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North East accountancy firm Baldwins goes from strength to strength


North East market-leading accounting and business advisory firm, Baldwins, a CogitalGroup company, has expanded its accounting and audit team to satisfy increasing demand for its services across the region.

To accelerate its growth, Laura Nolan, accounts senior, Ryan Dunn, accounts senior, Leanne Metcalfe, audit manager, and Lucy Morris, accounts senior, have joined the accounting and audit team at the Wynyard office, bringing further expertise within audit, cloud solutions and general accounting.

Speaking about the latest appointments, Joanne Regan, partner for the Wynyard office, said: “We are thrilled to welcome these new starters to the team. We look for the very best talent that the North East has to offer, and we are committed to helping the team develop their existing skills, both for their progression and to ensure that we meet the ever-evolving needs of our diverse client base.”

In addition, the business has announced the promotion of Tracey Turner from accounts senior to accounts manager and Michael Laverick from accounts manager to senior accounts manager. Tracey and Michael, who joined the firm as trainees, are key members of the compliance team responsible for helping to build the practice’s client base in the Teesside area. These promotions will help the firm deliver its ambitious growth plans which will encompass the wider North East region.

Joanne said: “Tracey and Michael’s promotions are well-deserved and with their commercial experience and support that they give to their fellow team members, they are set to continue to progress within the firm.

“Our culture is one that encourages staff to achieve their ambitions and we adopt a policy of promoting from within wherever possible, so being able to guide talented individuals through their careers is fundamental to the success of our business.”

The Wynyard team are also celebrating the success of three accounts and audit seniors who have achieved exceptional results in their professional exams. Nichola Miles and Cheryl Brown attained the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification and Ryan Hall obtained the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) ACA qualification.

“We are thrilled with the results our team have achieved in their examinations,” Joanne commented.

“It’s great to see so many people rising up the ranks at Baldwins. We are always keen to promote and develop talent and this is a great example of that. Our newly qualified team members have a great foundation to move forward in their career aspirations. We strongly believe in providing opportunities for personal development and progression within the business and we’re looking forward to lots more of this in the years to come.”

Baldwins is one of the UK’s leading business services groups. Currently, CogitalGroup has 4,700 people operating from 150 offices in seven countries, with revenue in excess of £320 million.

Baldwins specialises in accountancy and business advisory services, including corporate finance and specialist tax advice to all businesses from start-ups to mature companies, across a broad range of business sectors.

For more information about its services, visit www.baldwinsaccountants.co.uk.

Twitter: @baldwinsandco and @baldwinsNEast

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