THREE new partners have been appointed at York accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott.

Sarah Ashton, Matthew Grant and Tariq Javaid have been promoted from director positions within the payroll, business services and corporate finance teams respectively.

Commenting on the three promotions, Garbutt + Elliott managing partner, Russell Turner, said: “We are delighted to announce the promotion of Sarah, Matthew and Tariq from director to partner positions. They have a wealth of experience and expertise within their respective sectors, and are well equipped for their new roles.

“All three have strong professional relationships with their clients and a positive can-do attitude which is really important.

“They are instrumental to our ongoing growth strategy.”

The new partners have collectively been with the firm for almost 50 years with Ms Ashton joining in 1998 and Mr Grant in 1997 while Mr Javaid has worked with the corporate finance division for ten years.