New equity partner

A leading North Lincolnshire accountancy firm has strengthened its management team by appointing a long-serving employee as equity partner.


Senior partner John Heeney (right) welcomes Gary Makinson at the Brigg office as equity partner of RNS Chartered Accountants.

A leading North Lincolnshire accountancy firm has strengthened its management team by appointing a long-serving employee as equity partner.

Gary Makinson joined RNS Chartered Accountants 16 years ago and had previously been an associate partner at the firm, which has offices in Brigg, Scunthorpe and Barton.

He is based at the Brigg office on Bridge Street and specialises in small and medium-sized owner managed businesses, particularly within the transport and agriculture sectors.

Gary said: “I am proud to have worked my way up to equity partner.

“I've worked in practice since the age of 18 but did not have the chance to train as a chartered accountant until I joined RNS at 26.

“I'll always be grateful for that opportunity.

“I could not have done this without the support of my colleagues and clients.

“I'm looking forward to working with the other partners and continuing to ensure RNS is a place for employees to flourish and for clients to enjoy the very best service.”

Born in Doncaster, Gary grew up in the nearby mining village of Bircotes.

He joined a small accountancy business in Worksop upon leaving sixth form college and gained his Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification.

He moved to Scunthorpe in 2002 and joined Coleman & Co and, when it merged with RNS, he studied to become a chartered accountant, qualifying in August, 2011.

He is married to Kerry and they have two children.

Senior partner John Heeney congratulated Gary.

“We're pleased to appoint Gary as an equity partner,” said Mr Heeney.

“He's a well-known and trusted face among our clients.

“The move further strengthens our eight-strong equity partner team and continues our strategy of developing individuals and promoting them through the practice.

“We look forward to Gary helping us to grow the business still further in the future.”

Gary can be contacted on Brigg (01652) 655111 or at gary.makinson@rnsca.co.uk

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