Tony Sarin, Chairman of regional accountancy firm Clark Howes Group has been named among the Top 50 most influential people in finance by leading industry publication Accountancy Age.
The Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2014, which includes Chancellor George Osborne and Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, ranks the top players in the UKs finance and accounting industry
Sarin is recognised for his role as the founder of Numerica Group PLC, the business services firm that pioneered the listed consolidator model, and grew it to the fourteenth largest accountancy practice in the UK before being sold to BDO and Vantis in 2005.
Sarin acquired Clark Howes Group alongside Tim Shaw, former Watford Football Club Chief Executive, in May of this year. Renowned as an angel investor and serial entrepreneur, Sarin is quoted in Accountancy Age as ‘getting back to what he knows and loves’ with his investment in Clark Howes.
‘I am delighted to be included in the top 50 financial power list 2014. Numerica Group PLC was groundbreaking in its approach by introducing an entirely new business model into the accountancy profession. Following the sale of Numerica and my subsequent role as an angel investor helping a large number of growing businesses, I decided to go back to my roots to develop an exceptional accountancy group to help entrepreneurs realise their business ambitions.
Also included in this year’s list are Vince Cable, Secretary of State, and Lin Homer, Chief Executive of HM Revenue & Customs.