A KEIGHLEY firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers has appointed its fourth partner.

Richard Stratton has worked his way up the ranks of North Street-based Stirk Lambert & Co since joining the company a decade ago.

"I was delighted to be invited to become a partner in such a reputable firm," he said.

"I'm excited for the challenges of running a business and look forward to helping the firm grow to the next level."

He joins existing partners Catherine Hill, Richard Hudson and Steve McGevor.

Mr Hudson said: "We're delighted to promote Richard to be a partner in the firm and are looking forward to him helping us to continue improving and expanding the quality services we offer."