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Hampshire: HWB recruits Michaela Johns as director

By Dan Teuton
25 April 2017

HWB, one the south’s largest independent accountancy firms, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Michaela Johns as a director. She joins HWB from RSM where she has been a partner for more than a decade. Her focus will be working on business strategy, development and growth with owner-managed businesses.

Johns also has significant experience working with charities, independent schools, academies and other not-for-profit organisations. HWB has a strong client base in these sectors and is the leading academy school audit practice in Hampshire, working with many of the regions academies.

Johns said: “I really want to get back to working with OMBs, family businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. I also wanted to continue working with independent schools, academies and charities. HWB is not only a highly-respected independent firm, but they also have a strong client base in these markets so the firm was a first choice for me when looking to take the next exciting step in my career.

“Working with business owners is really rewarding – it’s much more about being a business adviser rather than an accountant. You also develop strong relationships with the management teams – I’m currently acting for fourth and fifth-generation businesses."

Geoff Rhodes, managing director at HWB, said: “This is a significant appointment for us.  It reflects our commitment to continue working closely with owner-managed businesses in the region and enhance our expertise in the education and not-for-profit sectors.

“Michaela’s expertise and experience make her a perfect fit for us and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

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