Two partners at Hull-based accountancy and business advisory firm, Smailes Goldie Group, have been included in a prestigious list of the UK’s top accountants aged under 35.
Luke Taylor and Mike Stocks have been named on Accountancy Age’s 35-under-35 2019 list in 20th and 29th places respectively.
Luke and Mike both joined Smailes Goldie Group as trainees in 2009, before qualifying in 2012, being promoted to Manager in 2014. In 2016 they were made Associates and became Partners in 2017.
Mike is a specialist in corporate finance transactions, with strong experience in acquisitions and disposals, due diligence and corporate restructuring.
Meanwhile, Luke has overseen the firm’s efforts to bring the benefits of cloud accounting to its clients and also jointly leads its innovative SG Blueprint consultancy service.
Luke said: “It is great to have been named amongst the UK’s top young accountants and to have made the list alongside Mike.
“It speaks volumes for the quality of the professional training programme here at Smailes Goldie Group that we have both progressed in our careers so quickly and have now received this important external recognition.”
Mike added: “I am delighted to have been included in the list alongside Luke. The professional training here is second-to-none and this is borne out by the fact we have both reached this level at the same time.”
Ian Lamb, Managing Partner at the firm, said: “We are all thrilled for Mike and Luke in making the 35-under-35 list.
“The recognition they have received is well-deserved and I doubt it will come as any surprise to our clients.”