Congratulations To Richard!

Greenhalgh Kerr Local Authority Recoveries
Greenhalgh Kerr Local Authority Recoveries

Greenhalgh Kerr are pleased to announce the appointment of its Managing Director, Richard Kerr, as President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Association of the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation.

The Institute has a membership of over 2,400 and supports its members’ professional and personal development and the sharing of best practice in local authority ratings, including both Business Rates and Council Tax.

Richard, a member of the Lancashire and Cheshire Association for over 10 years, was appointed by outgoing president Catherine Nicholson at the Association’s AGM hosted by Richard at Albert’s in Standish on 21 April 2023.

On accepting the appointment Richard set out his agenda for his presidency, the priority being to raise awareness and drive uptake of apprenticeships in the local government ratings sector.

On his agenda, Richard said,

There’s a large pot of Government money just waiting to be accessed to help develop the next generation of local government ratings officers. Take up across the country has been sporadic so far and I aim to change that in Lancashire and Cheshire and make this an area of best practice in recruiting local young people to the sector.”

Whilst looking forward to his time in office Richard was also keen to thank his fellow committee members, past and present, for the hard work they put in in keeping the Association going through the pandemic and maintaining its position as one of the most active associations in the country,

 “The work you guys put in during Covid was incredible. You went above and beyond in difficult times, personally and professionally, and I have taken over a thriving association because of that, for which I’m truly grateful.”

Greenhalgh Kerr congratulates Richard on his appointment and wish him all the best for his forthcoming year in office. We’d also like to thank the members from both the local and national association who attended the AGM and made it such a special day for us all.

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