Wealth management firm appoints new audit partner

Wealth management and professional services group Evelyn Partners has announced the appointment of John Howarth as an audit partner in its Bristol office.

John’s main focus during his career has been working with dynamic mid-market businesses across a range of sectors.

He has extensive Big 4 experience having been a partner at EY and before that at PwC. During that time John spent six years based in New Zealand. Most recently he was director of group finance at Future in Bath.

John joins the Bristol office of Evelyn Partners which is gearing up to re-locate later this year from its current Bristol premises at Portwall Place to the  new EQ development next door.

Sancho Simmonds, head of assurance & business services at Evelyn Partners commented: “I’m delighted to welcome John to our fast growing audit practice. John’s extensive experience working with dynamic mid-market businesses aligns well with the significant growth ambitions we have as a firm across our national audit practice.”

Helen Bassett, professional services managing partner in Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office, added: “John is a significant addition to our local team and joins our Bristol office at an exciting time as we prepare to re-locate to prestigious new EQ premises in the city later this year. I am very much looking forward to working closely with John as we continue with our regional growth, focussing on supporting even more clients across the South West.”

John said: “I am very excited to be joining the Evelyn Partners team in Bristol. It was important to me that I chose a firm whose values and ambitions match my own. Right from the start, Evelyn impressed me with their culture – by putting people first. I am looking forward to working with such a talented team and being able to support the exciting private companies based in the South West.”


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