Smailes Goldie appoints eight new staff members

Nicki Shipley

Hull-based accountancy firm Smailes Goldie has appointed eight new staff members, including five professional trainees.

The Group, with offices in Hull and Barton, has seen rapid growth, which has enabled it to offer new jobs to local people.

The firm’s new starters include Trainee in Agriculture, Bethany Tang, as well as Trainees, Zoe Matthews, Thomas Kipling, Jamie Shepherd and Nathan Lutkin. The latter four were recruited at the firm’s regular trainee recruitment evening in April this year.

The professional training programme at Smailes Goldie has a strong national and international reputation. Two years ago, trainee Natalie Hoskins achieved the highest mark of all entrants worldwide in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ (ICAEW) Corporate Reporting exam.

A year ago, Mike Stocks and Luke Taylor were appointed as Partners of the firm, having both joined as trainees in September 2009.

In addition to the new trainees, John Auld has joined the firm as a Corporate Tax Senior, while Phil Leach and Gail North have joined in important support roles.

Nicki Shipley, a Partner at Smailes Goldie Group, said: “It is wonderful to be able to welcome all our new starters as we continue to grow the firm.

“We are especially proud of our training programme, which has been highly successful in giving young people from the local area the opportunity to embark on their professional careers and has even seen trainees work their ways through the ranks to become Partners.”