Jackie Hendley, Head of Tax at our award winning firm, has been appointed Regional Vice Chair for the West Midlands Institute of Directors.

The IoD West Midlands is comprised of over 1,800 directors and senior decision makers, and spans five counties – Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire – whilst also covering urban areas in Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and the Black Country.

Jackie is based at our Birmingham office whilst operating across the wider Midlands. She is perfectly positioned to work collaboratively with the institute and its members, which hosts seminars, business breakfasts and special events. These give members the opportunity to be inspired by business leaders, politicians and decision-makers in their localities.

Of the appointment, Jackie comments “I am thrilled to be appointed Regional Vice Chair for the West Midlands Institute of Directors. The IoD support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide with unwavering commitment, and also voice and represent opinions in the wider business community that otherwise may not be heard by government.”

She continues “As a Midlands based organisation ourselves, Smith Cooper continually strives to work closely with local businesses and leaders, working collaboratively to share knowledge and expertise, and support one another during changes in our economy. I believe the IoD promote this same ethos, and I’m therefore delighted to be associated and have the opportunity to operate as the Regional Vice Chair.”

Of Jackie’s appointment, Calum Nisbet, Regional Director at the IoD West Midlands comments “We are delighted that Jackie has agreed to support IoD West Midlandss and our Chair, Brian Hall, as our Vice Chair. Jackie’s extensive knowledge of the local business market is well respected and her input will be invaluable, to ensure the IoD reaches the widest audience and supports our aim to create a ‘region of leaders’.”

We have recently announced record breaking year end results, increasing our turnover by 15% in the last 12 months, placing us firmly on the map as one of the West Midlands most progressive and trusted firms of Accountants and Business advisors.