Independent accounting and business advisory firm HURST has announced a raft of promotions in its business services team.
Four of the five people promoted began their careers with the firm as trainees.
Chris Stewardson, who has become a partner, joined as a trainee in 2005. He was promoted to manager in 2014 and to associate partner level in 2021.
Ryan Tattler, who joined as a trainee in 2015, becomes a senior manager. He became an associate manager in 2019 and a manager in 2021.
Rebecca McLoughlin has been promoted to manager. She joined HURST as a trainee in 2017.
Lisa Everett, who has become an associate manager, started at the firm as a trainee in 2019.
Paul Corner, who has been at HURST since 2001, has become a senior manager.
HURST focuses on advising entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses with turnover of £5m and above across all sectors. Clients include Kinaxia Logistics, M&I Materials, Beechfield Brands, Duerr’s, Oliver Valves, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Krones UK, Creamline Dairies, Arighi Bianchi, Scapa Group and Hyde Group.
The firm’s business services team, led by partner Mike Jackson, provides compliance and advisory services to a growing client base.
Mike said: “Our growth has been propelled by our genuinely different approach to dealing with clients, and this is made possible by the team we have built at the firm.
“They understand our culture and how we work with clients to deliver a great service, and our clients really value these relationships.
“Many of our team have been with us for the majority of their professional careers. Chris, Rebecca, Ryan and Lisa all trained with us. Paul has been with us for over 20 years and has played a big part in establishing our culture.
“They all share a passion for working alongside clients to provide great outcomes.”
He added: “The pace of growth at the firm means everyone in the team can look forward to developing their roles and broadening their experience. We have a constant flow of promotions and internal role opportunities. These are fundamental to our goal of helping our team to constantly develop.
“I’m really proud of the individuals we have promoted. They have all shown they are ready to take on new challenges and I look forward to working with them to take our business forward.”