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18 November 2015 16:45


A booming Yorkshire-based chartered accountants has expanded its team as part of its ongoing strategy to operate in other areas of business management.

Wintersgill Associates, based in Ilkley, has established itself as a trusted professional services company after 10 years in business. Its capacity to provide consultancy services such as outsourced financial directorship has been bolstered by the addition of four new members of staff this year.

With two new accountants, a senior associate, and a practice manager to handle the growing range and volume of activity, Wintersgill Associates is positioned to increase focus on additional services such as business planning and change management as well as traditional accountancy.

Accountant Emma Greensmith joins Wintersgill Associates following a position as audit manager at Grant Thornton and with 20 years of experience will use her industry knowledge to facilitate growth in a portfolio of clients from small businesses to blue chip companies.
Emma will work alongside Laura Jepson (22), an apprentice accountant who is studying for The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications in accounting.

Rob Ormiston, brings a further 20 years of experience to the company from sectors including manufacturing, retail and property. His principle role will be to act as a financial director to clients specifically working towards expansion and increased profitability.
To oversee the management of the company’s increasing client base, Sandra Overfield completes the new intake as practice manager having previously managed the accounts department of a group of multinational manufacturing companies, subsequent to qualifying as a chartered accountant whilst with Deloitte.

Paul Wintersgill, managing director and founder of Wintersgill Associates, explains: “Our aim has always been to provide a much wider range of services that go way beyond traditional accountancy. With our newly expanded team we are now able to really grow this area of the business and absorb ourselves in more complex areas such as strategic financial planning, corporate recovery and company buyouts.

“Our philosophy is to look beyond figures and statistics and get to the root of what business owners really want – whether that is early retirement or expanding premises - and once we understand that, we can help them achieve their objectives.”

He added: “Finding the right team to support these goals is absolutely key, and by providing an inspiring, flexible environment to work in, we have attracted the very best people to support and strengthen our business and that of our clients.”

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