All change at accountancy firm

James Hodgson

A Cornish firm of chartered accountants has announced a parting of the waves.

From April 30 of next year, Hodgsons’ offices in Falmouth and Launceston will become separate entities.

Managing partner, James Hodgson, will retain the Hodgsons name and further develop the company from its Falmouth office, while partners Peter Stevenson and Sarah Gay will continue in Launceston and operate under a different name.

“The Coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns have provided us all with opportunities to review what we do; adjust how we do things and reboot for the future, and Hodgsons is no exception,” said Hodgson.

“With changes in client behaviour and advances in technology, the time is right for us to reconfigure the business to best service our clients’ differing requirements by separating the Falmouth and Launceston offices on 30th April 2022.”

It will be business as usual for the company’s existing Falmouth clients and those based in Launceston who wish to transfer, but Hodgsons will also be developing services for private clients and enterprises across a range of sectors. This will create career opportunities in Falmouth and the company is already recruiting new staff.

Stevenson added: “It has been a pleasure to have worked with James and played our part in Hodgsons’ development, but the time is right to move on. Sarah Gay and I look forward to developing our own accountancy practice to meet the requirements of our clients.”