13th May, 2021, Melanie Harriss
It's a new era for Stephenson Smart's King's Lynn office as long-serving partner, Mike Andrews takes on the role of Managing Partner, after the retirement of company stalwart Clive Dodds.
Also, Dan Jastrzebski has been made partner, while Jenna Noble, James Taylor and Michael Clunan have been promoted to managers, forming a new team, working under Dan.
Mike Andrews joined Stephenson Smart as a trainee in 1991 and made partner 21 years ago. He is responsible for the firm’s audit compliance and practice assurance matters and specialises in audit, corporate structuring and taxation. His responsibilities also extend outside of the company as a director of King’s Lynn Festival Too and a co-opted governor of the College of West Anglia.
He said: “The firm is in the best place I could hope for and all credit to Clive for leaving us in such a strong position. The plan now is to continue its growth. In the last few years we have expanded more than three times in size and there are lots of opportunities to move forward even further. One of the focuses will be on IT enhancements, the major impact of MTD and how we embrace that.
We are the largest and longest standing office here in Lynn, so to have Dan on board with a relatively young management team behind him is very exciting as we are investing in the next generation of Stephenson Smart.
I also have a forward-thinking team and coupled with the support of our other existing partner Claire Melton it gives us a new dynamic and fresh perspective for the future.”
Dan, a chartered accountant and tax advisor, joined the company in 2018 and the board of directors in April 2020.
He has a breadth of experience in all areas, specialising in inheritance tax, trust and estate work.
His role sees him take over Clive’s existing client base as well as supporting James and Mike, both 27, and Jenna, 30, in their new positions.
He said: “It has been a tricky transition period due to Covid, but I am hoping to be able to organise more face-to-face meetings now. I’m really excited about working with my new team and taking the business forward.”