THREE senior managers have been appointed as directors at York accountants Garbutt and Elliott.

Sarah Ashton, Matthew Grant and Tariq Javaid have each taken up their newly-created positions at the firm’s offices in Monks Cross Drive and Leeds.

All three have recently successfully completed an intensive 12-month ICAEW leadership development programme.

As directors, their new responsibilities will include input on the firm’s strategic development and new business and service line growth, as well as strengthening relationships with legal and business communities in the Yorkshire region.

Managing partner Russell Turner said: “These appointments are a well-deserved recognition of the contributions which Sarah, Matthew and Tariq have made since joining Garbutt & Elliott.”