We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nicola Huntbach as a partner at the Tarporley office.

Nicola joined the firm as an accounts junior in 2005 based at our Tarporley office. She attained the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification in 2007 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in 2011.

Whilst studying, she was promoted to the position of Accounts and Audit Manager, and in 2012 was given responsibility for a portfolio of agricultural clients which she has grown significantly since.

Nicola, a farmers’ wife herself, specialises in accounting and tax for farming and rural businesses across Cheshire and North Wales.

“In these increasingly difficult times for farming and rural businesses, it is important to ensure that all aspects of accountancy and taxation is looked after by someone who really understands the industry,” said Nicola.

“Having my own farming family gives clients peace of mind that the advice I give, whether that’s the preparation or interpretation of company accounts, or tax planning advice on inheritance tax, capital gains tax or personal tax, it is based on my first-hand knowledge of running a business in this sector.”

“I am delighted to have been appointed as a partner of the firm and looking forward to offering continued advice and support to all of my clients,” added Nicola.

Our Managing Partner, Adrian Crank said, “Since joining HLB, Nicola has made a significant contribution to the firm. Her appointment as a partner is well deserved and on behalf of all HLB partners and staff, I would like to congratulate her and wish her every success.”

Pictured above: Anne Wilkes (Partner), Nicola Huntbach (Partner), Adrian Crank (Managing Partner), and Bob Evans (Partner).