Oxfordshire: Whitley Stimpson appoints director at Banbury office

Ian Parker has been made director at chartered accountants and business advisers Whitley Stimpson. Parker will continue to be based at Whitley Stimpson’s Banbury office but will also work at the firm’s Bicester office where he will play a key role in accountancy and tax services across a range of sectors and with a specialist focus on agriculture.

Parker joined Whitley Stimpson in 2008 as a trainee and completed both the AAT and ACA qualifications. In 2014 he left to work in industry at a large multi-national organisation, where he became financial controller before deciding to re-join Whitley Stimpson in 2016. Having sat on both the industry and practice sides of the table Ian understands the pressures and issues clients face on a day-to-day basis.

In his role at Whitley Stimpson Parker already manages a team of staff and has been heavily involved in the firm’s training program, managing student reviews within the Banbury office.

Martin Anson, finance director at Whitley Stimpson, said: “On behalf of the firm I would like to extend our congratulations to Ian for making director. Since joining Whitley Stimpson 11 years ago, Ian’s performance and commitment to his clients has been exemplary making him a fantastic role model for younger less experienced members of the firm.

“Ian’s appointment represents a significant addition to our board of directors and we are confident that he will be a huge asset to the business. His specialist knowledge combined with his tax expertise builds on our offering to the market.”