A REGIONAL accountancy and business advisory firm has appointed a new partner.

Helen Binns, who has over 20 years' industry experience, joins Baldwins in the group’s Rossendale office.

She was previously a partner at PM&M and head of their Burnley office.

Ms Binns is highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management for a range of companies of varied scale and sectors including professional services, manufacturing, retail and not-for-profit organisations.

Ms Binns said: “I am really looking forward to the prospect of joining Baldwins, a firm that is built on strong values of client service and investment in its people. The Rossendale team has a brilliant reputation for delivering high-level service across its client base in the area and I am excited to become an integral part of its future growth."

Ms Binns will complement a strong management team, made up of Nicholas Stockton (partner) and Les Nutter (managing partner), Peter Johnson and Tony Reynolds, supported by directors Simon Read and Stephen Kerrigan.

Regional managing partner David Travis said: “We are very pleased to have appointed Helen as a partner in our Rossendale office. She has a wealth of experience."