Stephen joins Mazars from Grant Thornton UK LLP Southampton office, where he worked with an impressive portfolio of exciting clients in his role as managing partner. A selection of those clients will be transferring with him to the Mazars office in Poole and at least eight members of Stephen’s team at Grant Thornton will also be joining him and moving to Merck House to become part of the growing Mazars team.
Mazars partner, Lesley Fox, said: “As the only top ten global accounting firm with offices in Poole, we are delighted to reaffirm our commitment and on-going investment in the area and are pleased to be welcoming someone of Stephen’s high caliber. We are also looking forward to working closely with Grant Thornton to ensure a smooth transition for the individuals who have chosen to join Stephen in Poole, specifically to ensure a continuity of knowledge and insight for the portfolio of clients they bring with them. The 17 October also marks the first day in our modern and spacious new offices, which are perfectly located to accommodate Mazars’ continuing growth.”
Louise Evans, regional managing partner, South, Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: “We are pleased to be working closely with Mazars to ensure a smooth transition of clients and people to their local office in Poole. The Mazars team are well positioned to support these clients going forward. This development is in line with our evolving market focus on ambitious and growing organisations and the dynamic M3 corridor marketplace, and is in the best interests for our firm's ongoing strategy while ensuring clients receive the best and most appropriate engagement. We wish Stephen and the new team at Mazars the very best.”
Stephen Mills, said: “I am delighted to join Mazars. It is a really exciting time as they are continuing to invest and I am really pleased to be part of the south coast growth story. I’m also happy to be moving back to Poole where I began my career, and look forward to the many advantages that returning here brings for both myself, my team and clients. I am impressed with how Lesley, Heather and the Senior Leadership Team have been driving the business forward and the delivery of outstanding service to clients by the whole team. I look forward to building on this with them.”