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Managing Partner. General practice and business consulting.
Responsible for the firm's development programme, encompassing marketing and new client services. Client relationship partner for a portfolio of clients and champion of the firm's client care policies.
Started as an articled clerk with the firm back in 1976 (then called J B Lever & Co.). Qualified in 1985, became a partner in 1989 and Managing Partner of the Manchester office in 1997 and Managing Partner of the firm in 2006.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Lectures on 'Organising your finances' to pupil barristers at the Northern Circuit’s annual seminar. Facilitates the member firms' statistical review at BKR International's annual conference for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Voted the inaugural Accountancy Personality of the Year by the North West Society of Chartered Accountants in 2007.
Les's fast facts
A giver, enthusiastic, team player.
What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
Making someone's day.
What is your least favourite part of your job?
Why is your role important to your business?
Somebody must set the tone.
If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you'd spend your winnings on?
Whatever is first on the list my wife draws up!
Which actor would you choose to play you on TV or film?
If you were to choose an alternative career, what would it be?
One with a final salary pension scheme.
Which words were used most regularly in your school report to describe you?
Talkative, talkative, talkative.
What are you most proud of?
Your greatest achievement?
Conquering my fear of speaking in public.