Trio of promotions boost the Rural and Estates team at WR Partners

30 Jan 2023

New Rural Directors, Left to right – Claire Smith, Tim Taylor & Kathryn Rawlings.

WR Partners have promoted three senior managers in the Rural and Estates team to the position of director. Through their continued exceptional performance Kathryn Rawlings, Tim Taylor and Claire Smith all take on the new role. They will be working with the team to maximise its potential and focusing on future growth plans as well as offering the best possible client service.

Kathryn is based at the Northwich office and works with Cheshire clients preparing Annual Accounts and Tax Returns for Limited companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders.  She joined the Rural team in 2004 and has continued to work with Agricultural clients ever since. Kathryn is involved the development of trainees within her team, supporting their learning programmes as they progress through their studies.

Tim Joined the firm in 2008 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011. He has spent the majority of his career with WR Partners working in the Landed Estates team at the Shrewsbury office, dealing with a number of large Agricultural and Landed Estates Families as well as working within the wider Rural team.

Claire joined WR Partners as a graduate in 2007. She spent her childhood on her family farm in Shropshire, so she can use her personal experience to support clients when offering advice and considering how best to plan for their future. Claire will be working with both existing and potential new clients, supporting the businesses growth agenda through effective business development and wider advisory work.

Head of People and Culture Natalie Pitt commented “We are committed to providing our employees with career development opportunities, recognising great achievement, and unlocking potential. Kathryn, Tim, and Claire have all worked for the practice for most of their working lives and their dedication and hard work over the years has contributed to the businesses continuing growth. I am delighted they have all been promoted to the role of Director and look forward to seeing their journey continue with WR Partners in the future”

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