Crowe Clark Whitehill clients chuffed with steam train treat

Staff and clients from the Midlands office of national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill took a ride on the Severn Valley Railway, enjoying the picturesque journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and back.

A 20-strong party were offered use of the observation carriage for the networking event.

Severn Valley Railway has been a client of Crowe Clark Whitehill for nearly two decades.

Midlands partner, Dave Darlaston said: “It was a great day out, a lot of fun and an opportunity to reaffirm business relationships,”

“It was a wonderful gesture by the railway and very much appreciated. I have been involved in handling their financial affairs and offering advice for the past 13 years. It is extremely interesting – they are a valued client. And I am particularly pleased that they have bounced back so well from the 2007 floods, proving as popular as ever.

“The thrill of a trip by steam engine through fabulous countryside remains a great experience for young and old.”

The party included Philip London and James Sharp, from Paintbox Group;  Brian Appleby, Arthur Hough & Sons Ltd; Ken & Brenda Bartlett, Karndean International Ltd; Harvey and Carol Northwood, Northwood Dispensing Chemists Ltd; Nick Ralls and Matthew Harris, Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) Ltd; Denis and Karen Lloyd Jones, Lickhill Manor Ltd.

Crowe Clark Whitehill are moving to new offices at Black Country House, Rounds Green Road, Oldbury, bringing together their Kidderminster and Walsall offices at the newly refurbished complex in a move to create a centre of excellence.