Forward-thinking Bradford accountancy practice Watson Buckle has appointed Director Mark Wilcock as Joint-Managing Director of the firm going into the New Year.

Watson Buckle, which has been providing specialist tax and accountancy services to clients in and around West Yorkshire since 1902, announced the news on 1 January 2018.

The move, which comes ahead of impending retirements, is part of the first stage of a wider strategic plan, which will see Watson Buckle expand its service offering and embrace new technological advancements within the accounting profession over the course of the next few years.

Following the change, Mark will now work alongside existing Managing Director Susan Sedgwick as Joint-MD.

Susan will later retire from her position at the end of 2019, at which point Mark will become sole MD, exploring new opportunities for expansion and growth.

Mark said: “In the 12 years I have been with Watson Buckle I have grown to truly admire the company, its people and its clients.

“Watson Buckle is a truly innovative and forward-thinking practice and I am looking forward to leading the firm to further success in the years ahead.”

Susan Sedgwick, Joint-Managing Director at Watson Buckle, added: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to his new position as Joint-MD of Watson Buckle and I am fully confident that he will prove to be a terrific leader.

“Mark will lead Watson Buckle toward new heights in the coming years, increasing the company’s range of services and continuing to strengthen its prominence in the local and regional business community.”