In line with a commitment to futureproof the firm, drive it forwards and to continue to deliver what businesses of today and tomorrow need, George Hay Chartered Accountants has appointed three Associate Partners.

Barry Jefferd, Senior Partner at George Hay, said about the announcements, “Effective 1st April 2022, I am delighted to announce the appointments of Caroline Hicks, Emma Wilsher and Samantha Green, three long-standing and valued members of the team, in recognition of their respective achievements and the contributions they have made to the development of the firm.

“Having been working with businesses and individuals across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire for over 80 years now, we are readying ourselves to approach the next 80 with enthusiasm, ingenuity and purpose.

“We know that our new Associate Partners are eager to bring new ideas to the table and to play their part in furthering the practice, whilst showcasing the commitment we pride ourselves on to delivering quality service and trusted advisory support to our clients.”

With a combined 45 years working for the firm, each with their own specialisms and with each being based at one of the practice’s three offices, all existing and future clients stand to benefit from these appointments.

Commenting on becoming an Associate Partner, Emma said, “Having settled into managing my own portfolio of clients, the opportunity to become an Associate Partner is one I’m very proud to have been given. I am looking forward to continuing to expand my portfolio, in line with my own interests and specialisms, and to working with my colleagues across the firm to develop George Hay and showcase all that we have to offer.”

All three internal promotions come amid a period of organic change and growth within the business and are a step towards realising long-term plans for succession.

“Now is an exciting time at George Hay, with the change that we are driving and the growth that we are experiencing. I am thrilled to be able to play an active role in both elements of this, as we look towards the future of the firm and ensuring that we continue to keep pace with the industry as it evolves. I’m sure we will continue to make great strides wherever possible and to think not just critically, but innovatively” said Samantha.

Samantha, Emma and Caroline will step into their new roles, following a period of two years during which they have been looking after and developing their own portfolios.

On transitioning from Portfolio Manager to Associate Partner, Caroline said, “Having been with George Hay for over 22 years, I am delighted to have been made an Associate Partner. I am excited by the prospect of being able to use these years of experience to continue to develop the practice, and of being part of the future of a firm with such a long history.”

Further information about George Hay, which has offices in Huntingdon, Letchworth and Biggleswade, is available at

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