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Hilton Sharp & Clarke, the leading Sussex accountancy practice with multiple offices across the county, has re-branded as Galloways. In the same month, the firm has also announced that it is Sussex Cricket’s new Specsavers County Championship shirt sponsor.
The firm has received significant investment from Sussex’s newest private investment business – Cow Corner – which focuses on long-term investments to build strong, profitable, local businesses.
Sue Smith, one of the longest serving partners at Galloways, said: “Our re-brand and investment signals an exciting time for us at Galloways as we look to grow the firm and continue to build on nearly 150 years of experience.
“We’re also thrilled to be the new Specsavers County Championship shirt sponsor and wish the team the very best of luck over the next three years.”
Sussex Cricket chief executive, Rob Andrew added: “Having a local business of Galloways’ stature commit their support for the next three years is a real boon for the club.
“Their reputation in our community is second to none and we are extremely proud to be sporting their name on our Championship shirt.”
In addition to the re-brand and shirt sponsorship, Galloways has also recruited Lorna Sizer as Tax Partner, previously Director at Knill James.
With more than 25 years’ experience specialising in tax, Lorna will spear-head the Galloways tax team and focus on expanding the current team of specialists, as well as continuing to look after a growing number of private clients.
Lorna is a chartered tax advisor and is also STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) qualified, adding to Galloways’ well established expertise in trust planning and administration.
She said: “I’m thrilled to join the team at Galloways and look forward to working with our fantastic clients and wider team. Galloways has such a strong reputation across the county and I’m looking forward to growing our tax team and helping our clients to simplify and manage their tax affairs.”
Sue Smith added: “Lorna is a brilliant addition to our team and her arrival is a real coup. With such extensive experience, Lorna will support and propel Galloways’ growth over the coming years.”
Picture caption (l-r): Royston Yeates (correct), Geraldine Pratt, Matt Needham, Beth Stenning, Colin Young, Sue Smith and Dawn Moore.