Accordance VAT appoints new Managing Director
Accordance VAT has announced the appointment of Lucy Franklin, formerly Director of Sales and Marketing, as Managing Director.
Franklin has been with the company for six years and brings a wealth of experience in business development, growth strategy and people management. A former business owner, she has extensive experience in shaping and leading organisations, and is focused on putting a progressive people strategy at the heart of the company’s expansion.
The trends towards the increased use of technology and mandatory digitisation in international finance promise to continue throughout 2019. Likewise, the impact of Britain’s exit from the EU will be increasingly felt as the year progresses. Franklin’s appointment is part of wider strategic development for Accordance, allowing the company to proactively manage the changes to international trading frameworks while continuing to support businesses to thrive, trade to be enabled and people to prosper.
Lucy Franklin, MD of Accordance VAT says: “Accordance has a rich and unique workforce – the multinational talent we boast is what sets us apart. One of the fundamental aspects of my role will be to harness and empower the skills of our people at every level, so that they in turn can excel for our clients.
“The Accordance offering brings together our unparalleled expertise as a team with the latest in tax technology, to make the experience of trading in Europe as positive and secure as possible for our clients. I’m delighted to be in a position to lead Accordance in the next phase of its journey, and to create the best possible environment for our team to flourish.”
Nicholas Hallam, Chairman of Accordance VAT says: “With Brexit as-yet unresolved, there is clearly a great deal of uncertainty for businesses trading in the EU. Lucy is the perfect MD for Accordance, because she wants our clients to feel at home in Europe. She is driven by the intention to increase the resilience and reach both of our client base and of Accordance itself. She is exactly the right person to deliver for our clients, staff and stakeholders.”
Franklin’s appointment is effective immediately.