Director joins Moore and Smalley

Preston accountancy firm Moore and Smalley has appointed Paul Locker as a corporate services director.

Paul joins the firm, based at Winkley Square, after two years as head of audit at Rushtons Chartered Accountants.

He will provide audit services and wider business advice to a portfolio of clients throughout Lancashire and Cumbria. His particular specialisms include advising motor dealers, construction firms and other owner managed businesses, as well as auditing defined benefit pension schemes.

Tracey Johnson, audit partner at Moore and Smalley, said: “Paul has a wealth of experience and will be a trusted adviser to our clients. His appointment further strengthens our senior team as we continue building for the future.”

Paul, from Grimsargh, said: “It’s clear that Moore and Smalley is a forward-thinking company and its commitment to client service impressed me. Having watched the business consistently grow, I can see that my sector expertise suits the firm’s clients well.”

Prior to his most recent role, Paul has spent ten years in audit and financial management roles across North West firms.

A graduate at The University of Sheffield, Paul lives with his wife and children in Grimsargh. He is a keen fisherman and is treasurer of the local Wetlands Trust.