The promotions take effect from 1 April 2022, with Hillier Hopkins now having 16 principals and 200 staff across its offices in Watford, Milton Keynes and London.
A trusted adviser to entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses in Milton Keynes, James Johnson has been at the heart of the Buckinghamshire business community for more than 21 years. He brings to businesses the knowledge and guidance they need at successfully addressing all the challenges faced whatever stage of growth and development.
Commenting on his promotion James said: “Entrepreneurs and family-owned and managed businesses need advisers who bring a wide range of in-depth knowledge together with the understanding of their business and the challenges they face.
“For more than 20 years I have been helping businesses grow and flourish. Hillier Hopkins is the home to ambitious and family-owned businesses in Milton Keynes and I am thrilled to continue my career as a Principal at the firm.”
Gary Wong joined Hillier Hopkins in 2019 bringing with him 18 years top-flight audit experience from Grant Thornton, Deloitte and RSM. He represents businesses of all sizes across a wide range of industry sectors as well as having significant experience with international and AIM listed companies.
Gary said: “Hillier Hopkins is one of the accounting powerhouses in London and the south-east. It is home to early stage and high growth businesses, listed companies and international businesses looking to establish a UK footprint.
“It is a real honour to be promoted to principal and I look forward to continuing to build the practice and the firm’s reputation across the region.”
Alex Bottom, Managing Principal says: “Businesses are facing increased and continued uncertainty and need good advisers to help guide them through these challenging times. James and Gary have built a terrific client following and we are delighted announce their promotions to principal. We look forward to the continued contributions they will bring.”