Revell Ward delivers board shake-up ahead of 2018 growth. The West Yorkshire accountancy firm has announced the formation of its first ever all-female board of directors in line with International Women’s Day on March 8.
Huddersfield-based Revell Ward has delivered the board shake-up as it prepares for further expansion throughout 2018.
The move comes as part of the firm’s plans to increase turnover through a strategy focussed on long-term business support and advisory services for existing and new clients.
The re-structured board comprises of audit director, Karen Borowski, tax director, Lesley Sutton and business services director, Jennifer Davies.
Commenting on the move, Ms Borowski, said:
“All-female boards are extremely rare in a male-dominated sector like ours, so we are already way ahead of the national target for PLCs. Despite the laughs we’ve had around ‘doing it for the girls’, there are very sound business reasons behind our decision.
The traditional role of an accountant is changing. Business owners can access and use accounting software relatively easily, and fewer are paying accountants to do the basics for them. They are instead looking for added value business services that they cannot source internally, such as access to an experienced financial controller, strategic support at Board level and tax advice.
This means our approach has to change in order to keep pace and grow the business, and we believe our focus on long-term partnerships and relationship building through our new board will enable us to do just that.”