ANDREW JENNER FCA, FCCA
T. 07831 100528
Andrew Jenner co-founded KATO Consultancy with Phil Shohet in the mid 1990s, creating a specialist business which provides practice development consultancy and fee acquisition and merger search and advisory services to the accountancy profession. He is one of the leading practitioners in his field in the country. He trained and qualified in a small medium sized firm which grew progressively through two major mergers, culminating in a period with Touche Ross.
In 1981 Andrew was appointed the first Director of the ICAEW Practice Advisory Service, growing this over eight years and in the process being personally responsible for advising over 800 firms, from sole practitioners up to 20 plus partner firms. He also ran the Interfirm Comparison, a confidential practice profitability and management benchmarking service, and Chartac Recruitment Services, the Institute's career counselling and placement service for chartered accountants.
From the late 80s to mid 90s Andrew was National Director with PKF, one of the ten largest accountancy practices in the United Kingdom, working directly for the firm's managing partner on management issues affecting individual practice offices, including search and implementation of merger and fee acquisition and the associated due diligence.
Since establishing KATO with Phil, Andrew's consultancy and M&A work has been wide ranging, with assignments for a wide variety of firms, both National, regional and local, helping them to realize their ambitions and develop their businesses. He and Phil are co-authors of a number of publications and many articles for the professional press and are regular speakers at conferences and seminars.