Award-winning Yorkshire accountancy firm BHP has announced two senior-level promotions within its Charities team.

Neil Baldwin and Rachel Heath have both been appointed directors. They will have more influence over strategic decision-making, staff training/management and liaison with clients as part of their new roles.

The promotions come after a period of growth for the Charities team at BHP, which acts for more than 250 clients in the third sector.

In the 2021 Charity Finance magazine annual survey of charity audit firms, based on client feedback, BHP scored 100 per cent for charity expertise and 93 per cent for client service.

Rachel trained with BHP in the nineties and returned to the company in 2014 and Neil has been part of the BHP team since 2015 after the company acquired the firm he previously worked for.

Jane Marshall, charity partner at BHP said: “I am delighted that Rachel and Neil have achieved their promotions to Director. Their contribution to the Charities team is greatly appreciated, and it is partly due to their efforts that we have performed so well in the Charity Finance survey. I look forward to working with them as they develop this next stage of their careers within our Charities team.”

BHP’s Charities and Not-for-Profit team act for a range of third sector clients, from smaller organisations that require independent examinations to large organisations with complex fund structures.