Alf Smiddy of Granite.ie appointed Chairman of Quintas Group

Granite Consulting are delighted to announce here that The Quintas Group, one of Ireland’s leading independent Accountancy, Taxation and Financial Services Groups, has today 29th April, announced the appointment of their own chairman Alf Smiddy as Chairman of the Group.

The appointment of one of Ireland’s most high profile business leaders is a further step in the continual development of Quintas, which is headquartered in Cork.

The Quintas Group consists of four specialised divisions, and caters for a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors, and includes SMEs and major International organisations. The four divisions include Registered Auditors, Customer Financial Services providing personal and corporate Taxation, Financial Management, Audit and Accountancy Services, Wealth Management and Renewable Energy.

At today’s board meeting, Quintas Group Managing Director, Tim McCarthy stated “Alf brings to Quintas a wealth of senior management experience at the highest level in Industry, gained both in Ireland and internationally. Through this appointment we are making a conscious decision to invest in strengthening the commercial and industry experience within Quintas at the highest possible level”.

Tim added “At Quintas, we see ourselves as not only providing our clients with expert Accountancy, Taxation, Financial and Wealth Management Consultancy; but also as proactive business partners working alongside them as they develop and expand. High service levels, innovation and industry knowledge is critical in the new economic reality, and by bringing an industry leader and expert of the calibre of Alf Smiddy onto the Quintas Board, we are showing a commitment to our clients, and an investment that can offer our clients more than the traditional accountancy firm.”

Alf Smiddy is a Chartered Accountant by profession having worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and also at the most senior levels in the Irish and International beverage industry, including 12 years as CEO and Chairman of Beamish & Crawford plc and across a broad range of other private and public sector enterprises.

On his appointment, Alf stated I look forward to working with my new colleagues on the Quintas Board, and engaging with the Quintas leadership team in steering the organisation into a new growth phase for the Group. I hope to bring my extensive industry knowledge to the table, and look forward to working with such a progressive and innovative team, and delivering unparalleled services for clients.”

Alf added “Over recent years the Quintas Group has gone from strength to strength, and their highly experienced and motivated team have the drive and dedication for success, both for themselves and their clients — I see the Group playing a key role in achieving this success for their clients and for the Irish business community in general.”

The Quintas Group is one of Ireland’s leading successes in the Financial Services Sector over the last few years, with turnover growing from €1.5 million in 2005 to a record level of over €6 million in 2009. Quintas has managed to achieve this while maintaining its key focus of individual personalised service, and always striving to offer added value to its expanding client base. Quintas has a team of 60 dedicated professionals, with offices in Limerick and Cork. Quintas Energy is a division of the Quintas Group and is based in Seville in Spain, and also recently opened an office in Rome, Italy with expansion plans for the UK and US later this year.

Well done and best of luck to Alf from all the guys at Granite.

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