Hull-based accountancy and business advisory firm, Smailes Goldie Group, has continued to grow during the pandemic with a further 16 new appointments joining in recent weeks.

Amongst the appointments are 11 Trainees, embarking on their careers in accountancy and tax with the firm – Laura Scaife, Lloyd Wesson, Ellie Brennan, Jasmine Ullyott, Katie Cadwaladr, Natasha Tucker, Daniel Adamson, Jake Grainger, Lewis Fewster, Keeley Rudd and Emily Fox.

The appointments have been made despite the background of the pandemic, which has meant the assessment and interview process has been carried out remotely for the first time.

Because the firm has adapted in this way it has been able to continue its support for local people embarking on their professional careers with the firm.

Each year, Smailes Goldie Group takes on several new trainees to begin their careers at the firm while pursuing various professional qualifications in accountancy and tax. Their success has gained the firm a national reputation for the quality of its training offering.

Two years ago, Mike Stocks and Luke Taylor were appointed as Partners of the firm, having both joined as trainees in September 2009.

The firm’s new Trainees are joined by a number of qualified staff, including Audit Seniors, James Wilkie and Tom Tallentire as well as Payroll Technician, Jodie Foster.

The newly-appointed members of the team will be working with colleagues at Smailes Goldie Group to deliver first rate accountancy, tax and business support services, including payroll, to clients across the region and beyond as they look to bounce back from the pandemic.

Nicki Shipley, Partner at Smailes Goldie Group, said: “We are delighted to have been able to welcome so many Trainees as well as a number of qualified staff to the firm recently, despite the challenging economic conditions we are all facing at the moment.

“Businesses, charities, schools and private individuals have never been so much in need of our services as they are now.

“The Trainees joining our firm now will see first-hand how we support our clients through the Covid-19 recovery.

“We take great pride in our training programme, which ultimately means that our clients benefit from the best accountancy and tax talent possible.”

Smailes Goldie Group is now embarking on recruiting its next trainee intake. To find out more, please visit:

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