Audit director appointed Cheltenham finance firm

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has recruited a new director as it looks to build on its growth drive in Cheltenham and the Gloucestershire region.

The company has welcomed audit director Jamie Vinall, to strengthen its Cheltenham-based team respectively as demand for the firm’s audit services increases, most notably in its owner managed business market.

Bishop Fleming’s audit team posted record fee growth of 19 per cent in 2022-2023.

And with the opening of a new Cheltenham office in September 2023, the firm is focussing on ambitious growth targets across the Midlands and South West.

Jamie said: “I am delighted to join Bishop Fleming and excited by the business’s vision for the future, particularly regarding the growth strategy in the Cheltenham region. Gloucestershire has such a diverse pool of businesses, and I look forward to networking and seeking opportunities for working with these exciting businesses.”

Jamie brings valuable Big Four experience, auditing large corporate entities spanning retail, automotive, power and renewables, and construction.

Cheltenham office lead and audit partner David Butler, said: “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Jamie to our business.

“His appointment represents a significant enhancement to our Gloucestershire reach as we look towards an exciting period of growth. Jamie’s experience with a diverse range of clients will strengthen the specialist services we can offer to our clients in this region.”

Andrew Sandiford, managing partner, added: “Jamie’s appointment fits in with Bishop Fleming’s long-term strategic ambition to strengthen our footprint between the firm’s Bristol and Worcester offices. We are committed to growing our client base in the Three Counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, and Worcestershire and better supporting them.”