Chartered accountancy firm, Townends Accountants LLP, has welcomed seven new trainees to the company as it continues to grow and invest in developing potential partners of the future.
The Yorkshire firm, which employs 70 staff members across two sites, has recruited Luke Martin, Louis McMaw, Will Johnson and Kristian Bell to join its York office and George Sutton, Bethany Wright and Daniel Masterman in its Goole office. The trainees have all studied accountancy or were in the early stages of their accountancy careers with other firms before joining Townends.
Bethany Wright joins the Goole team having studied A levels at York College. She said: “As a local firm, I was familiar with the good reputation Townends has built over the years and of the large variety of clients they work with.
“I was particularly drawn to the trainee scheme as it includes a slice of every aspect of accounting, rather than specialising so early on in my career. In the long term, I’m keen to qualify as a chartered accountant and I can already see that there will be lots of opportunities to progress here.”
Jayne Bryars, partner at Townends, said: “An apprenticeship is a brilliant way of bringing people into the business, to gain experience and develop their skills. It also gives the trainees an opportunity to put into practice what they learn in the classroom.
“As a firm, it gives us a strong line of succession and ensures that the business continues to develop and move forward. In fact, a number of our current partners, including me, started their careers with Townends as trainees and have progressed to the most senior positions here.
“We’re very pleased to have a really talented group joining us. It’s going to be exciting to see how their careers develop over the coming years.”