10th July 2017

10th July 2017

One of northern Lincolnshire’s most successful accountancy practices has appointed a new local partner.

Alex Douglas has taken on the enhanced role at RNS Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Barton.

He grew up in Burton-upon-Stather and attended Winterton Comprehensive and John Leggott before going to the University of Hull.

Alex joined RNS in 2004 and obtained his chartered accountant qualification three years later.

Wife Hannah is from Messingham and a primary school teacher. They have a one-year-old daughter, Martha.

He was pleased to accept the new equity partner role at RNS.

“I’ve enjoyed working for the firm since I joined and this is a new opportunity to work alongside some excellent colleagues and help it continue to grow,” he said.

He works on some of the firm’s audit clients and also specialises in social clubs.

His favourite part of the job is meeting clients, helping them get the most out of their business and grow.

Of the future, he said: “We see a large number of clients who are reliant on the steelworks in Scunthorpe so the purchase by Greybull and return to British Steel was a huge boost.

“I also deal with clients who work up and down the country and there seems to be a positive feel at the minute, order books are improving and clients are also busier tendering for new projects.

“Valuable lessons were learnt in the recession and businesses have come out the other side stronger and more able to deal with any unforeseen complications.”

Outside of work, much of his free time has disappeared since the arrival of Martha.

“I get to see Scunthorpe United very occasionally and like to get out on my bike when I can.

“Although I don’t do as much, I enjoy running. I have done a few road half marathons, including the recent one in North Lincolnshire, but prefer to be in the countryside on the footpaths and trails.

“I completed a 30-mile run in the Peak District last summer. I also like to get away on holiday with Hannah and Martha whenever I can.”

Alex can be contacted at RNS on (01724) 842713.