L-R Tom Rhodes, Matthew Hall, Stuart Abbott, Stephen Trueman and Tom Lowry
L-R Tom Rhodes, Matthew Hall, Stuart Abbott, Stephen Trueman and Tom Lowry

Young generation looks to bright future at accountancy firm

13 September 2016

One of Harrogate’s oldest accountancy firms is looking forward to a bright future after investing in a new generation of talent.

Five trainees and recent recruits are developing their finance careers with the firm, which has been a part of the North Yorkshire business community for more than half a century.


Partner Joe Taylor, who himself joined the firm as a graduate 13 years ago, said:

Despite being a long-established presence in the local business community we have our eyes very firmly on the future and have a strong ethos of nurturing talent.


Lithgow Perkins’ next generation of business advisers includes Tom Rhodes, 22, who is currently studying for ACA exams, and Tom Lowry, 23, who is working towards his AAT exams, as they progress towards becoming qualified chartered accountants.


Joe said:

They have both joined us within the last four years and deal predominantly with accounts preparation.

They are hugely supportive of our newest recruit, 18-year-old Matthew Hall, who works with our bookkeeping and payroll team.


The three trainees are following in the footsteps of Stuart Abbott, 31, and Stephen Trueman, 29. Stuart joined the firm 12 years ago and is now a fully qualified chartered accountant who is continuing his studies with the Chartered Institute of Tax to further develop his tax specialism. Stephen joined 10 years ago and is now AAT qualified and delivers online bookkeeping training to clients.


Joe said:

These five members of our team are very much part of the firm’s future, and we’re delighted to be able to help them progress with their career in accountancy.

Developing our younger employees and giving them a clear career path within our company is vital to our future and key to retaining our reputation as an accountancy firm with a personal touch.

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