Accountancy firm adds to tally of talent

Nurtured talent: Tom Rhodes, Matthew Hall, Stuart Abbott, Stephen Trueman and Tom Lowry. (S)
Nurtured talent: Tom Rhodes, Matthew Hall, Stuart Abbott, Stephen Trueman and Tom Lowry. (S)

One of Harrogate’s oldest accountancy firms is shaping a bright future by investing in a new generation of talent.

Lithgow Perkins’ next generation of business advisers includes Tom Rhodes, 22, who is currently studying for ACA exams, and Tom Lowry, 23, who is working towards his AAT exams, as they progress towards becoming qualified chartered accountants.

Partner Joe Taylor, who him-
self joined the firm as a graduate 13 years ago, said: “They have both joined us within the last four years and deal predominantly with accounts preparation. They are hugely supportive of our newest recruit, 18-year-old Matthew 
Hall, who works with our book-
keeping and payroll team.”

The three trainees follow in the footsteps of Stuart Abbott, 31, and Stephen Trueman, 29. Stuart joined the firm 12 years ago and is now a fully qualified chartered accountant, and Stephen joined 10 years ago and is now AAT qualified.

Mr Taylor said: “These five members of our team are very much part of the firm’s future, and we’re delighted to be able to help them progress with their career in accountancy.

“Developing our younger employees and giving them a clear career path within our company is vital to our future and key to retaining our reputation as an accountancy firm with a personal touch.”