Business advisers for Derbyshire appoint new partners

Pictured are Mitchells new partners Andrew McDaid and Tony Hornsby.
Pictured are Mitchells new partners Andrew McDaid and Tony Hornsby.

Chesterfield-based independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Mitchells has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of two partners.

Andrew McDaid and Tony Hornsby, who were both previously Senior Associates with the firm, now join managing partners Richard Trueman and Tim Leeman in leading the strategic direction of Mitchells.

Founded nearly 150 years ago in 1868, the appointment of Andrew and Tony secures the long-term future of Mitchells, which has since established itself as an expert SME business adviser across Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, the East Midlands and beyond.

Tony’s specialised areas includes corporate finance and the care home sector in which he has helped position Mitchells as one of the leading accountancy specialists in the UK.

Within the firm Andrew specialises in audit and assurance, access to finance and grants and supporting high growth businesses achieve their ambitions. His work with clients during the recession enabled many companies to create jobs during the difficult financial period.

Andrew was also instrumental in developing and implementing the firm’s award-winning CloudMitchells, which gives clients remote, secure 24/7/365 real-time access to their financial information to provide their virtual finance director proposition.

Andrew, who joined Mitchells in 2008, said: “Becoming a partner is acknowledgment of my commitment to Mitchells and its clients, while sending out a clear message to the business community that the firm is continuing to grow and evolve. It is a very exciting time for Mitchells.”

Tony, who joined nearly 20 years ago, said: “We have a great team of business advisers and accountants at Mitchells and one that we continue to add to and develop. This puts us in a great position to add value to clients businesses and growth ambitions, helping them manage their own businesses and make proactive strategy decisions helping profitability rather than looking back at the past.”

Managing partner Richard Trueman said: “Tony and Andrew’s appointment is a major step for the firm. We removed the top heavy partner structure associated with traditional accountancy practices and this has led to better and quicker decision making for our clients which has contributed significantly to our growth. Tony and Andrew are instrumental in our plans for the future of Mitchells and I am delighted that they are joining myself and Tim in leading this.”

Outside work Andrew, from Stannington, enjoys attending music gigs and festivals, while Tony, from Mansfield, is currently training for the gruelling Oxfam Trailtrekker Challenge.

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