Ensors Chartered Accountants are celebrating two landmark events – the 20th anniversary of having a ‘full-time’ presence in Saxmundham and the retirement of Alan Hawes, partner at Saxmundham office.
Alan Hawes initially joined Ensors in 1967 as a trainee having worked for two weeks at the firm in his Easter holiday to see if he liked the work. He qualified in 1972, became partner in 1981 and started the Saxmundham office in 1988 at Blyth House on Rendham Road.
The next few years saw the expansion of Ensors in Saxmundham. Initially it started as a ‘one-day-a-week’ office but rapidly grew and became a full-time operation in April 1991. During this time Alan was elected as the firm’s first Managing Partner and was instrumental in taking the firm into the ‘computer age’ with the purchase of the first computer system.
Carl Page, who joined Ensors in Saxmundham in 1994 and is now partner in charge of Saxmundham office, said “It seemed quite fitting that these two events coincided. Alan has had such an influential role in the development of the Saxmundham office that it seems only right his retirement should be marked with our 20th anniversary.” He continues, “I look forward to leading the office over the next 20 years and hope to emulate and build upon Alan’s successes.”