BOB LAW, chief executive of Hampshire accountancy firm Langdowns DFK, is stepping down from his position after 39 years at the firm, on January 31.
International director, Neil Raynsford, will take over the role of CEO.
Raynsford has been with the practice for 20 years and is excited by the opportunities ahead for the expanding business. Bob will continue on at the firm until his retirement on the 30th April.
During his time at the firm, Law has overseen managed multiple mergers and acquisitions, as well as its expansion from a single small office in Andover, to multiple offices across Hampshire.
Among the biggest changes Law has seen during his time with Langdowns DFK is the rapid increase of clients with interests both locally and internationally. In response to this, Langdowns joined DFK International, the international association of independent accountants and tax advisers.
Raynsford, said “All the partners and staff, as well as the firm’s clients are thankful to Bob for his leadership over the last 26 years. He has seen the firm prosper throughout a period of huge changes in business regulation and technology. Our aim will be to continue Bob’s good work to see the firm and its clients prosper in the coming years.”
Commenting on stepping down, Law said, “Langdowns DFK has been an important part of my life for the last 39 years since moving to Hampshire in 1977. Langdowns; my partners, the staff team and our clients have been like a second family and I wish them all the very best for a successful future. I
While retiring from his day-to-day involvement in Langdowns DFK at the end of April, Law will be acting as a non-executive director of the firm.
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