ARMSTRONG Watson LLP, has promoted Rhys Davies, from its audit team to the role of audit and assurance director; his fourth promotion in the firm in five years.

Rhys plays an integral part in the smooth operational running of the Yorkshire audit and assurance team. He is responsible for complex audits and over the past two-and-a-half years has helped deliver extensive growth in the Yorkshire area.

He started as a 21-year-old trainee with the firm of accountants, business and finance advisers in Skipton in 2011 and became an audit senior in 2015. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2016 and was then promoted to audit manager. Two years later he became audit senior manager and, latterly, audit director.

Rhys, 30, said: “ As director, I want to ensure we continue to capitalise on further opportunities, develop and progress the talent in our great team; and maintain our existing relationships with owner-managed and SME businesses across the region.”