On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Leanne Revie

Leanne Revie has been promoted to associate partner at Kettering-based CFW Chartered Accountants.

Revie began her accountancy career as a trainee at CFW over twenty years ago. She qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2005 and after working at a local firm and four years running her own practice for small businesses in Corby, returned to CFW in 2019. Since then, she has managed her own portfolio of clients and been increasingly involved in supporting practice development.

She said: “I’m honoured and excited to join the firm as an associate partner this year, having started my training contract here many years ago.

“It was during my first year at CFW that I developed the ambition to strive for partnership. I particularly enjoy working with local business owners and it’s always great to see their businesses succeed and grow.

“I believe an accountant should be an integral part of every business, giving support and business advice to clients alongside accountancy and tax advice. This is where my passion lies and it’s something that CFW have always been very good at.”

CFW partner David Baker added: “We’re delighted to have Leanne on the partner team as an Associate. She has many years’ experience with clients in the region. Seeing one of our trainees successfully rise to associate partner is very inspiring and Leanne is an excellent role model for anyone who is a currently a trainee.”

Light Science Technologies Holdings, the Derbyshire agritech firm, has appointed Dr Graham Cooley has been appointed as non-executive chairman, while Richard Mills, previously a consultant to the company, has been appointed as independent non-executive director.

Myles Halley and Robert Naylor have both stepped down from their respective roles as non-executive chairman and non-executive director.

Simon Deacon, chief executive officer, said: “The addition of Graham and Richard to the board significantly enhances our industry expertise, strengthening our credentials as changemakers. Their passion for our goals is evident, and we’re delighted to welcome them.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to give my sincere thanks to Myles and Robert, who both played substantial roles in helping the group to get to where it is today and wish them all the best in their respective retirement and future endeavours.”

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