Gareth Francis has joined chartered accountants O’brien & Partners as the firm continues its expansion.

Gareth, who has a wealth of experience in the SME sector in Wales, becomes a Director of the Treforest-based firm.

Having qualified with Deloitte in Wales, he has worked on the audits of a wide range of companies and organisations, including manufacturing, retail, construction and the service sector, including charities and Not-for-Profit making organisations.

“My aim has always been to help my clients make best use of the information produced in the audit process, interpreting it and making their operations more efficient and robust, adding value in the process wherever possible,” said Gareth.

Gareth, 43, is originally from West Wales and took a degree in Business Studies at Glamorgan University. Since qualifying with Deloitte, he has worked with a number of leading firms in South Wales.

“I am delighted to have joined O’brien & Partners as the firm continues to grow, and to be part of their expansion plan.”

Partner Lewis Van Emden commented: “Gareth is a well known figure on the South Wales business scene and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm. Our team is growing and developing and we are adding to the range of skills we can bring to the service of our clients.”