Mitchell Charlesworth announces new senior promotions

North West based accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth has today announced three new promotions to continue the growth of their audit and advisory team.

Mike Buxton and Adam McGowan who are based at the accountants Liverpool office have become Partner and Paul Richards who is based at the Warrington office has been promoted to Associate. All promotions are with immediate effect. 

Adam Mike Paul Updated
L to R: Adam McGowan; Mike Buxton;
Rob Hall and Paul Richards

Adam McGowan joined Mitchell Charlesworth in 1998 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2005. During his time at the practice he has progressed through the accounts and audit department as well as gaining invaluable experience assisting SMEs in a variety of sectors. Adam has also worked in the corporate finance and forensic services teams to gain further experience and knowledge which he uses when advising his client portfolio.

Mike Buxton became Audit Manager in 2010 after joining Mitchell Charlesworth as a trainee in 1999 and qualified in 2005. Mike has been tasked with leading the practice’s professional service offering on compliance and advisory matters with direct responsibility for the solicitor portfolio in Liverpool and Chester since 2010. The sector is one of Mitchell Charlesworth’s key sectors and has grown by 200 per cent in the last five years.

Both Adam and Mike were promoted to Associates in November 2013 and following the merger with Kemp and Co accountants in July 2015, have been heavily involved in the integration of the two businesses and their clients.

Paul Richards joined Mitchell Charlesworth in 2002 as an Audit Junior in the Widnes office. After working with various clients from a range of sectors, he moved to the Manchester office in 2006 where he qualified before taking the role of Audit Manager in the Warrington office five years later. In his new position he will take a more active role in managing the Warrington office as well as doing more business development activities in Cheshire.

Rob Hall, Chairman at Mitchell Charlesworth said “We are delighted to be making these key promotions which are well deserved due to their client service and hard work over the years. We want our people to build a career with us and these promotions are testimony to the firm’s approach of developing talent from within”.

Rob continued, “Mitchell Charlesworth is a leading independent accountant in the North West with a range of services to support SMEs and businesses in our chosen sectors. To ensure we service our clients effectively, we need to have a team who have the expertise, experience and the authority to make decisions and react quickly to our clients needs. Mike, Adam and Paul will now be given more responsibility and time to complete business development activities and ensure we reach our growth targets and service more and more SMEs, housing associations and legal practices across the North West region”.


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