A long-standing and highly-valued member of the Revell Ward team, Craig Peace, has recently completed a move out of the accountancy practice and into one of their clients – Timber Specialists.
Revell Ward and Timber Specialists have worked together for many years, with the accountants providing audit, accounts, payroll and tax planning advice to the multi-depot timber merchants.
When Timber Specialists found themselves with a vacancy for a finance person, due to a retirement, they first turned to Revell Ward to help them assess what was needed.
Craig worked with them on a part-time basis but the partnership was so successful that a mutual agreement was arrived at for the arrangement to be made permanent.
Kevin Smith from Timber Specialists commented:“It was clear from early on that Craig was going to fit in well.We’re a fairly relaxed bunch of people, but at the end of the day we do like to have good financial discipline and to know that we can trust our employees.Craig’s background at Revell Ward meant this went without question, and he’s proved himself over the past months such that we knew this was the right thing for the business”.
Craig enjoyed a long career at Revell Ward, where he completed his Chartered Accountancy qualification and worked with many of the larger clients on audits and other consultancy work.
Karen Borowski, Director at Revell Ward, said “Craig will be a hard act to follow, but we know this is the right move for him. We are promoting internally and recruiting at entry level, which is perfect as it gives the right message and a clear progression path for other team members”.
Although he’ll be sadly missed at Revell Ward, Craig will be able to stay in touch on a regular basis – not always so enjoyable as this “leaving and joining lunch” at the Three Acres, though.
Craig said “I wasn’t looking for a move, but sometimes things just fall into place and you know the time is right for a change.It’s great to stay local and to work with a well-known business like Timber Specialists, but with the added challenges and variety of a new role to get my teeth into.”