THE new president of the South Lakeland and Lancashire branch of a body representing chartered accountants has said it is an 'honour' to take on the role.

Shru Morris takes the reins from Rovert Sheffrin in the position at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

She said: "I’m very much looking forward to the year ahead.

"I aim to encourage local members, in both practice and business, to engage with us so that we can provide effective support and ensure that the views of chartered accountants are promoted both locally and nationally.

"I also aim to build on the society’s excellent work by continuing to deliver high-quality events to support members, especially those affected by the current crisis.”

There are 1,880 ICAEW members across the regions of South Lakeland and Lancashire.