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New head of finance for Shropshire law firm

The financial controller at one of Shropshire’s leading housing associations has taken up a new position at county law firm Lanyon Bowdler.
Paul Ellis has been with Severnside Housing for the last three years and moves to Lanyon Bowdler as Head of Finance ahead of the retirement of the firm’s existing finance and IT director, Dave Grattage.
Brian Evans, Lanyon Bowdler’s managing partner, paid tribute to Mr Grattage, who has been with the firm for more than 16 years.
He said: “We would like to put on record our thanks to Dave, who has worked tirelessly for Lanyon Bowdler during his time with the company. His efforts are very much appreciated.
“Dave’s retirement means we have a new head of finance joining us and we are delighted that Paul Ellis will be taking up his post in February. Paul has been group financial controller at Severnside Housing for the last three years.
“Dave retires at the end of April so Paul will have a good settling in period to find his way around the firm. Dave joined Lanyon Bowdler in September 2000 and has been instrumental in the development of the firm since then.
“The firm is continually growing and developing in a greatly changing world, but Lanyon Bowdler’s commitment to excellence remains paramount.

“We have grown a team of top-quality professional managers to support our legal staff and provide the conditions they need to give first-class service to our business and private clients.

“Dave Grattage has been a major part of that team and I am sure Paul will carry on the good work when he joins the firm.”
Paul Ellis is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and he qualified in 2007. He previously worked at T A Gittins & Co and before that at Mazars in Leeds. He lives in Shrewsbury with his wife and two young children.

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