Christopher Dicker and Robin Ashe

THE two men who have led the growth of chartered accountants Lovewell Blake for more than a decade - senior partner Christopher Dicker and managing partner Robin Ashe - are stepping down from their positions in October.

THE two men who have led the growth of chartered accountants Lovewell Blake for more than a decade - senior partner Christopher Dicker and managing partner Robin Ashe - are stepping down from their positions in October.

Russell Leggett will step up to senior partner, and Douglas Young to managing partner.

Mr Leggett has been a partner for 27 years, and Mr Young has been managing partner of the Norwich office since 1998. Lovewell Blake has offices in Halesworth and Lowestoft, as well as across Norfolk.

“Robin has been managing partner for almost 20 years and I've been senior partner since George Lovewell Blake retired in 1998,” said Mr Dicker. “Both of us feel this is the time to stand aside, although I should stress that we continue to work for the firm as partners.

“Russell has proved his abilities across a number of sectors, and is highly regarded by clients and the business community generally. As head of our agricultural department, Douglas has shown the increasing value of specialist expertise in the modern world. This approach has, I believe, set Lovewell Blake apart and helped drive the expansion of our services.”