Chilton was promoted from her previous position of senior manager at the company’s Regent Road office earlier this month. Her appointment takes the number of partners at the firm to 10: eight from its Leicester head office and two at its second branch on Forest Road, Loughborough.
Having qualified as a chartered accountant with the ICAEW in 1994, and gained Fellowship of the Institute in 2007, she joined Newby Castleman 19 years ago following its acquisition of Jervis Taylor and Partners in 2000, where she had worked as a manager.
Chilton has worked with UKD, one of the largest footwear distributors in the UK, for the last 30 years. Since joining Newby Castleman she has managed UKD’s accounts, providing ongoing audit and tax compliance services as well as occasional bespoke, specialist advice.
Chris Brown, IT and operations director at UKD, said: “Joanne has always been a pleasure to work with over the many years I’ve known her. She is professional and personal all at once, which is what we at UKD look for in an accountant: expert information and honest advice. Joanne represents Newby Castleman extremely well – her promotion couldn’t be better deserved.”
Chilton added: “Over the years I have built my own portfolio of clients, many of whom I’ve worked with for over 20 years, managing all of their account and taxation needs. I also oversee a team of staff to co-ordinate the smooth running of the work within our department.
“In recent years I have become more involved in estate planning, which I find fascinating and rewarding from a professional point of view, as well as significantly beneficial to clients. All aspects of my work in tax and estate planning will continue, alongside which I am also looking forward to developing my new role as these are very exciting times for Newby Castleman.”
Managing partner Chris Castleman said : “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Joanne as our new partner. Her promotion is the culmination of her hard work and personalised advice over the years, as well as the determination and commitment she has shown to strengthening the firm’s presence in Leicester.
“We believe this appointment, coupled with our ongoing re-branding activities throughout both branches, will continue to raise Newby Castleman’s profile even further. We look forward to Joanne continuing to play a key role in the future of our firm.”