Bernard Pooley to retire

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Bernard Pooley is retiring as head of the Azets Group office in Truro.

Malcolm Peters, having worked with Pooley for over 30 years, is taking over the leadership of the Truro office, with the handover process having started in recent months.

Pooley joined the firm, then Kelsall Steele, back in 1984. Across his 36 years with the company, he has led and been part of considerable change and progression that saw the firm become one of the largest accountancy practices in Cornwall.

The most recent change was the strategic move to join Kelsall Steele with (at the time) Baldwins, now Azets; ranked in the top ten UK accountancy firms.

He said: “It has been a privilege to spend 36 years working with and advising such a wide range of businesses. Whilst we have seen progression and change, the firm has maintained its core ethos of being friendly and personal, whilst offering the highest quality professional advice.

“I have every confidence that in Malcolm’s very capable hands, the team at the Truro office will continue to go from strength to strength.”