New partner to head BHP’s satellite office

New Barber Harrison and Platt partner, Mike Jackson, left, with managing partner John Warner
New Barber Harrison and Platt partner, Mike Jackson, left, with managing partner John Warner
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Barber Harrison & Platt, the Sheffield-based firm that lays claim to being Yorkshire’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants, has appointed partner Mike Jackson to lead its office in Leeds.

Prior to joining BHP, Mr Jackson headed the accounting and business advisory group of a national firm’s Yorkshire practice, having previously grown a practice from £3 million turnover to in excess of £7 million.

Mr Jackson was one of the first people to gain a Diploma in Charity Accounting and has acted as audit partner to a large number of charity and education clients and has helped a number of schools to gain Academy status.

BHP managing partner John Warner said “I am looking forward to working closely with Mike.”

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