Albert Goodman welcomes new Partner

Picture outside Albert Goodman Lewis new Weston-super-Mare offices are Chris Lewis, Richard Bugler,

Picture outside Albert Goodman Lewis new Weston-super-Mare offices are Chris Lewis, Richard Bugler, Chris Walford and Terry Lewis - Credit: Archant

Accountancy firm, Albert Goodman, is driving forward an ambitious growth plan for its audit, accounting and tax consulting services to further enhance its reputation for advising businesses, their owners and high net worth individuals in the Somerset, Dorset, Devon and the wider South West

Albert Goodman’s growth strategy has seen the opening of larger offices in Weston-Super-Mare and a merger with successful North Somerset accountancy practice, T P Lewis & Partners. Most recently the firm’s ambitions for growth have been met by the appointment of Chris Walford to further strengthen their team in North Somerset.

Based in the Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea offices, Chris joined the team in July 2016. Previously a Director at Bishop Fleming, Chris specialises in advising clients of all sizes including owner managed and family businesses, providing services that include practical, commercial and strategic advice. Chris will be responsible for providing audit and assurance services to his clients, working closely with Albert Goodman’s Tax specialists to ensure their affairs are structured in the most effective and efficient manner.

Richard Bugler, Managing Partner, commented on Chris’ appointment and recent expansion in North Somerset, saying “Since our successful merger with TP Lewis & Partners in May 2015, we have taken on larger offices in Weston-super-Mare as part of our expansion strategy in North Somerset. The appointment of Chris Walford is part of our commitment to invest in our local team to support businesses and their owners in North Somerset. Chris is highly regarded and I have no doubt that he will be an asset to our clients and our team”

Terry Lewis, Director of Albert Goodman Lewis says “It is great news that Chris is joining us. These are, I believe, exciting times for the North Somerset business community and with the breadth of experience Chris brings to our existing teams I look forward to facing the challenges ahead and further cementing our reputation as one of the South West region’s leading professional practices”.

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Commenting on his appointment, Chris says, “I am delighted to join Albert Goodman, a well established and highly regarded firm in the South West. I believe the wealth of technical and general business knowledge I have developed will both complement and enhance the services provided by Albert Goodman and Albert Goodman Lewis in the North Somerset business community.”

With offices across the region, including Taunton, Chard, Yeovil, Burnham-on-Sea, Bridgwater, Weston-super-Mare, Weymouth and Wedmore, Albert Goodman prides itself in providing high quality accountancy, tax and financial planning advice to private individuals and businesses of all sizes, offering a comprehensive service to local and national clients.

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