A noted Lancashire ‘deal maker’ has been appointed group finance director of Lytham-based Danbro Accounting, one of the fastest growing accountancy service providers in the UK.
Danbro managing director Damian Broughton said Rob Kenmare’s move underpins the firm’s determination to double the company’s client base and turnover over the next four years.
Mr Broughton announced his ‘2020 Vision’ shortly after moving into the 60,000 sq ft Jubilee House, on the edge of Lytham Green, earlier this year.
Danbro is poised to make the most of opportunities presented by the challenges of proposed legislative changes. The group offer specialist umbrella, accountancy, business and financial services.
Mr Broughton said: “We started our five-year plan last year with the intention of getting the company up to £500m turnover; grow our workforce to 300-350 and almost double clients from 8000 to 15,000.
“Rob joined us in November 2013 as group development director. He is an adept strategist.
“He has helped with a key acquisition that has enabled us to have a fully operational London base in addition to our office in the City which regularly hosts trade events.
“We believe wholeheartedly in the Northern Powerhouse but we must have a presence in the London area to serve the high volume of clients that we have in the southern counties.
“Rob helped us secure that. He is a strategic thinker; he makes considered decisions, and has a good sense of perspective.”
Mr Kenmare said: “Much of my work on strategic development and acquisitions has involved working closely with the financial function so this is a natural progression.
“We now have some idea of how proposed legislative changes in our market place will affect us and what our response will be.
“The industry needs to concur on the best way to provide services for recruitment agencies and end users.
“It is our ambition to grow the business – right across the group.
“The contractor market or contingent workforce is here to stay and will continue to grow and need us.”
Mr Kenmare was born in Blackpool and grew up in Fleetwood, where he attended Rossall School before studying economics with accountancy at Loughborough University.
He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1996 and has won Insider Lancashire’s ‘Dealmaker’ award three times.