Accountancy firm Hentons is gearing up for expansion in North Yorkshire following the completion of an office refurbishment in Thirsk.
Hentons will create four new jobs as the firm grows. The refurbished office and team will be dedicated to meeting the needs of farmers and the wider business community, helping clients to access a wide range of skills from accounting to tax advice and wealth management.
Penny Sanderson, a specialist manager with expertise in dealing with farming and landed estate clients, has already been appointed to lead operations at the Thirsk office.
Ms Sanderson is from a farming background, and her husband is a farm manager, giving her a full understanding of the challenges that farmers face. Ms Sanderson has over 25 years of experience in the agriculture sector.
Ms Sanderson will not only help farmers meet the challenges of filing VAT tax returns online but will also be helping them to use the data to operate more efficiently. It would appear that the majority of farmers are not prepared for the move to a digital tax system this month.
Ian Wallace, a consultant at Hentons, said: “By increasing our presence in North Yorkshire and expanding the team further, we are providing a much-needed service designed to meet the complex business needs of the surrounding farming community.
“We provide invaluable support from teams of specialists who understand what is required. For many rural business operators, the move to digital taxation and real-time reporting could prove to be a major headache, but we believe that with Hentons guiding them through it, this also presents a great opportunity for farmers to run their businesses more profitably and efficiently with the increased availability of management information.”
Hentons has recently made significant investments in new technology and talent to expand the range of services it provides for companies. A recent investment of £150,000 in digital infrastructure will provide clients with a world-class digital accounting service.
Hentons Thirsk is holding two open afternoons on 3 and 17 June 2019 to offer existing and potential clients, along with local professionals, an opportunity to informally meet the Hentons team.