Latest News | 5 April 2022

Accountancy firm’s boss retires after almost 50 years

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The managing partner of accountancy firm Bates Weston has retired after almost half a century of service.

Glyn Evans is retiring after 46 years with the company, which he joined in 1976 on a training contract when the firm was called Bates Foston.

Four years later he qualified as an accountant at the age of just 22.

The partners offered him a partnership, which he took up in 1983 at the age of 24.

Today, Bates Weston is a thriving multi-disciplined firm, housing 75 staff in The Mills, in Canal Street.

Wayne Thomas, who has taken on the role of managing partner following Glyn’s retirement, said: “Bates Weston is the successful business it is today, in large part due to the influence of our original equity partners.

“As Glyn leaves the business, we recognise his considerable contribution to the firm and thank him for his commitment and dedication to his clients and the company over the years. We will certainly miss him.”

Stuart Hulland, who became a partner in 2018 and was mentored by Glyn, said: “It’s fair to say Glyn has had a significant influence on my career.

“From interviewing, then hiring me at 18 years old, his honest and forthright mentoring allowed me to progress through relationship management and ultimately to partner.

“I will always appreciate and value the part Glyn has played in my career and I wish him every happiness in his well-earned retirement.”

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