Cleland & Co has promoted Vicki Webster to Managing Director, with founder Harry Dick-Cleland moving to the position of Chairman. The move secures Cleland & Co’ status as a family-run business, as Vicki is Harry’s daughter.
Vicki’s responsibilities will now include the day-to-day management of the firm. She said: “I’m very pleased to start my new role and am excited to lead Cleland & Co into the future. My vision is to continue providing a high-quality experience across our core service offerings – accounting, tax and audit.
“We have a diverse client portfolio and a varied skill set within the team which will maintain our success as we continue to grow. I’m glad we’re still able to draw on Harry’s grey matter and experience. His years running the firm are invaluable and his support is a great bonus for the business”.
Harry is not retiring and will continue to operate in an advisory capacity with a focus on client engagement. He will support the senior team of Vicki, Sammie Cox and Laura Campbell with their future growth and emphasis on building client relationships.
Harry commented: “I look forward to using my experience, local industry knowledge and expertise to support Vicki, the team and our clients. I have always enjoyed networking and building relationships and I’ll get to do more of this in my new role.
“As my daughter, Vicki has experience and knowledge of the business from both a personal and professional perspective. She will ensure that Cleland & Co stays true to the values we have developed over 17 years”.