A YORK firm of accountants has welcomed two new partners to its team as it expands in response to an upturn in the region’s economy.

Clive Owen LLP, which has offices at Northminster Business Park, has welcomed Rosemary Anderson and James Catterick, bringing the number of partners at its York office up to three.

Chartered accountant Rosemary Anderson, who advises on corporate tax matters and personal tax for high net worth individuals, came to the north to study music at Leeds University but then trained in audit with KPMG and worked in practice before going into industry as a management accountant.

She returned to practice to become a qualified tax adviser, using her expertise to reach partner level.

James Catterick is the second new face at the firm. After training and working for a firm of national accountants for a number of years gaining experience across a number of sectors including manufacturing, financial services and professional services, Mr Catterick moved into industry, most recently leading the internal finance team of a financial and professional services group. When the opportunity arose to join Clive Owen Mr Catterick said it was an “easy decision”.

Terry Doyle, managing partner At Clive Owen in York, said: “York and North Yorkshire are doing exceptionally well with rising employment and new businesses creating a real buzz in the economy. Our clients are experiencing the upturn and this is reflected in the expansion at Clive Owen LLP.

“The appointment of Rosemary and James further strengthens the team here at Clive Owen and both bring different, but complementary, skills and experience to the team.

“The breadth and scope of Rosemary’s experience gained from working in national practices and strong independent local firms can only strengthen and develop our management team. James’ accountancy and audit background is enhanced by his unique experience of running a business.

“I am delighted to welcome them both to Clive Owen.”