Chris Butt HeadshotYorkshire’s go to accountancy firm, Garbutt + Elliott, has appointed Chris Butt as their first ever dedicated Audit Partner, leading a team of highly respected audit specialists. The appointment of a new Audit Partner, following a Tax Partner appointment in March, further demonstrates the firm’s ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of advice and support, exceptional service and real added value to its clients.


Garbutt + Elliott’s Audit team has grown its fee base at a rate of over 10% annually for the last three years and now boasts a 33 strong team, including a dedicated team of data specialists department has several sector specialisms, including manufacturing, contracting, charities, food and drink, and technology as well as extensive experience across many other sectors.


Chris joins Garbutt + Elliott after nearly 15 years with KPMG where he delivered audit and related services to some of Yorkshire’s major public and privately-owned businesses, from family and owner-managed to Private Equity backed and Listed companies, across a wide breadth of industries.


Commenting on his appointment, Russell Turner, Managing Partner at Garbutt + Elliott, says; I’m delighted to welcome our new audit partner, Chris Butt, to Garbutt and Elliott. He is a highly regarded and experienced auditor having worked with family owned businesses, SME’s and companies listed on the FTSE and AIM markets.

“Chris is totally focused on delivering the best service for his clients, has a genuine enthusiasm for what he does, and takes an uncomplicated approach to getting things done. His values and attitude are perfectly aligned with what Garbutt and Elliott stands for and Chris’ appointment highlights our ongoing commitment to recruit the highest quality specialists for our clients.”

Chris adds, “I’m thrilled to have joined a value led, ambitious and growing firm, who works with such a dynamic array of clients. Yorkshire has a wealth business of all sizes and is full of exciting and interesting opportunities. I was impressed with the quality of the people and the culture from the early stages of my appointment process and I am looking forward to being part of a team driven by shared success, within Yorkshire and beyond.”

Garbutt + Elliott are one of the largest independent accounting and advisory firms in Yorkshire with 14 Partners and over 160 members of staff, specialising in advising owner-managed, family businesses and fast growth businesses across the region.  Service lines include: Tax Services, Audit & Advisory, Corporate Finance, Accounting Support, Family Business, Private Clients, Wealth Management, Payroll Outsourcing, Auto Enrolment, Cloud Accounting, Xero, and Probate.

Garbutt + Elliott have offices based in both York and Leeds. For further information on Garbutt + Elliott visit www.garbutt-elliott.co.uk or call 01904 464100.