Carolyn Atkinson, director of Sheards Accountancy Ltd, has been elected president of the Huddersfield & District Society of Chartered Accountants.
The appointment was confirmed by outgoing president, Mark Fielding, at the groups’ annual meeting at the John Smiths Stadium.
Carolyn began working for Sheards in 1985 following the completion of a Foundation Course in Accountancy at Huddersfield University before qualifying as a chartered accountant and rising through the ranks to become a Director.
Carolyn follows in the footsteps of two Sheards colleagues, Michael Dyson and Frederick Sheard who held presidencies in the late 70’s and 80s.
Carolyn Atkinson said: “I’m deeply honoured to have been chosen as the president of the Huddersfield & District Society of Chartered Accountants 2017/18. And as the second lady President to be appointed since the Society began.
“I intend to build on Mark’s good work by reaching out to the other professionals and business community in Huddersfield, and also to involve the students and younger members of the professions in our events.
“We are all very loyal to our town, and I want to continue to build on those relationships which currently exist, but also to strengthen them and help our future business leaders along the way.”