We are delighted to have welcomed three new employees to our Ashbourne office, bolstering our presence in the market town and taking the total number of staff there to 19.

Smith Cooper’s Ashbourne office, situated in the towns historic centre, services a range of clients throughout Derbyshire and further afield, particularly those operating in the farming and agricultural sectors. The Ashbourne team also specialise in landed estates and their unique requirements.

Natalie Pollard has joined the Tax team as Tax Manager, having spent significant time in a similar role at another accountancy practice, whilst Adrian Ball and Alex Cranstone have joined the Accounts team on training contracts.

Adrian, an ACCA qualified accountant, will be studying towards his Chartered Tax Adviser qualification (CTA), whilst Alex, who has joined from sixth form, is currently studying for his AAT qualification, and will then begin working towards his ACCA qualification. At present, there are 46 trainees across our 5 offices studying the same or similar accounting qualifications.

Bruce Montgomery, Partner based at the Ashbourne office comments “We are delighted to have welcomed Natalie, Adrian and Alex to our team during an exciting period of growth for the Ashbourne office. We are passionate about recruiting and investing in our team across all levels and disciplines, ensuring we continue to deliver a high quality and timely service to our loyal clients.”

We have grown our workforce significantly over the last five years, welcoming 43 new starters in the last year alone, 18 of who are on training contracts.

At present, we have a range of opportunities available across our offices in a variety of specialisms, including Tax, Accounts, Audit and Corporate Finance. To read more about the roles, or to apply click here.