Experienced Chartered Accountant and business adviser Patrick Tigwell has joined Thomas Westcott as a Partner.

Patrick, whose appointment brings the number of Partners at the fast-growing firm to 30, will be based in Thomas Westcott’s Exeter office working across its portfolio of regional and national clients.

In the last two years Thomas Westcott, which has 17 offices across Devon and Somerset, has almost doubled in size and has made a string of senior appointments as well as announcing its largest ever intake of apprentices.

Before joining Thomas Westcott, Patrick Tigwell was a general practice partner in the Exeter office of national accountancy firm Haines Watts and has a total of 24 years’ experience as an accountancy professional.

He said: “Thomas Westcott has carved a reputation for having all the skills and resources of a big firm, but with a vast spread of offices and commitment to its local clients.

“Its ethos is very much ‘people-first’ and I am excited to now be part of this forward-thinking, entrepreneurial team playing my part in helping the firm grow whilst delivering consistently outstanding client services.”

Chris Hill, Partner at Thomas Westcott, said: “Patrick has a superb track-record as a general practice accountancy professional and is a true all-rounder.”

He added: “Responding to our clients’ diverse requirements is vital and Patrick’s appointment, in addition to other recent senior hires and developments such as welcoming our largest ever intake of apprentices, reflects our commitment to delivering the very best accountancy and business advisory services in the South West and beyond.”