Clive Owen LLP has geared up for further growth at its York office with the appointment of Matthew Dobbie as a trainee accountant.
Matthew, 20, hails from Leeds and has joined Clive Owen LLP from property developers Caddick Developments.
Matthew was educated at Tadcaster Grammar School before moving on to Selby College to study a Level 2 Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business. He is currently working to complete his Accounting Technician degree.
Rosemary Anderson, tax partner at Clive Owen in York, said: “Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, the firm remains committed to its policy of giving young people the opportunity to take their first steps on the career ladder. Attracting, training and retaining the best talent is an important part of our plans for future growth and Matthew will be a real asset to the team.”
Matthew said: “Clive Owen is a growing firm with a great reputation, and this was an excellent opportunity to broaden my experience at an established accounting firm.”
Away from the office Matthew is a keen rugby player, representing Harrogate RUFC.
uring the breakdown of play caused by this year’s lockdown, he took up climbing and is now training for an attempt at the Three Peaks Challenge next summer. This consists of climbing the three highest mountains in England (Scafell Pike, 978m), Wales (Mount Snowdon, 1085m), and Scotland (Ben Nevis, 1345m), all within 24 hours.
Matthew said “My friends and I have always been interested in climbing and the sudden end of the season gave us time to get organised and start preparing. I’m enjoying the sense of responsibility and ownership you get from a solo sporting challenge, although I can’t wait for Saturday afternoon games to come round again!”