Friday July 5 2019

New partner at Clive Owen LLP in York

Clive Owen LLP has appointed experienced practitioner Rob Whitehead as a partner at its York office.

New partner at Clive Owen LLP in York

FCCA qualified Rob has more than 30 years’ experience in regional accountancy firms, specialising in audit, accounts, business planning and tax.  As a Xero certified adviser, he has specific expertise in cloud accounting.  Prior to working in practice, Rob began his career as a financial accountant at Goldsborough Healthcare.

Rob works across many sectors with specialist knowledge advising clients in recruitment, engineering, IT, haulage, property and construction.  He is especially interested in working with owner-manager businesses.  

Living in Harrogate, family man Rob enjoys match fishing and rock music.   He has experience of the entertainment industry, advising actors, TV script writers and production companies. He volunteers each year at the Leeds Festival, handling artist liaison matters.

Rob will be working closely with Rosemary Anderson a former colleague from a top 30 firm, who is now a tax partner at Clive Owen LLP. Clive Owen LLP is currently the only accountancy firm in York with a full time tax partner, providing tax advice to companies across the City.

Rob Whitehead said: “I am delighted to be joining a forward-thinking, dynamic firm that has a very modern approach to business, whilst retaining its core values of providing proactive advice and the highest standards of client care.

“I am particularly excited to be working in collaboration with Rosemary again, a colleague I highly value and respect.  With the support of the talented and dedicated team at Clive Owen I am sure we can grow the business in York, whilst delivering exceptional service and advice to all of our valued clients.”


The team in York offers clients audit, accounts and tax services together with advice on grants, corporate finance, payroll, management information systems, research and development tax credits and IT support.

The firm was recently recognised by being shortlisted for Independent Firm of the Year in the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards 2019.

"I am particularly excited to be working in collaboration with Rosemary again, a colleague I highly value and respect. "
Rob Whitehead

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