Harris Lacey and Swain Chartered Accountants appoint two new Partners

Hessle-based Yorkshire accountancy firm Harris Lacey and Swain have appointed two new Partners to continue their growth and service development.

Lucy Jessop and Laura Drew

Highly qualified accountant Laura Drew has moved into the role after nine years, latterly, as Harris Lacey and Swain’s Head of Audit.

Laura holds her BFP, ACA and FCCA accreditations and has worked in the accountancy industry for 12 years.

Laura says: “I am delighted to join with Richard Lacey and Richard Tucker to help develop the firm further, to have my long-term colleague Lucy alongside is fantastic.”

Lucy Jessop has also moved into the role of Partner, having previously worked as Senior Accountant at Harris Lacey and Swain for seven years.

Lucy holds her FCCA accreditation and has over 14 years of experience.  She also graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a First Class degree.

Lucy says: “It is a really exciting time to join the partnership, we have a lot of ideas for the future as technology changes how businesses operate. We are well placed to help our clients with the changes and ensure they prosper.”

At the same time, Mike Holdstock and Paul Train become Consultants, enabling the practice to still access their years of experience as well as their detailed knowledge of clients. Mike and Paul founded Holdstock, Nichols and Train, another full-service accountancy firm, in 1987 before it merged with Harris Lacey and Swain in November 2020. The merger significantly expanded the client base, expertise and experience of Harris Lacey and Swain.

Richard Lacey, the Senior Partner at Harris Lacey and Swain, commented: “I am thrilled to be joined by Lucy and Laura, they bring energy and excellence to the partnership team as well as the highest levels of client service. Mike and Paul have been a pleasure to work with over the last two years and I look forward to their continuing support and guidance over the next few years.”