Moore and Smalley hires 11 new trainees

Accountancy firm Moore and Smalley has recruited 11 new trainees across its regional offices.

The 2016 intake represents a significant investment in the future of the top 50 UK accountancy practice, which last year announced record financial results and opened new regional hubs in Manchester and Liverpool.

The Preston-headquartered firm already has established offices in Blackpool, Lancaster, Kendal, Southport and Nottingham and has around 280 staff.

Graham Gordon, managing partner of Moore and Smalley, said: “We want to be recognised as one of the leading business advisory firms in the UK. We’ll do this by continuing to invest in our people at all levels of the organisation.

“We’ve been doing lots of work behind the scenes to ensure we can attract the best financial talent, particularly at entry level to the profession. Our new trainees all bring new thinking and qualities to Moore and Smalley. It’s a pleasure to welcome them to the firm. We look forward to seeing them flourish with us.”

The firm’s new AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) trainees are Samantha Faulkner, Daniel Scott, Victoria Robertshaw, Matthew Hodgson, Joshua Sadler, Luke Baldwin and Elliott Jones.

Meanwhile, it’s new ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) trainees are Hope Deary, Catherine John, and Ellie Farthing. Leon Bhatt has also joined the firm as a payroll trainee. Elliott, Hope, Catherine and Ellie will join the firm’s Preston office. Daniel and Victoria join the team in Kendal. Samantha, Luke and Leon will work in the Lancaster office, while Matthew and Elliott will be based at the Blackpool and Nottingham offices respectively.