 to now advising over 900 doctors, consultants, practice managers, dentists, retired practitioners and personal tax clients making it one of the biggest firms of its kind in the region.
Whitley Bay based Andrew Robson, 60, who joins this month (January 2016) from Robson Laidler, another North East firm with recognised healthcare sector expertise, has many years of general accountancy and specialist medical accountancy experience working with hundreds of individuals and companies across all sectors, but in particular healthcare.
The role that Andrew is stepping into will involve hands on account management of the extensive BW Medical client base.
Andrew, who celebrates his Ruby wedding anniversary this year and has two grown up daughters and five grandchildren, said: “I felt I really wanted to challenge myself, taking on a new role at this stage in my career is certainly a fantastic way to do that.
“I’ve been aware of BW Medical Accountants since its launch in 2013 and Keith Taylor and Peter Waller, for a lot longer than that, as leading lights in accountancy and in the medical healthcare sector.
“Keith and the team at BW Medical have been on a journey of dynamic growth and I am looking forward to supporting them in their bid to grow the business further and to continue delivering first class financial advice to their client base.
“I worked as a partner, associate and senior manager for the same firm for 28 years working closely with GP and dental practices and it is that experience that I am looking forward to bringing to the role.”
With Andrew Robson’s appointment there is now a team of 17 within BW Medical which has grown from the initial complement of two.
Keith Taylor, managing director at BW Medical, said: “There are a great many changes occurring in the healthcare sector and on top of this it is a highly complex area, so we always ensure our recruitment policy reflects this.
“Andrew’s appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to recruiting the very best medical specialists out there.
“We have great strength in depth and Andrew’s appointment as a senior chartered accountant, complete with his excellent account management skillset, only enhances this.
“2015 flew by as we continued to grow right across the UK bringing on practices from Essex, Middlesex, Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Humberside as well as across the North East and Cumbria and in 2016 Andrew’s appointment will allow us to push on further.
“We have also been active in raising awareness of the issues facing general practice in this country. As part of this BW Medical, Scott McKenzie Associates and Ward Hadaway were heavily involved in a National Conference on GP Federations in Manchester with headline speaker Dr James Kingsland OBE, a leading authority in General Practice, bringing GPs, NHS Trusts and private sector providers together to help set healthcare agenda in 2016.”