Two New Lifecycle Appointments Enhance Offering

9th November 2018

Committed to supporting SME accountants to grow their practices and client base, Lifecycle has just further enhanced its member relations team with the appointment of Robert Banbury and Harriet Gibbs.

Lifecycle is a collective of specialist, non-core professional services provided to SME accountants through Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group (LCBSG) companies.

Robert joins its Bristol office and Harriet is the latest member to join its Leeds line-up as Lifecycle managers.

Both are responsible for developing the profile of Lifecycle amongst accountants in their respective regions. They’re already working with network members to determine how services provided by Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group – provider of Lifecycle – can support their businesses. They’re also reaching out to those who have not signed up to Lifecycle, which is all free of charge.

Harriet and Robert are the latest additions to the Lifecycle team, which works from LCBSG’s 16 offices nationwide. Headcount now stands at 9 within the 200-strong total group team.

Robert joined Lifecycle from a leading independent firm of Chartered Surveyors and valuers based in Somerset, where he held a business development role. During a career spanning more than three decades, he has held a number of senior roles in business development and investment management, working as a private client stockbroker for 15 years.

Harriet joins Lifecycle from a FTSE 250 recruitment group, where she was a senior consultant specialising in appointments of high ranking finance candidates across Yorkshire. She also brings with her corporate finance experience gained in analyst roles involving business acquisition, disposal and refinance, as well as transactional assignments. With over six-years’ experience, Harriet will be an asset to Lifecycle and the wider group.

Daniel Booth, Director of Lifecycle and Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group, said: “As the popularity of Lifecycle continues to grow – we now have over 2000 accountant members across the UK – we are delighted to welcome Robert and Harriet on board.

“Both have enviable financial and commercial experience which, when combined with their proven track records in relationship and business development, are hugely beneficial to those accountants working in and around Bristol and Leeds.

Robert Banbury said: “In terms of a new role, the Lifecycle offering – supported by LCBSG’s services and reputation – was too compelling to turn down. A real attraction to joining the Lifecycle team was working with SME accountants and their clients to grow their businesses. Most have never before had access to such specialist, often non-core services so the response we receive is hugely positive.”

Harriet Gibbs said: “Lifecycle is already well established amongst SME accountants and the business owners they advise. I’m delighted to now be giving those local to me in Yorkshire access to specialists and expertise that has previously been the reserve of larger firms. By plugging any gaps, we’re helping to enhance their service offering, which makes a real difference in terms of practice growth.”

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About the Lifecycle network

Lifecycle is a unique network for accountants – provided by the Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group.

Lifecycle is free to join and also offers members many additional benefits. These include eligibility for a highly competitive Professional Indemnity insurance scheme, a regular programme of free training and education and discounts on products and services relevant to their business and clients’ needs.

Services offered by Lifecycle include: Company secretarial and formation; equity finance for SMEs; debt advisory for SMEs; personal debt advice; corporate restructuring, insolvency and cessation; debt finance for SMEs; cashflow maximisation; property solutions and legal services.

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