Sunderland accountant Andy Haslam has big shoes to fill at one of the region’s best-known firms.
Andy has taken over from long-standing partner Gordon Goldie to head up Tait Walker’s turnaround and insolvency team, which provides advice and support to SMEs across the North East.
Having set up the department and developed it to one of the largest and most successful teams in the region, Gordon will continue to work with Tait Walker on a consultancy basis and pass on his experience.
Andy brings more than 26 years’ experience to the firm and, in his most recent position, was responsible for opening a North East office for his previous employer – Begbies Traynor – which saw him turnover upwards of £1million and take on a partnership within the firm.
“Tait Walker is a reputable and forward thinking business, both of which are key for growth,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to a new challenge and putting my own stamp on this next phase of the business for the insolvency department and the wider Tait Walker team, working with some of the best people in the industry.”
Managing partner Andrew Moorby said Andy was the perfect man to replace: “We are pleased to welcome Andy on board and the team is very excited about his appointment.
“Andy brings fresh expertise and energy which, combined with Gordon’s experience puts us in an excellent position to grow our service offering.”
Gordon, who has worked with upwards of 5,000 companies throughout his 30-year career, is looking forward to easing into semi-retirement, following 22 years with the practice, but will still be on hand if needed.
“I’m looking forward to remaining in close contact with the firm and helping Andy drive our turnaround and insolvency offering forwards,” he said.
“He has a great reputation.”