ABG announce 2 new Partners in their London Office

8th November 2018

ABG London accountants - announce 2 new partners

Richard and Jean-Francois are pictured above with Managing Partner, Paul Berlyn and Senior Partner, Gary Jackson.

Arram Berlyn Gardner LLP, a London based multi-award winning firms of auditors, chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Durell and Jean-Francois Lefort as Partners in the firm’s London office. Both appointments are part of ABG’s ongoing commitment to strengthen and grow its practice.  

Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 and was previously with Beavis Morgan before leaving to become Finance Director for one of his clients in the fashion/retail sector.  Richard advises a broad portfolio of entrepreneurial clients in a range of sectors and has specialist knowledge and experience in the hospitality/leisure, e-commerce and start-up sectors. 

Commenting on the new appointment of Richard Gary Jackson, ABG’s Senior Partner, commented “I am delighted that Richard decided to join ABG.  Richard joins us at a very exciting time and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and commercial experience. We are very much looking forward to working with Richard and we know that he will be an excellent addition to the ABG team.”

Richard  added, ”I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join ABG.  I have always been client-focused and client-focus is what ABG do best, it is at the heart of the firm.  I am very much looking forward to playing an active part in the future of ABG and being part of the team.” 

Jean-Francois has been promoted to Partner internally having been with ABG for just over 3 years.  Jean-Francois is a highly skilled accountant, auditor and business adviser. He manages a varied client portfolio of medium/large sized owner managed businesses as well as individuals. Jean-Francois develops strong working relationships with his clients and helps them to identify any potential issues and opportunities early on. 

Commenting on the promotion of Jean-Francois, Paul Berlyn ABG’s Managing Partner, said: “We all offer our congratulations to Jean-Francois on his promotion to Partner. His commitment and hard work over the past few years have been important to ABG’s continued success and this appointment is just reward. I am confident that Jean-Francois will continue to increasingly play an important part in helping our clients achieve their business and growth objectives as well as being a great asset to the ABG team. I wish him every success in his new role.” 

When asked about his promotion Jean-Francois commented, “My promotion means that I am truly playing my part in the future growth of ABG.  As a firm we have an excellent client base and an amazing team.  I am very much looking forward to my future at Partner level.  I look forward to continuing to provide my clients with the innovative, client focused service that they expect from us at ABG and subsequently watching them grow and meet their full potential, as they say at home “Qui n’avance pas, recule””