In 2008 Howard escaped from Grant Thornton UK LLP, where he had been a partner for over 25 years, to establish his own boutique practice.
We speak to Howard about his experiences of succession planning, the good the bad and the ugly.
We also discuss how to start the process of choosing a successor and the characteristics that Howard used in his days on the selection team for Partners at Grant Thornton.
We ask the question of what to do if there is no one within the family who is willing to take the business on.
You can get in touch with Howard on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/howard-hackney-9301b814/
On Twitter: @HowardHackney
Or his website is: http://www.howardhackney.co.uk/