Bath’s biggest independent accountancy company, Richardson Swift, appoints its first MD

Bath-based accountancy firm Richardson Swift has announced the appointment of its first managing director.

Debbie Boulton, who has been a director of the firm for 7 years, will take over the new role in January.

Making the announcement to staff this week, the firm’s co-founder and her fellow director Derek Swift said the decision to appoint Debbie had been unanimous among board members.

He said: “When I first founded the business with Mike Richardson there were only 6 employees, but it has expanded rapidly over the years and the time has come to have someone in charge who can build on its success and guide it in a more strategic direction.

“Having worked closely with Debbie, we all felt she had the skills we need, and we are delighted that she has agreed to take on the role.”

The company in Laura Place was founded in 2009. It now employs staff of around 40 and last year acquired Chartered Tax Adviser status in addition to being Chartered Accountants. The company has a mix of private and corporate clients. Its directors have a broad range of expertise and pride themselves on working collaboratively with their clients to provide innovative tax solutions.

Debbie joined Richardson Swift in March 2013, having previously worked for Bishop Fleming and Target Chartered Accountants. She currently leads Richardson Swift’s client advisory team and will continue to work closely with clients after her appointment.

“The best bit of my job is working with growing, aspirational businesses, helping them to achieve their business and personal financial goals, and becoming a key part of their business. I am looking forward to overseeing the exciting developments we have planned at RS in the next year and beyond.”

Featured image: Debbie Boulton