Jamie Lane joins Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants to support entrepreneurs

Jun 3, 2019

Top 20 accountancy firm Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants has today announced that Jamie Lane will join the firm as a Partner, based in its Bournemouth Office, with effect from 3rd June.

Jamie joins from Smith & Williamson’s Southampton Office, where he spent 15 years, latterly as a partner, supporting entrepreneurs in a wide range of sectors including marine, recruitment, renewable energy and professional practices. 

Commenting Jamie advised, “I am thrilled to be joining Safferys. I have always been aware of their team through our mutual engagement with Nexia International and have been impressed by everyone, especially the Firm’s reputation in the business community.  They are hugely well respected and I am genuinely very happy to have this opportunity. 

“I am looking forward to becoming a trusted advisor to my new clients and will be providing audit, transactional support and business advice to complement the skills of the existing team.  Having developed the transaction support offering locally in my previous role, I am looking forward to continuing this particular specialism supporting clients with their ambitions to grow and ultimately realise value in their businesses, whether that be through mergers and acquisitions or assisting entrepreneurs through the myriad of scale up challenges.  I enjoy helping clients navigate the challenges of growth, being a part of their journey and enabling them to fulfil their potential.” 

Senior Partner Nick Fernyhough commented, “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to our growing team.  As a business we are enjoying exceptional growth and continually bringing on board new entrepreneurial talent as clients.  We have a niche for supporting entrepreneurs and fast- growing owner managed businesses and Jamie will be an integral part of that team. His depth of experience and knowledge will provide a huge boost to the excellent corporate support that we offer our clients.” ​

About Saffery Champness LLP Saffery Champness LLP is the 12th largest firm of chartered accountants in the UK (by fee income), providing specialist advice to a wide range of individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organisations. The firm does not try to be all things to all people. Instead, its focus is very much on seven core areas of business, where it has built significant expertise and can really bring value to clients’ affairs: private wealth; entrepreneurs; land and estates; not-for-profit; sports and entertainment; international; professional and consultancy businesses. 

For over 160 years, the firm’s success has been founded upon providing clients with a genuinely partner-led service, and working with them to create bespoke solutions that help them to achieve their personal and business objectives. Saffery Champness has 83 partners and over 700 staff, across nine UK offices. It also has offices in Dubai, Dublin, Guernsey, Geneva and Zurich. The firm is a member of Nexia International, a leading, global network of over 250 independent accounting and consulting firms, spanning 115 countries. Visit www.saffery.com for more information or see Twitter: @Safferys.