Staff from all 12 offices of Rothmans Accountants, one of the South’s longest-established and largest practices, joined together this week to celebrate the firm’s 60th anniversary.
The celebratory afternoon was held at the Guildhall, Winchester, where the firm was first founded in 1955 by Algy Rothman. The firm became known as Rothman Pantall & co. five years later when it was joined by Geoff Pantall.
Over the past six decades, Rothmans has steadily expanded, and now has offices in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire and in London, employing nearly 200 staff.
Staff celebrated the firm’s milestone with Champagne and a traditional English Tea, while enjoying a look back through the past 60 years in a presentation by Senior Partner, Martin Osborne.
The event was also an opportunity to mark the contribution given by its longest-serving staff, including Partner, John Poulter, who has been with the firm for 50 years.
2015 has been a notable year for Rothmans, with larger offices opened in Southampton and a new office in Petersfield and the founding of its new insolvency arm, Rothmans Recovery Ltd, which has offices in Portsmouth, Salisbury and Bristol.
Through the years, Rothmans has built a strong reputation in the region for the support it provides to businesses. As well as sponsoring awards which recognise fledgling firms in the South, Rothmans hosts free economic and budget update seminars for hundreds of businesses each year. It also holds annual business leaders lectures, providing insights from Britain’s greatest success stories, such as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Waitrose.
Senior Partner, Martin Osborne, said, “During the past 60 years, we have been privileged to look after generations of families and businesses and are proud not only of the rewarding relationships we build with our clients, but also our involvement in the local communities where we are based.
“This event has been an excellent way to thank staff for the important role they play in the firm’s continued success and to raise a glass to toast our next 60 years and beyond!”.