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Long-serving accountancy partner retires

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A long-serving partner at accountancy firm Mabe Allen has finally retired – at the age of 84.

Brian Sutton began cutting his hours down at the age of 70, latterly doing two days a week, but now he has decided to finish for good.

His career started when he was articled to the Nottingham firm of Taft, Baldock and Winstanley. He qualified in 1959, staying for a couple more years.

He was then employed by Fuller, Worboys and Co, in Ripley, as a chartered accountant, rising to become senior partner before the company merged with Mabe Allen in the 1990s when Brian moved to the Ilkeston office.

Today, Mabe Allen, has offices in Derby, Ilkeston and Ripley.

Brian said: “I continued working because I enjoyed it – and meeting clients.

“I have been very lucky with good health and I’m proud to say that I have only ever had two half-days off sick through illness in 60 years.

“I’m now going to get on with some of the jobs that have built up over the years and treat myself and my wife Karen to more holidays.”

Kevin Slack, managing partner at Mabe Allen, said: “Brian has been very committed, particularly giving dedicated service to all his clients and good sound advice over the years, as well as helping the practice to grow.

“Sixty years’ service is exemplary, and all his colleagues wish him well.”

Stepping up to the role of tax partner at the firm is tax director Stephen Foulkes, who has spent more than 30 years at Mabe Allen.

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