Multi-award winning chartered accountants, Haines Watts South West, with two offices in North Devon and one in Cornwall, announces new appointments to their expanding team. This follows the promotion of Fiona Davey and Mel Stone to Senior Managers at the Launceston office, and newly appointed Amy Houlford as Manager for Bideford and Barnstaple.
Both Fiona and Mel have over 17 years’ experience working in professional accountancy practices in Cornwall and are Fellow Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). In their new roles as senior managers, they will review and oversee the preparation of annual accounts, tax and VAT for small and medium sized companies, partnerships and sole traders, and have face to face client contact.
Fiona Davey said: “Mel and I are both delighted with our promotions and very much looking forward to having our own client portfolios. Mel adds: “By meeting clients face to face, we will be able to develop a closer working relationship and gain an in-depth understanding of their individual business needs. Being local girls, we feel it’s also important for our clients to know that we both have hands-on knowledge, and experience of working and living in Launceston.”
Having worked for a small accountancy firm in North Devon, local girl Amy Houlford has been appointed as the new manager covering Bideford and Barnstaple offices. ACCA qualified, Amy brings with her a wealth of knowledge, and skills formed from a wide exposure across the accountancy sector, due to working in a small practice, and gaining hands-on experience with a wide and varied client base.
Amy comments: “I am thrilled to be joining the Haines Watts North Devon team and am looking forward to building my own client portfolio, whilst practising a management role in the Barnstaple and Bideford offices. I hope to bring the skills and knowledge that I have, to the clients here at Haines Watts, and in particular with agricultural clients.”