Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 15°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk: Luke Morris of Larking Gowen becomes new county IoD chairman

15:19 10 January 2013

Luke Morris, a partner at chartered accountants Larking Gowen and chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Institute of Directors

Luke Morris, a partner at chartered accountants Larking Gowen and chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Institute of Directors

PAGEPIX LTD 07976 935738

LUKE Morris, a partner at the Ipswich office of chartered accountants Larking Gowen, has been appointed chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Institute of Directors.

shares

He succeeds Paul Winter, chief executive of Ipswich Building Society, who has completed a two-year term in the role.

Mr Morris, joined Larking Gowen as a partner in November 2011. His remit is to develop the firm’s corporate business and he also leads its energy sector specialisation.

“Suffolk has terrific business potential with exciting areas of growth including energy, advanced manufacturing and technology,” he said. “Agriculture is also of huge importance.”

“The Institute of Directors is a professional organisation which provides quality business events and access to excellent training for directors as well as other opportunities.

“As local chairman I’ll be helping to give a voice for Suffolk nationally,” he added. “I became an IoD member just over a year ago and I really want to widen access to membership because I know there are a lot more business people like me who can benefit.”

Mr Morris grew up in North Lincolnshire and studied at Kings College, Cambridge where he graduated with MSci Physics and BA (Hons) Natural Sciences.

He qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC before moving to Ernst & Young, where his time included stints in Kuwait and Canada.

shares

0 comments

Adnams chairman Jonathan Adnams outside the company's brewery and distillery complex in Southwold.

Southwold-based Adnams today reported a 12% increase in first half profits to £962,000, with one-off gains on the sale of three pubs offsetting a dip in revenues.

The Treasury has sold the first tranche of shares from the taxpayer-owned stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

The Treasury has sold the first tranche of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland for £2.1billion, but the taxpayer has made a loss of around £1bn on the sale.

Stansted Airport, part of the Manchester Airports Group.

Independent management, design and construction consultancy Pick Everard is set to expand into the aviation sector.

Millions have been paid to passengers since 2012

There was a £900,000 increase in the amount paid to delayed passengers in just one year – from £1.4m in 2013/14 to £2.3m in 2014/15.

The new branding for Tarmac following its acquisition by CRH.

Iconic contruction brands Tarmac and Blue Circle have been combined to create a UK leader in the building materials sector.

Natasha Davies, Tom Holloway, Ollie Prescott, Rachel Wilby and Omar Khattab, the five new appointments at Cloud Media Insight.

Ipswich-based media monitoring and analysis firm Cloud Media Insight has appointed five new executives.

Anne Holt of Baker Tilly.

East Anglia’s many ports and logistics businesses are being advised to prepare for new European Union customs duty arrangements which come into force next year.

Alan Cowie, communications and events officer at the| New Anglia Growth Hub.

New Anglia Growth Hub is to host a funding workshop, bringing together five providers of business support under one roof.

The Birketts Tour de Wellbeing cycle team, from left, Matthew Potter, Ben Burt, Jolyon Berry (front) Greg Jones and Tom Shape.

Members of the employment team at regional law firm Birketts raised more than £1,000 for Breast Cancer Care by taking part in the Tour de Wellbeing virtual cycle race, held by EMCOR UK to coincide with the Tour de France.

A plane in Flybe's latest purple livery.

Regional airline Flybe has confirmed its 2015-16 winter schedule to and from Stansted.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages