Thomas Westcott, the South West’s fastest-growing independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, has two new Directors, following the promotions of Adam Croney and Peter Brown.
Adam Croney joined Thomas Westcott from PwC in 2018. A specialist in audit and governance, he is based in the firm’s fast-growing Plymouth office. A Board Member of City College Plymouth, Adam grew up in the city and studied at the University of Plymouth. He pursued a varied career, including as a consultant in a head-hunting firm, before training as an accountant.
Adam said: “I am thrilled with my new role as Director, which comes just a year after joining the firm. I feel passionately about the South West as a great place to do business and am privileged to advise a whole range of businesses and non-profit organisations in Plymouth and beyond.
“Thomas Westcott is the perfect place for me to develop my career. While the firm is embracing the new technology that is helping us all to work smarter, we know that nothing can replace having really strong relationships with our clients and truly understanding their businesses – an approach I embrace wholeheartedly.”
Based in Thomas Westcott’s Holsworthy office, Peter Brown leads the firm’s Agricultural Consultancy team and has been providing technical and business advice to farmers and landowners for more than three decades.
In addition to advising on business planning and cash flow management for agricultural clients, Peter has recently developed a new service to help dairy farmers analyse milk data to increase yields.
Peter joined Thomas Westcott in 2016, having worked for national consultancy firm Genus ABS and bringing a wealth of experience in finance, banking and agricultural consultancy, in the UK and overseas. He grew up all over the world and made Devon his home at the age of 21.
Peter said: “I am delighted that the company has given me this promotion. It reflects the hard work that the whole team has put into building our agricultural consultancy service and will help me to continue to drive it forward.
“The agricultural sector is absolutely vital to the South West’s economy. Farmers need support on a whole range of issues so it is important to have a trusted advisor with sound technical agricultural knowledge as well as financial expertise. Those skills are not easy to find, but I am confident that Thomas Westcott can offer that range of advice.”