Leading Chartered Accountancy firm, Mitten Clarke, has boosted its team to provide extra support and advice to clients as they navigate the Covid-19 storm. Twelve appointments have been made across the Stoke-on-Trent team, taking Mitten Clarke’s total head count to 73. Throughout summer, new faces have appeared within in the accounts, tax, payroll, audit, client services and marketing teams in order to assist clients in accessing Government furlough, loan and business support schemes. In addition to this, Mitten Clarke have been helping with cash flow forecasts, providing advice around future strategy, assisting clients to ensure they have the right structure to protect their assets and supporting with payment plans or deferrals.
“Our recent appointments reflect the company’s ambitious growth targets and our drive to innovate within the market, plus the demands that the Coronavirus pandemic has generated,” said Operations Director, James Beardmore. “Good financial advice is now more valuable than ever. In the first two months of lockdown, Mitten Clarke supported clients in gaining over £9 million in Government support through the CBILS scheme which helped secure the future of their business and many jobs. Government advice and support for companies is constantly changing and it’s essential that they get guidance to stay afloat. Our clients appreciate us being on the end of the phone and often run most things past us. They value our impartial recommendations and assurances. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt and develop our services to meet client needs. As a business we saw growth prior to the pandemic and the new appointments will ensure that we continue on this trajectory.”
This news follows the opening of the firm’s Manchester City Centre office earlier this year, prior to the country going into lockdown due to the pandemic. The new office is headed by Lindsey Shepherd, who has more than 15 years experience in accountancy and working with clients across the North West. Whilst continuing to support existing clients in the region, Lindsey’s team seek to support the overall Mitten Clarke development through the acquisition of new clients, particularly in Greater Manchester.
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