Lee Meredith re-appointed as Audit Partner for the West Midlands and Shropshire

Azets, the largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, with 14 offices across the Midlands, Shropshire, and Welsh Borders, has strengthened its Audit & Assurance practice in the region with the appointment of Lee Meredith to Audit Partner.

Lee Meredith is a Chartered Accountant and professional member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). Lee brings experience in financial reporting, corporate and private client taxation, external audit, assurance reporting, and corporate finance. He has re-joined Azets having been Senior Manager with the UK Top 10 accounting firm between 2017-2020.

Lee gained experience with a Big Four accounting firm and was most recently Associate Partner with Haines Watts. As Audit Partner with Azets, Lee will work closely with the firm’s diverse portfolio of SMEs customers to understand their circumstances and provide tailored advice at a critical time for business.

The appointment enhances Azets’ Audit & Assurance coverage and capability in the West Midlands and Shropshire, supporting the firm’s ongoing expansion and overall ambition to quadruple growth within the next five years across its Central region.

Mark Craddock, Regional Managing Partner with Azets, said: “We are delighted that Lee has decided to re-join Azets from Haines Watts at an exciting time for the firm. Lee is a talented young advisor, and his technical expertise is exactly what we are looking for as we grow our audit service line across the region. Lee will play a key part as we continue to grow the business and a central role in the day-to-day running of our audit service line. Lee has the ability to progress quickly within the firm and we are all looking forward to working with him again.”

Lee Meredith, Audit Partner with Azets, added: “I’m excited to re-join Azets having kept a close eye on the firm’s incredible achievements, particularly over the past 12 months. I didn’t hesitate at the opportunity to become part of the team once again and I’d like to thank Mark and the team for the warm welcome. I’m looking forward to working with our SME clients and supporting them throughout these challenging times of economic uncertainty.”

Azets recently announced plans to create 650 jobs in 2022 across all levels, with 100 of those roles based in the Midlands, Shropshire, and Welsh Borders.