30 new recruits for Danbro

Thirty new starters have joined Danbro accountancy since the milestone 150th appointment of client accountant Stuart Clark in summer.

The growth reflects a change in pace as the Blackpool-based accountancy company which specialises in the freelance and contractor market prepares to relocate to a showcase headquarters in Lytham over Christmas.

The firm, which now has more than 180 employees, and around 7,000 clients, expects to double its workforce within three to five years of relocating to Jubilee House, the former Land Registry base, on the edge of Lytham Green.

There’s a major push, under director of people and standards Helen Broughton’s lead, to drive up recruits to payroll as well as accountancy. A key incentive for young people is the chance to earn and learn and follow a defined career path – as more choose to avoid student debt and seek apprenticeships or other opportunities.

Damian Broughton, managing director, says: "We're not the kind of people to get overwhelmed by change, or expectations, growth, the scale of the building or the future. We are structuring the business to ensure we're in the best possible shape to move into Jubilee House in December - and push Danbro forwards." "It will have a big impact on the local economy and for us. it help us progress people and aspirations. It will also be fantastic to work out of one base in a great location and which offers room to grow.